Get Happy, Be Healthy: How Being Happy Improves Your Overall Health

 

Get Happy, Be Healthy: How Being Happy Improves Your Overall Health

 

Scientists and health care providers have been telling us for years that sustained negative emotions are detrimental to our health. Some scientists wondered if the inverse might be true and major happiness research has been undertaken. The results are in. Great news! Happiness is good for your health and essential to your well-being!  Research supports the claim that happier people are healthier and more successful people.

 

The Effects of Sustained Negative Emotions

If you are like most Americans, stress on the body has been a topic of conversation with your healthcare provider for quite some time now. Stress contributes to high blood pressure, migraines, tension headaches, heart disease, skin disorders, Alzheimer’s, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, and mental illness. Chronic rage, sorrow, and fear have all been proven to have a very negative impact on your health as well. Continue reading…

How Being Happy Increases Your Creativity

 

 

How Being Happy Increases Your Creativity

Travel down memory lane and think about the times when you were happiest—you’d find that it was when you were at your creative best–be it while painting a picture, growing your business, or simply working.

 

In order to be creative, doesn’t really require any extra talent—creativity is just as well associated with making a new dish or designing a new business plan as it is with painting a portrait or making something from nothing.

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5 Hijackers of Your Dreams

 

5 Hijackers of Your Dreams

Everyone has dreams and goals they want to accomplish. These dreams range from things like traveling, losing weight, pursuing your ultimate career, or even owning your own business. However, as you go on your journey to realize your dreams, there are always obstacles that can get in your way and lead to sabotaging your efforts. The key is to know what these hijackers are so you can plan for them. When you plan well, you are able to put provisions in place that will prevent these issues from getting in the way of your dreams.

 

Fear

Fear is an emotion that often stops people from going after what they truly want. It is easy to be afraid of what you do not know and this is what stops people from pursuing their dreams. They are afraid of how things might turn out or that their dreams will not come true. Fear is difficult to deal with and is not something that people can quickly get over. You have to identify the source of your fear before you are able to release its hold on you. The source of fear is different for every person, so know that this can take time. Continue reading…

Why Most People Fail and How to Prevent It

 

Why Most People Fail and How to Prevent It

Failure is something that everyone experiences and it is easy to get beat down by it. However, if you talk to the most successful people, you will find a common theme. They have all failed and have used their failures to learn and grow. In fact, many successful people credit failure as the fuel behind their success.

Failure is a cryptic teacher and it can take time to determine the lessons that it is trying to teach you. Failure hurts your ego and this is where most people put their focus because this is a natural reaction. However, once you take the time to evaluate the failure, you will see that the teachable moments exist and you will be able to figure out what they are.

There are a few things that you need to do when you experience a failure. This allows you to unearth the lessons and it helps you to prevent or better prepare for future failures. Continue reading…

How to Feel Happier

 

How to Feel Happier

Happiness is a place where everyone wants to find themselves, but it is often easier said than done.Being happy does require work, especially with the busy and over-extended lifestyles that adults tend to live today. However, it is important to know that everyone can be happy and the methods that will get you here are things that you can start doing today. This means that happiness is something you can start feeling immediately and there is no need to live in a state of constant stress and depressed moods.

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10 Secrets to Work-Life Balance

 

10 Secrets to Work-Life Balance

Stress at work has robbed many couples and families of their happiness. When you are doing overtime on the job, and possibly a hobby, spending time with family may be on the back-burner. Or possibly it’s the other way. You give all you have to your family and your employer, but your own needs are left out of the running.

Juggling the needs of your job and other high-priority areas in your life has been a headache for more decades than you could imagine. And it’s even worse now that smart technology tethers you to your work all day long, everywhere!

 

Why you need work-life balance

This is one of the most critical skills you need to master – not so you can be more efficient, productive, high earning and smart, but just because that’s the only way you’ll continue to be human. Sounds drastic, doesn’t it? But it’s true, because the moment you stop relating with people, and the moment you get out of touch with your own self, you’ve lost touch with reality to some extent.

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