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Healthy Living Five things happy people do

Be excited about the possibilities for achievement that the day offers and always make it a point to make a list of the things you’d love to achieve.

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Often times being happy is just a matter of letting go of bad habits and thought patterns that are weighing us down. as individuals, we must try our possible to always look at the brighter side of life even when things seems impossible.

 Here are 5 things happy people do.

1.Write down 5 things you’re most grateful for at the beginning of each day. It doesn’t have to be the big, obvious stuff – there are many blessings that are either considered basic or latent, but yet we really can’t do without them. Take for instance waking up without a cold or a headache or without a feeling of lethargy or depression. These are common irritants that usually rear their ugly heads during the chill of the morning, and so to wake up feeling clear headed and energized is a blessing that should be worthy of appreciation. But that isn’t the only thing – it’s just the start.  There are many others. Just look closely..

2. Watch what you eat. The trick here is not to think too much about it. Just make a decision to add more fresh foods to your meals, cut down on the intake of carbs and sodas as well as drink more water. Try to stay away from fast or processed foods too. If this is too much for you, just make a decision not to over-indulge: don’t eat too much at a time, and eating slow too makes you feel full faster. Try not to skip meals too, because it is a recipe for overeating or binge eating.

3. Meet with one friend this week to just chat about life.

Talk. About anything. It helps. Try it and see. Do it with humour and light-heartedness too. Try and have conversations on things that are trending, on topics that you aren’t familiar with, on life. Try to listen more too, for there is so much we don’t know, so much to imbibe that will add value and a good feeling to our spirits amid the drudgery of the daily hustle. Go out for a bite and chat!

4. Embrace positivity. Make a conscious decision not to be ruffled by anything that has the potential to disturb you. Make it a point to be conscious of the things that you allow to affect you. Be positive. When things happen, let go – because, think about it, of what use is holding on to things or being bothered by them? It’s difficult in the short term, but in the long term, it’s golden. And, really, isn’t life ultimately about the long term? The bigger picture?

5. Have goals

Be excited about the possibilities for achievement that the day offers and always make it a point to make a list of the things you’d love to achieve. If you have a clear sense of what you want to do, your days assume a refreshing clarity that makes it easier for you to be organized.

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