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The Happiness Project Part 6: Health

by Justine Crowley (follow)
Independent Business Consultant, Doctor, HubGarden Editor and Author/Publisher of four self help books: www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JustineCrowley
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Image Courtesy of Mr Lightman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Your physical health and body is everything.


It's true, without our health none of us would be able to function at our optimum levels in reaping more happiness, joy, abundance and prosperity in our lives to name.

Therefore, there are strong connective ties between our health and our happiness. Now we are half way through the Self Avenue Happiness Project series. In case you need to catch up with the other five articles in this series, here they are again for your convenience:

Self Avenue Happiness Project Parts 1-5.

1. The fundamentals

Now begin to ask yourself the following questions, and note down how you really feel:

How is your current diet affecting your energy levels?
How is your sleep impacting your mood the next day?

Life is too short to ignore your health. On this, please now write down all of the things that make your body feel good.

Examples can include the following:

Drinking two litres of water a day
Eating Organic food
Exercise
Yoga
Sleeping well
Ice skating
Not smoking
Meditation
Participating in marathons

2. Exercise and fitness

We only need about 20-30 minutes of exercise a day, three days a week. A tiny amount makes a profound difference to your happiness. Wearing exercise clothes that make you feel great also makes you happy. Yes, those endorphins all round.

If you're not exercising at least 20-30 minutes a day, three days a week - ask yourself how you can make this possible? Some ideas:

Get off the bus and train before your normal destination, and walk the rest of the way.
If you're a casual gym visitor, perhaps buy a 10-visit pass that gives you discounted casual entry with a time limit.

If you're already doing the required amount of exercise, it is helpful to ask yourself how you can add more variety to your exercise routine.

3. Healthy and conscious eating:

Be aware of how certain foods make you feel after eating them.

Ask yourself:

Do you possess a healthy, balanced diet?
What changes could you make?

Create a meal planner. Compare the differences between your new meal planner against what you're currently eating. Interesting insights indeed.

Keep a water bottle with you as well. Our bodies lose around two to two and a half litres of water a day, and more when we exercise.

4. Sleep

Our chance to recharge and retain information from the day just gone. Therefore, sleeping well enhances our leaning capabilities. Ask yourself:

How many hours of sleep are you getting each night?
Are your sleep patterns consistent? Or Irregular?
How can you change your habits so to get a better nights sleep?
What can you do to improve the quality of your sleep?

Examples include no TV or hot baths at least a couple of hours before going to bed. Only go to bed when sleepy, and wake up at the same time each morning.

5. Mental Health:

Is just as important as our physical health. Yoga, meditation and spending time in nature are awesome ways to re-charge yourself mentally.

What renews your mind?
What do you do when you need to re-charge your mind?
What relaxes you?

Have a great week, and part 7 of this series will be on its way to you real soon.

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#Meditation
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#Self Avenue Happiness Project
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