Man strives for happiness. But what does it consist of? This question has been troubling people for thousands of years. Is happiness a static, calm state, or is it an endless movement following an illusion? Or a long journey after an achievable dream? To dream and act, it is important to be able to replenish one’s energies. Just as nature combines different elements of the elements, so man combines several elements: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. The balance and full unfolding of these elements is the secret of human well-being. This is what influences our inner “universe” and how to fill up with the energy of life.
Movement is life. Moreover, physical activity is good for the nervous system. Physical exercise, especially coordination, improves thought processes and memory.
Simple physical work. The monotony of actions (ironing the laundry, washing dishes, clearing snow in the garden, etc.) clears away the “gum” of thoughts that are constantly swirling around in your head, and fresh ideas come in instead.
A Healthy Sleep Routine
Sleep is not a waste of time, but a healing practice that allows the nervous system to “digest” all the events of the day, assimilate new information, and allow all organs and tissues to restore balance. With good relaxation before going to bed, the body will need less time for these processes. Relaxing things: soothing herbal tea, a scented bath or warm shower, a little stretching practice, neck and shoulder massage, control of deep breathing, visualization of pleasant events.
Put off some chores for the morning and go to bed on time. Even if you want to play recently released games at an online casino for Canadians at 10 pm, it’s better to reschedule this activity for the morning. The best time to sleep is from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. A couple of hours before going to sleep, turn off gadgets and TV to tune your hormonal system in the right way. How we wake up is also important. Five minutes of stretching exercises while lying in bed will put the body in a healthy tone and energize a good mood.
A Healthy Diet
A lack of certain vitamins and micronutrients affects our mood and vitality. Especially important are vitamin D, B vitamins, as well as magnesium, iodine, selenium, zinc, iron, polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
To hear, feel and understand yourself and your loved ones, it is essential. The modern urban man is overloaded with information. It’s important to be able to get out of virtuality and get back into the tangible, living world.
Small Joys – Every Day
To talk a little longer with your family, to read an exciting book for ten minutes, to call an old friend whom you haven’t seen for several years. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get a taste of life. Happiness is like precious seasoning: scattered all over the dish, but in small grains. It’s good to start the day with a question: what can I please myself with now?
A powerful tool for personal growth and self-awareness. In everyday life, it’s a wonderful way to free yourself from “mental gumption.” In a diary there is a place for self-analysis, planning, dreaming, discharge of accumulated negative emotions, cultivation of a sense of gratitude.
A wonderful source of strength, inspiration, a conduit for good change and development. The habit of gratitude, even for little things, helps to establish relationships in the family, to help to reveal the best sides of the loved ones, to form a healthy self-esteem (to thank and praise yourself, including), to achieve the goals. The older a person gets, the more important the ability to give thanks becomes in his life.
The Power of Acceptance
By driving deep into the anger, sadness, fear, you can create the preconditions for psychosomatic diseases. It’s important to experience all the emotions, to allow yourself to be sad, angry, upset. The main thing is not too long. After the wave down there will always be an upward wave.
A sense of humor is an aide to conflict resolution. People who are naturally cheerful and cheerful are very lucky: it is easier for them to cope with any difficulties. At the same time, what one trains, one develops: a sense of humor, too.
Often we intuitively turn to sources of strength: spending time in nature, singing when it’s hard, feeding ourselves healthy food and healthy thoughts, seeking joyful communication, molding suffering out of plasticine, and melting it into positivity.
Find joy in the small things, remember the important things, give love to loved ones, give thanks and believe in the power of good. Remember the little “secrets” that maintain a state of harmony and inspiration, and be willing to work for your dreams. Isn’t that happiness?