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The Top Habits of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

THE TOP HABITS OF HEALTHY, HAPPY, PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE PRACTICE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE > Those who can recognize the good in any situation are more likely to be happy with their lives. Irving Berlin's song "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)" from the movie White Christmas was nominated for an > No matter what your state of mind, being able to find positive elements Academy Award in 1954. in your life can do wonders. IN A STUDY CONDUCTED AT UC DAVIS,PSYCHOLOGISTS FOUND THAT GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO KEPT A JOURNAL RECORDING JUST FIVE THINGS THEY WERE GRATEFUL FOR EACH WEEK... Felt better about Felt more Had fewer health Got more sleep themselves optimistic problems TAKE ACTION Sometimes it's hard to make the first move-to reach out to people, to start a new journey, to try something new, or even try to learn more about yourself. > But taking initiative and actually settings those goals for a more effective, happier lifestyle is the foundation for achievement. ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN HAPPINESS ASSOCIATION, OUR HAPPINESS IS APPROXIMATELY 40% is up to us 50% is genetically predetermined 10% is our demographics 'Success mill be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it" Stephen Richards, Think Your Way To Success ..BUT DON'T BE AFRAID TO LOSE TRACK OF TIME! Losing track of time doesn't mean you've "wasted time. It's common for happy, effective people to immerse themselves and "get lost" in activities that challenge and stimulate them in a meaningful way. That "get lost" feeling is often called “flow." Studies have shown that "highflow" people who spend more time on HIGHER HIGHER GREATER LONG-TERM active leisure had: ENGAGEMENT SELF ESTEEM HAPPINESS We are meighed do-n, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of time. And there are but tmo means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and mork. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. let us chose." Charles Baudelaire EXERCISE IN ERESH AIR > Exercise is another way to release those pain-relieving endorphins, but exercising outside of the gym can take your habit to the next level. > Interacting with nature is a major factor of how we experience the world and process emotions. EXERCISING OUTDOORS CAN: III Improve feelings of Increase energy and Decrease tension, revitalization enjoyment of exercise anger, and depression 13.9° According to the American Meteorological Society, the perfect temperature for happiness is 57 degrees Fahrenheit (or 13.9 degrees Celsius). " MMM" M°C -40 -30 -20 -10 o 10 20o 30 40 50 LAUGH! ENDORPHINS > Laughter is an obvious sign of happiness, but laughing on a regular basis may be more good for you than you haha... realized. > Laughing releases endorphins in the brain which help relieve pain and stress, which will help you sustain that happiness. haha... hahaha... Laughter also indicates socialization: we are 30 times more likely to laugh when we're with other people than when 15 minutes of laughter can increase your pain threshold an average of 10 percent. we're alone. LOL LOL Laughter is also contagious. In 1962, an "epidemic" of laughter struck school children in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and spread, causing the spontaneous laughter of nearly 1000 people. DON'T JUST TALK - LISTEN blabla.. blabla.. Cultivating good listening skills doesn't just mean you'll make stronger connections with people and establish an atmosphere of respect and positivity. Listening also improves your ability to block distracting thoughts. Doing so allows you to absorb more knowledge and demonstrate confidence. WE DERIVE THE MEANING OF SPOKEN WORDS FROM... 7% hi.. [email protected]#? Less than 2% of people have had any formal 38% 55% education on how to The facial expressions How words are The actual words listen. of the speaker. spoken. that are said. IF YOU'RE WORRIED YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL, TRY THESE TACTICS THE NEXT TIME YOU SIT DOWN FOR A HEART-TO-HEART: Face the speaker and Don't interrupt the maintain eye contact. speaker or let yourself be distracted by your phone. Paraphrase what they're saying to reassure them you're listening. Lean in and don't cross your arms. GIVE BACK > Like listening, doing good for others can help you just as it can help others. > Charitable acts like volunteer work and donations have been found to be good for your mental and physical health. > Altruism results in what's called "helper's high" that actually triggers the part of our brain that is responsible for the feelings of euphoria. VOLUNTEER CLOTHES > People who regularly engage in volunteer work experience better physical health and less depression. Women are more likely to donate money to a charity, but men are more likely to volunteer or come to the aid of strangers. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH OTHER HAPPY PEOPLE Your happiness does not exist on an island. It is also heavily influenced by your social network-and the happier and larger your network, the more likely you are to be happy, too. A study of over 4000 people over 20 years revealed that happiness is a NETWORK PHENOMENON. People who are connected to a strong "happiness network" were found to be more likely to be happy "years into the future." 15.3% of people are more likely to be happy if a close friend is happy. 68% Your happiness level is likely to be an average of the 5 people you spend of people are more likely to be happy if a close mutual friend who lives within a mile is also happy. the most time with Your happiness is contagious, too-and it can extend up to three degrees of separation Cthat's a friend of a friend of your friend! I SOURCES http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a2338 http://www.americanhappiness.org/articles-sources.html http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/WCAS-D-11-00052.1 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110204130607.htm http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/Listening_facts_you_never_knew_14645.aspx# http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=Dwhy-laughter-may-be-the-best-pain-medicine http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/counting-your-blessings-how-gratitude-improves-your-health http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/16/happiness-habits-of-exuberant-human-beings_n_3909772.html TollFreeForwarding.com BUSINESS WITHOUT BORDERS

The Top Habits of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

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When you're healthy, you're happy. And when you're Happy you're productive. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy, happy, and productive in a nut shell! Share these top habits with a friend so eve...

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