“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life”, Great Greek Philosopher Aristotle said this over 2000 years ago. This is still as important to us today as it was then. The essence of life is to be happy and healthy. However, this is not the case in the lives of many. Some people still see happiness in life as a dream and not a reality. No matter the challenges you face in life, you can still live a healthy and happy life. Read on as we unveil to you some useful daily tips to make your life an exciting one.
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You may have heard this over a thousand times, but mediation has a lot of health benefits. It helps in relieving stress, anxiety, depression. It also helps in reducing your blood pressure. Meditation makes your body calm and helps to increase your level of concentration. Take at least 5 minutes of your time to meditate every day and see the impact it would have on your health.
Keep up with Nature
The Benefits that come with spending some time with other living creatures cannot be overemphasized. It could be animate things such as visiting a Zoo or simply rearing pet or inanimate things including growing some lawns or keeping a backyard garden. Getting some sunshine, fresh natural air and keeping oneself with nature has proven helpful in stabilizing a person’s mood.
Train Yourself to Live happily with others
Nobody can love you more than you love yourself. No matter how well people seem to know you, they would not always put up behaviors that would suit you. You can nurture yourself on how you communicate with other people to live well with them. Never expect too much from others, live life in your own terms and you would never get frustrated by other people’s behaviors.
Never/Stop Comparing yourself to others
Most unhappy people in life often have this saying ‘’ All my mates have made it in life except me’’. Well the best response to them is the Bible verse in 2 Corinthians 10:12 ‘’ We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise”.
When you begin to compare yourself to other people, it makes you less likely to live a positive life. That others are succeeding in life does not mean you are failing. Every person has a unique purpose in life. Your ability to identify your purpose in life and live for it is what defines success. Spend some time every day pondering about what your purpose in life is for, work on it and evaluate your progress.
Follow Your Passion
When you follow your passions in life, you are less likely to be weighed down by stressors. You make better decisions and are more comfortable with yourself. Your happiness is well guaranteed in such conditions. Make up your mind to discover something you are passionate about and spend more of your time doing it.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
According to Nhs.uk, eating more fruits and vegetables has a lot of benefits including, prevention of constipation, bowel cancer, heart diseases, stroke and is beneficial in losing weight. They also contain lots of minerals and vitamins such as vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system.
Research has also proven that consumption of fruits and vegetables lessens a person level of anxiety, and clinical depression.
Engaging in regular physical exercise helps to relieve stress, lose weight, increases endurance and the general wellbeing of the individual. Make time every day to exercise for at least 30 minutes and you would be amazed the impact it would have on your body and mind. Regular exercise promotes good sleep, limits the chances of certain diseases including stroke, depression, anxiety, certain cancers. It also improves your sexual performance thereby boosting your sex life.
When you practice mindfulness, it helps you keep focus on and indeed give detail to every single activity. You should not find yourself looking into your phone when eating. Practicing mindfulness helps you to make the most out of everything you do.
In conclusion, every one of us has the responsibility to live a happy and healthy life and we must make it a count.