Thursday, April 7, 2011

Think and Be Healthy and Happy


The way you think about yourself will affect your feeling and your health. Your state of health will, in turn, decide how happy you will be. The happier you are the more you feel good about yourself and the more you will think positively. It goes in a cycle.  The wholesome approach is to be happy, healthy and thinking right.

  1. Positive attitude: Since your thoughts will affect your feelings and the way you do things, it is wise to choose and think positively. Positive thinking opens up possibilities and generates ideas to get things done and solve problems. A positive attitude also promotes energy and happiness.  

  1. Peace of mind: Your peace of mind contributes to health and happiness. Meditate regularly to relax and gain serenity. Breathe slowly and deeply whenever you are busy to promote mental health and be composed.  Wanting less and be contented with what you have is another way to get peace of mind and happiness.    

  1. Vision: Identify your purpose in life and turn your dreams into reality. Be very clear about what you want in life and set challenging goals and plan for a desired future outcome. Goals direct your mind with focus and meaningful thinking.

  1. Hope and optimism: There will be hope and the future will be optimistic when you work your plan to achieve your goads. Hope is a powerful force to fortify your positive outlook in life because you live when there is hope. 

  1. Feeling good about yourself:  Your happiness is also determined by how much you love and appreciate yourself, Think of all the positive attributes to build your self-esteem:. Dressing smartly is one effective way to look good and feel good.

  1. Give:  You feel good when you do good to others. Do random act of kindness and look for ways to complement others.  You lift their mood and you are happy too. To attract happiness, fill your heart with gratitude, love and affection.

  1. Heaven on earth: Home is where you find peace and solace. It is the place where you will discover  more happiness and healthy living  amidst the joy and  laughter of family members 

  1. Move: Watch less TV and exercise more often to develop a fit and lean body. Go jogging and sweat it out under the sun. Breathe in fresh air and send more oxygen to your brain. This is the sure way to health and happiness.

  1. Eat: The key is to get a constant supply of nutrition into your body for energy; fitness and maintenance .Do not skip breakfast and drink plenty of water. Consume more fruits and vegetables and take in less sugar and salt.

  1. Sleep: The fact that you spend one third of your life on bed means that sleep is important for mental and physical health. You need a good night’s sleep to repair damages done to your body after a stressful day at work and restore your energy.  Insufficient sleep reduces your ability to concentrate and your mood is easily irritated.

  1. Healthy habits: Do you go to bed early and get up early?  Are you getting organized? Do you know the beauty of a simple life? Do you go slow and take breaks while at work? Can you be flexible and accept those things that you cannot change?  These are some of the healthy habits to bring you health, happiness and peace of mind.

  1. Balanced life: To strike a balance between your work and your family is the way to get happiness. Spending time to look after your health is also part of your balanced and healthy lifestyle. Building relationships is another area not to be ignored.

Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.  When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.  ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

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