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Ikigai

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Ikigai

by Héctor García

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How you can live a longer and happier life by having a purpose, eating healthy, and not retiring

Do you want to live a long life? How about a happy one? What if you could have both? The secret to a long life actually comes from finding joy and purpose every day. Most of us think of these ideals as mere dreams that only a select few achieve.

The people of Japan, however, have practiced ikigai

we can use ikigai to live better by following 3 given points

  1. Having a purpose is a vital component of longevity and happiness.
  2. If you want to live a long life, follow the advice of some of the oldest people in the world.
  3. To stay healthy throughout your life, make sure that you are moving enough.

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How to live longer, healthier, and happier?

  • Okinawa, Japan is home to some of the longest-living people in the world. Their secret is ikigai. Finding your ikigai can be as simple as asking four basic questions:
  • What are your strengths? Think of what you do better than everyone else.
  • What does the world need? Imagine something you see that the world lacks.
  • What are your passions? Picture the things that you could do all day without stopping.
  • What can you earn a living doing? You have to make money from your craft, so how can you do that?

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Residents of Okinawa suggest that you don’t always need to play a sport or go running to be healthy. Longevity and health are more about finding simple, consistent ways to move more through the day.

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