Happiness and health influence each other. Being happy can make us feel significant and positive, and in turn, makes us feel healthy. And feeling healthy leads to better choices physically, like with food and exercise. Being unhappy and unhealthy makes you feel heavy, unworthy, slow, and negative, causing you to make poor choices and eat bad foods.
You see, what truly creates happiness and health is your mindset, your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. They produce an environment. Follow these tips to help you construct your process to lead to happiness and health.
Mindfulness does not create happiness. Instead, it leads to a greater sense of awareness. Mindfulness is being aware in the present moment of your feelings and thoughts and nurturing them for your environment to be better. Mindfulness institutes patience and acceptance through awareness.
By understanding the present moment, you can regulate your thoughts and feelings rather than descend into stress, anxiety, depression, or emotional disorder. As you become more present in life, mindfulness un-brainwashes you to make better decisions, let go of the distractions and disturbances holding you back, making you unhappy and unhealthy. You can manage your life and take back control of your thoughts to produce better and balanced emotions and feelings. This will lead to positive intentions.
Mindfulness is the key to a greater awareness that opens the door to institute patience and acceptance.
Learn to Accept
The world is not a perfect place. Never has been and never will. What will happen will happen. However, you can be happy right now. Happiness is a state of mind and based on your perspective. It is your thoughts and feelings that determine reality. The more you learn to accept, the more balanced you will feel. Whatever you think and feel releases hormones in your body and neurotransmitters in your brain, healthy or unhealthy, happy or unhappy. Your thoughts react to your unconsciousness and create a feeling that leads to physical outcomes like energy or fatigue. Like the medical industry says, stress is a silent killer. Turn your frown upside down. It is all about how you react to your environment.
When you learn to accept, patience is only one step away.
When you have patience, it is the key that opens the door to compassion and empathy and a whole new world that exists on the other side. Patience creates tolerance that reduces your emotional anxiety, criticism, fear, judgment, and frustration. Unlimited patience is hard to come by, but it will lessen the blow of stress that unconsciously diminishes your happiness and health, mentally and physically. It makes it easier to live, function and work because it frees up the mind. And a free mind enhances the body. It allows happiness to happen so you can feel it. To enter this euphoria, you must develop the patience to open that door.
When you have a grasp of the first three things, it will make the following tips easier. It is similar to using Windows or Safari OS. Neither can function on the same computer. And the same goes for your mind and body, health and happiness. You must upload and change how your system thinks and feels to perform differently to access new controls and programming.
If you don’t adapt, adjust, change and evolve, then your outdated system will be slow and challenging to live in a sensitive modern world today.
Avoid the News
The news was or is essential. However, you want to see it. So, you need to limit the amount of information you see each day. When seeing this information, keep at an arms distance. Unfortunately, the news is inundated with strife, suffering, and lies from all sides. These stories drag your mind into the negativity and make you depressed and emotional. The news causes you to lose control of your sense of self. And taking this dose daily, you lose happiness and health, as well as energy. If you repetitively watch the news these days, your mind will adapt to the negativity. And the negativity will become you. I see it happing with friends these days.
Limit Social Media
The power of social media has turned from good to malicious. It is still good, but the dark side is consuming it. Social media promotes too many false-negative experiences; how life is perfect when inadequacy and self-loathing are the real unseen issues. People are not entirely honest about what they post. Social media shortens your attention span. It affects mindfulness that leads to poorer mental health. Poor mental health leads to unhappiness and being unhealthy.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is essential that affects your mood and emotions. When you are tired, you are more pessimistic and short with people. Sleep deprivation affects you negatively and diminishes productivity, creativity, drive, motivation, and stamina. On the other hand, sleep is the best thing to feel happy and healthy for the next day, rather than heavy and tired.
Think Good Thoughts
Most often, people get jealous when someone is getting ahead or doing well. Learn to reverse the negative thought. Everything you do or think evolves into something more significant. It is why the slightest emotional disruption can intensely worsen. So, if you are jealous of someone and think negatively, it will lead to greater emotional disruptions like frustration, anxiety, and possibly hate. So, do the opposite, think positive, feel-good for someone’s hard work. You don’t know who deserves what put it will make you feel good, send good energy into the world, and surround you with good people. Compassion and sincerity will make you feel better and keep your mind balanced.
Surround Yourself with Good People
When you surround yourself with good people, you enjoy being around these people. And you will want to socialize more. Socializing is necessary for neurotransmitter release like serotonin. So, connecting with positive people and energy will positively energize you. On the opposite side, negativity leads to complaining, and complaining makes you feel heavy low energy and works against being productive and successful in your life. It narrows your mind.
Make Each Day Have Purpose and Meaning
Hanging around with negative people is a fast way to lose meaning and purpose. Instead, do things you enjoy and that bring about passion. For me, it is exercise. It clears my mind, makes me feel good. Even when I am tired, it supercharges me. It makes me think better to be more creative and relaxed at the same time. So, find that thing that brings meaning, purpose, and value to your day. If you don’t like exercise, then listen to music.
Do Exercise Routinely
If you feel tired, sad, or negative, go exercise. It is impressive the way it automatically switches your mood, energy, and health. Exercise relieves stress and tension as well as strengthens muscles. In addition, it releases endorphins that alchemize fatigue into energy and negativity into positivity and depression into feeling well and unhappiness into happiness.
Eat Healthy Food
When you eat healthily, you feel good and can change how you think. How you eat is connected to your emotional state. Eating high sugar and salt foods, refined carbohydrates, and processed and fast food, are linked to emotional anxiety, stress, and sadness. Consume various foods from all healthy food groups to get a range of nutrients to energize you throughout the day.
Choose fruits and vegetables rather than junk food. Many times, you can change your mood if you ignore the junk and choose healthy food. This action releases dopamine as a means of pleasure for reward. And, when eating certain healthy foods, it releases serotonin—another wellness good feeling neurotransmitter in the brain.
If you want to be healthy and happy, try to practice these things. But, of course, no one is perfect. The more you follow them, the better habits you will create. Repetition is the key to perfection. The small changes you do repetitively will begin to change the unhealthy and unhappy ones over time. Don’t start big; start small, and you will notice how one ramifies and connects to the rest to make it easier to change.