Do you think that happier people live longer? You are not so far from the truth.
This is one of the questions that many researches are asking as they are trying to find the link and connection between positive emotions and good health. It is already well known that human negative emotions can harm the body. Sustained stress or fear can alter the biological systems and it can lead to illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Also chronic anger and anxiety can change the heart’s electrical stability and disrupt cardiac function.
So, there is more to leading a healthy lifestyle than following an eating and exercise plan. Focusing on good and positive thinking will make a positive impact on your overall health. There are a few tips which will help you to feel better.
Let your first thought in the morning be a positive one
When you first wake up your mind is the most receptive to ideas and suggestions, so instead of having your first thought of the day be about to-do lists, you can find some words, affirmations or mantras that resonate with you and which will help, motivate and remind you to stay focused on good things.
Get moving to get happy
Exercises decreases the body’s level of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline), while increasing levels of endorphins (serotonin and dopamine). Set your fitness plan and fitness goals, and as you feel stronger you will see a boost in your pride, confidence and self-esteem.
Daily meditation is an important habit for improving focus, clarity, its helps you to stay in touch with yourself and also helping you to stay calm and peaceful. Even spending five minutes for a meditation in a day will make a difference.
Maybe looks like a simple strategy, but it makes a huge difference. Say out loud the things that you are grateful for, write it down and feel it. Consider the many things for which you are grateful: loving relationships, material comforts, and the healthy body that allows you to experience the world.
Be present in the moment
Many people feel that they need something in order to be more happy or satisfied: more money, new clothes, and better relationships. Instead of enjoying every minute of their life, they are chasing things. But even if you get everything that you think you need, life always will have ups and downs. So stop chasing things, don’t think about your past, your future and focus on the present moment. Wanting more is fine, but don’t forget to relax and enjoy – in the present.
Visualize a better life
Creating and maintaining a visual image of what you want in life can be a powerful way to attract positive changes and new possibilities. Make a list of what you’d like in your life, which kind of people, which kind of job and visualize how it would feel to have these changes.