Food Is Not Your Enemy


A Formula for Greater Happiness
July 30, 2013, 11:23 am
Filed under: Healthy Lifestyle | Tags: , ,

What makes you smile? Laugh? Jump up and down with excitement? For some, it’s body surfing in the ocean. For another, it’s a spin on a roller coaster, a solo movie date, or a perfectly ripe mango.

So … when was the last time you did something that makes you happy?

If it’s been a while, consider this: Happiness lowers stress levels, increases immune system function, and lowers your risk of disease. It also makes life easier.

Doing one pleasurable thing per day (or more!) is the most powerful antidote for gray, boring, or stressful days. Try this:

  • Make an “I love” list. List everything that you enjoy–nothing is too small or too large. If you enjoy it, get it on the list.
  • Take a look at how you spend your days. When could you fit in a little pleasure? Perhaps you could leave the office at lunch to walk in the park? Maybe you could play your favorite music while doing the dishes? Book yourself a massage this weekend?
  • Repeat daily, or more often, as needed.

Enjoy your summer!

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