Category Archives for "Happiness"

6 Happiness Secrets Revealed

 

6 Happiness Secrets Revealed

As we transitioned from the late 90s to the early 2000s, the definition of happiness and of success has changed from the earlier linear prospects that it used to be. A good, stable career that pays money, a good home with the white picket fence and the 2.0 Mini Van, and the retirement fund that would keep us all going till the end – this staple American Dream has changed to become more personal, more individualized and self-oriented.

So here are six happiness secrets that have taken the world by storm and will soon be the new normal:

  1. Self-Care – Requiring a diametric shift in perspective, today, the idea of self-care is fast gaining momentum. The concept behind it is that to be happy, you need to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially. This can’t be confused with selfishness; that’s prioritizing only your happiness over others. Self-care is when you take care of yourself first so that you enable yourself to look after others better. If that means having to let go of a toxic friend who brings you down constantly, then don’t hesitate! Being financially independent also gives you a sense of autonomy over yourself – it’s about loving you in all forms, so don’t think that makes you selfish!

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7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

 

7 Signs You’re In A Toxic Workplace

We spend most of our days working at our jobs, whether it is a 9 to 5 desk job or something that involves moving around. Our jobs give us purpose and allow us to earn money to not only put food on the table but also live in relative comfort and happiness. So why is it that most people feel stressed out, burned out, and utterly miserable when it comes to their workplace?

Here are seven signs that your workplace is toxic:

Unrealistic Expectations – when your employer sets deadlines that are impossible to meet or a target that is too hard for just one person to achieve, that’s definitely a toxic setup that will burn you out. A situation where you’re set to fail from the get-go because the workload is too much for a single person to handle is one you should consider getting out of immediately. The problem gets compounded by the lack of employee protest; if you’re threatened with losing your job for raising your voice, that’s definitely a toxic space to be in! Continue reading…

6 Instant Happiness Boosters

 

6 Instant Happiness Boosters

Everybody loves a person full of positive energy, who lifts up the atmosphere any and everywhere they go. Guess what? It’s easily achievable, like most things, it takes a little practice and a positive mindset. Start by rehearsing and integrating these 6 things and you too will be in an energetic and happier mood in no time.

 

SMILE

A smile is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Incorporate this into your daily routine and find something to smile about throughout the day. This powerful technique will work wonders on you and the people around you. Smile at your loved ones, colleagues, and random strangers. Always maintain eye contact while doing so. The feeling of warmth that surrounds you will leave you in a joyful disposition for the remainder of the day. Continue reading…

Why Most Heart Attacks Happen on Monday Mornings

 

Why Most Heart Attacks Happen on Monday Mornings

Research shows that people are more prone to having heart attacks on Monday mornings, particularly between 5 a.m., to 10 a.m. The main reason for this statistical increase on the first day of the week, when you’re typically supposed to be wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked, is due to the long-term effects of stress.

You don’t have to be a statistic; you have the power to change your destiny.

Stress, over long periods of time, causes a host of health problems like sleep disturbance, weight gain, and heart disease. And Monday morning, when you start thinking about how much you have to do, how you hate your job, demanding boss, or irritating coworkers – and up goes your chances of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest!

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10 Ways to Add Years to Your Life

 

 

10 Ways to Add Years to Your Life

The quality of the life we lead is on a downward spiral due to numerous reasons like stress, commitments, and personal issues – the list could go on forever. This directly or indirectly plays a huge role in negatively affecting our lives. However, small alterations in the way we live will help in improving our lives drastically.            

 

Here’s a list of the 10 ways to increase your longevity:

Eat a fiber rich diet, particularly for breakfast. When you take in a lot of fiber instead of those pesky carbs, you manage to maintain your blood sugar levels throughout the day and can go longer between those annoying hunger pangs. People who eat fiber rich foods for breakfast have a good chance of postponing, and possibly avoiding, the incidence of diabetes, which is a known accelerator of aging.

 

Sleep for a solid seven to eight hours. This is a time-tested cliché – but clichés are clichés because they are true! Not only does your body and brain need rest, it’s when you sleep that your body heals and regulates your cells. Everyone needs a minimum of seven hours of sleep if they want to live a healthy lifestyle. Lack of sleep leaves you irritable and upset; chronic lack of sleep will definitely lead to all kinds of health issues, from diabetes to obesity, none of which are conducive to a long life. Continue reading…

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…

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