Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Follow these 10 lifestyle tips to live a healthy, happy life without regret

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Without exception, everyone is striving to attain more happiness and peace of mind. In fact, everything that we do in life is in one way or another contingent upon increasing our happiness and peace of mind, even though we might not always succeed in attaining it.

Here are some proven tips to help you increase your ability to intentionally cultivate greater levels of happiness and peace of mind.

(1) Laugh More:

Laughter is powerful medicine. It offers a plethora of health, happiness and inner peace to those who incorporate its magic into their lives. Laughter physically boosts immunity, lowers stress hormones, relieves pain, protects the heart and acts as a muscle relaxant.

Laughter psychologically relieves stress, enhances mood, fortifies resilience and vanquishes distressing emotions like anger, sadness, anxiety and fear.

Laughter is a paradigm shifter. It allows one to spontaneously re-frame or transform a fearful, serious or negative experience into one that's emotionally neutral and suddenly navigable. 

Laughter is a primal form of detachment that only exists in the now.

(2) Anchor Your Attention in the Present Moment:

In 2009, a major study with almost 5,000 subjects from 83 countries was launched on a website called TrackYourHappiness.org. The stated purpose of the scientific study was to determine what makes life worth living. The results showed that happiness is consistent with focusing one's attention fully in the present moment while engaged in the activity at hand, despite considerations of how unpleasant or pleasant the task is.

(3) Build Your Life Around a Compelling Life Purpose:

Researchers have made important discoveries that positively link quality of life with a strong life purpose. They found that people with a resolute life purpose lived longer and had a higher quality of life than those without a clearly defined purpose.

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