BE HAPPY : ENJOY LIFE BY LIVING IT TO THE FULLESTBE HAPPY : ENJOY LIFE BY LIVING IT TO THE FULLEST https://www.delphineremy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Be-Happy.jpg 1024 1024 Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach https://www.delphineremy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Be-Happy.jpg
We are each granted 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week and 365 days in a year but why does it seem some people are living more fulfilled lives than others? We can sit here and make excuses about opportunity and resources (she’s prettier than I am) — or we could be proactive and take back control of our lives. Did you wake up today thinking to yourself, what a beautiful day. I’m lucky to be alive? Are you excited about your days? Your future? If not, then let’s change that — because each and every one of us deserves to happy and I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It won’t come from scratching items off the “adulting” list.
Greet the day with a smile. Each day, no matter if you slept poorly or too few hours — you may have even been woken by the charming sounds of a newborn — I want you to do yourself a favor and smile. Genuinely smile for yourself. This exercise doesn’t need to take place in any specific place but it would be ideal if it’s the first thing you do in the morning. Lay in the comfort of your own bed, close your eyes if you choose, and give yourself a moment to feel that smile. This may feel silly but the benefits are numerous. Studies have shown smiling (in general) has been known to significantly lower stress and anxiety and well as strengthen the immune system and release endorphins. Smiling will also empower you to feel more confident and comfortable with yourself. So go ahead — smile. Continue to practice this throughout the day!
Pursue your passions and interests. If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life, or so they say. I don’t know that I can completely agree with this statement but I can definitely agree that there are benefits to loving the work you do. When people ask me what I do I oftentimes don’t know how to answer. There are so many fulfilling aspects of my work and also so many facets of it. Am I a coach, a chef, a nutritionist or blogger? I suppose all of the above! My point is — you are not your “job” or your a “title” — you a person with gifts, talents and passions. Identify them and they will take you far.
Commit. Be it a promise or goal you’ve set for yourself, your career, or loved one — having commitments that excite you give you the opportunity to fully invest yourself in a cause greater than yourself. It feeds you many positive ways, mentally, physically and emotionally. Swami Sivananda states, “Put your heart, mind and soul into even the smallest acts. This is the secret to success.”
Be kind. Generosity promotes generosity and makes you feel good. Studies have found a link between kindness and the dopamine “feel good” neurotransmitter. Several books have published studies worldwide on the correlation between acts of kindness and physical and mental sensations of happiness, increased self-worth, boosted energy levels and lowered stress levels.
Just do it. More than just a slogan , “Just do it.” is a personal mantra and a way of thinking. Too often the left brain kicks in and talks us out buying the dress, going on vacation, or starting the business we’ve always wanted and while logic and objectivity are important, the heart knows what it wants. Steve Jobs was quoted saying “ Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
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