Are You Happier Than You Realize?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

While reading the article "What Happy People Know"
, I began doing a mental check to see if I was on course. Are these traits of healthy people present in your life?

1. Body Wisdom. "Their keen awareness and long experience allows them to visualize how their cells are revitalized by specific foods, how the bunched and inflamed fibers of a calf muscle are elongated and soothed by stretching and kneading, how their flagging brain cells will respond to strong sunlight or a power walk with a mood-boosting squirt of dopamine."

2. Physical Pleasure. "Work and love... Freud said if you can be successful in both — even if the work is really hard — you'll be happy."

3. A Moral Obligation to Good Health. "Life is a gift, they feel — and one that can be rescinded at any time. To live irresponsibly is to dishonor that gift."

4. Embrace the Tough Things in Life. "That is, when you suffer a blow ... redirect the energy from the pain you feel to help you handle whatever you're facing."

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    Love your blog... thank you!
    2928 days ago
  • FITN2014-TSP
    Thanks for the blog. Very insightful. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2929 days ago
    They missed the most important secret of happiness--an attitude of gratitude, aka counting your blessings. Happiness is not having what you want but wanting what you have. Gratitude frees you from the toxic emotions such as pride, resentment, envy, jealousy. Most importantly it connects you to God, who provides His children with joy, purpose, and meaning greater than petty desire. How good it is to focus on the things that enable us to say "thank you."
    2929 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2010 9:16:00 AM
    Looks like quite the mental exercise to be happy.
    2929 days ago
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