- Quality of Life & Wellness
Keep Happy And Live A Longer Life
It seems happiness is a hot topic around the world.Governments world wide want to gauge it, the feel good factor could not be better in Britain, after a wonderful triumph in the best ever 2012 Olympic games.
Recent studies show that happy and contented and happy people live longer, have better relationships and are less likely to turn to crime.They also work to their potential and are more productive.
We all want to be happy and keep happy, but we cannot be happy all the time.Can we possibly make ourselves happier?
How To Be happy
Happiness does not depend on being cheerful and chipper all the time, and does not rely on our instant highs, like our favourite athletes winning gold medals or impulsive buys of the latest electronic gadgets.
Being happy is about your own values and your sense of contentment as well as others. it is also about seeing the positive side of situations and having the confidence to deal with the downturns in life.
These are things that everyone can achieve if they want to.
Make It Happen
"Happiness depends upon ourselves."- Aristotle.
Many people will find it wonderful when they get a job promotion and find new freinds that welcome us. These boosts help us towards happiness, yet are not vital, if we come to rely on them we begin to live in fear that they will be taken from us
Like many things in your life you have to work on your happiness.It is not people and events that make us happy.
Thinking positive and having happy thoughts will help you register happiness in your brain.Cheerful thoughts are a good exercise.
Remembering and recording moments of happiness will help happy feelings to take root in your mind.
Let yourself know what makes you happy, and try to remove things from your life that make you unhappy.
Don't try to see every thing as all or nothing,winning or losing?Take the positives from the situation and realise what you enjoyed and how it made you feel better.Be realistic, simple every day things can make you happy.
If you can't conrtol situations do not choose to dwell on them too long, move on to things that you can control and make you happy.
Training Your Brain
You can improve your mood by learning to train your brain. Deliberately thinking and pursuing happy thoughts are known to transmit happiness to the more active structures of our brains that promote happy feelings.It is about creating joyful habits.