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When you maintain your physical and mental health and manage any chronic illnesses, you're maintaining your happiness.
Chronic health issues can bring additional stress and can make it difficult for you to do some of the things that bring you happiness and stress relief.
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It's true that, beyond a certain point, more money doesn't bring significantly more happiness.
It's also true, however, that too little money can bring stress and challenges to your happiness. Having enough money to live comfortably is important.
These are three different things, but they make up an important category that involves an internal, positive focus on something that's greater than who you are right now.
These are all things that bring meaning to your life, and this is closely tied to your happiness.
It turns out that we as humans really love to be helpful to others, to one degree or another. Finding ways to exercise your altruism can keep you happy and less stressed.
While there is more to happiness than just absence of stress, there are relationships between stress-relieving activities and happiness.
Many of the things that bring happiness are also things that relieve stress, such as exercise, expressing creativity, maintaining suppor...
This is a bit of a no brainer, but having love in your life is great for keeping yourself feeling joy.
Feeling good about who you are isn't just a touchy-feely thing we worry about for our kids.
it's important for you to like the person you are right now. Low self-esteem seems to affect many areas of your life.
Taking on new skills and growing as a person involves gratifications, and can provide you with greater resources in your life--both great for stress and happiness.
Being part of a community, whether it's a physical community like the area where you live or a community of friends based on shared spiritual views, life goals, or things in common.
The same is true for expressing your creativity.
In fact, art activities that exercise creativity have been shown to be good for the health and happiness of those who consider themselves to be non-creative types as well.
Living in a neighborhood that's close and supportive or at least one that doesn't involve feuds or danger, can contribute to happiness and decrease stress by offering support and connection.
Unless you come from a heavily drama-prone family, staying close to relatives can keep your life fun, supportive, and meaningful.
Finding low-stress ways to communicate with your family is important for keeping things drama-free, however.
Maintaining a supportive circle, even if that circle is small, can help you to feel happier in virtually every area of life and can provide an excellent buffer against stress.
Leisure time, having fun, letting loose,hey're all important for your happiness and stress levels.
You don't need to play all of the time, but you really need some time for fun in your life.
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While some stress is essential for human function, chronic stress creates a cascade of physical changes throughout your body:
Chronic stress is something we all experience and can result in mental fatigue and burnout if not managed carefully. Chronic stress can trigger a lot of physical and mental health problems if it’s not resolved quickly.
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