Archive for December, 2012

Dec
28

Happiness and energy levels boosted

Happiness

Have you ever had one of those “everything’s going wrong” days? Of course you have, everyone does. Apparently we have on average, three times more positive than negative experiences, but because of the way our brains are wired, we tend to give more weight to the negative ones, so they’re the ones we remember most. Plus, our brains get “habituated” to the positive ones, meaning your background level of positive experiences just becomes your “norm” and you need more of them to get a happy buzz.

So now for the good news. Recent research shows that simply talking about your positive experiences makes you happier. Lambert and colleagues found that when people shared their positive experiences with a supportive person, their life satisfaction, happiness, and energy levels increased.

Tip for the day: boost your happiness and energy levels by sharing your joy!

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Dec
20

5 ways to manage stress in your life

Stress managementStress kills and we all want to live long lives. What do you do to reduce stress? Here’s what I recommend

1. Get enough sleep

2. Eat when you’re hungry

3. Drink water before you feel thirsty

4. Move your body everyday whether you exercise or walk for fun, it doesn’t matter, just MOVE

5. Stop blaming others for how your life has turned out, it’s dis-empowering to you

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