Happiness is a result of Habits
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The start of a new year is a good time to stop and take inventory of your life.
Set aside some time to catch up with yourself the way you would with an old friend:
Avoid the pitfall of judging yourself too harshly for your answers. You’ve made it to another year, and that’s plenty.
It’s easy to neglect self-care in a fast-paced world. But your body carries your thoughts, passions, and spirit through this world, hence your body deserves a little TLC. Examples :
Whatever it is, make time for it. Put it in your planner if you must, but do it.
You hear it all the time, including several times in this article, but your physical and mental health are closely intertwined.
As you build habits to improve your happiness, make sure to follow up with routine appointments to take care your body:
So maybe every morning you get up, go to the bathroom, then make your bed. Link a moment in that routine (say, the bed making) to the habit you want to cultivate (maybe it’s reading 10 pages in a book). By tacking it on to something you already do, you’re much more likely to actually stick with it. And consistency really is the key to boosting happiness over time, Zucker said.
The most powerful habit that helps boost happiness in the morning is the practice of gratitude. The people who journaled about the things they're thankful for during the week scored much higher on measures of happiness than people who noted the things they're irritated by.
A daily gratitude practice may contribute to improved physical health - which, in turn, contributes to overall feelings of happiness.
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