How To Be Happy And Healthy?

We are living in a world that seems to be travelling in the fast lane. Everything that we do is under the command of the hands of time. This type of lifestyle, without our knowing, can sabotage our well-being and happiness. Is happiness and contentment really an empty dream? Is it elusive as the flirtatious butterfly?

Marcus Aurelius has this observation; “ Happiness a butterfly? Maybe not? Very Little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. You will search for happiness forever , and fail, unless you look for it within yourself, within your heart and soul, and then share what you possess with no thought of any reward.” Some people are focusing too much in themselves not realizing that life is beyond that. Og Mandino , in his book, “ A Better way to Live, ”writes: “Reach out to others. Happiness is only a by-product of how you treat your fellow man, The time to be happy is not. The place to be happy is here. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Realize that true happiness is not in having or in getting, but only in giving.

Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.“ The best recipe for life then is to keep living. Consider each day a little life in itself .Make it as perfect and well-rounded as you can. Try to have a stronger heart and better health on your next birthday, than you have today.

By living supremely for the moment you are living superbly for a long healthy , happy future. Actions speak louder than words and can elevate your mood if you feel depressed. Take a walk and do slow, deep breathing. It helps you sort out and solve problems. Spend time with children. It simplifies life and puts everything in perspective. Find the comics in the newspaper or something funny to read and laugh about. If someone is upset, try to analyze the situation from that person’s perspective. Make yourself physically smile and laugh. It opens blood vessels in the back of your head to physically lift your mood. Choose to be happy in spite of circumstances. No one makes you happy, except you.