Sunday, 23 July 2017

Health habits of happy people

                              By Bayo Ogunmupe
    There are many ways to heighten your happiness. Actually, health is wealth. It is important to take care of your health. Good health creates happiness. No matter what, your health should be your first priority. Sadly, the moment it comes to taking care of ourselves, we procrastinate. Do you know that those tired, sunken eyes might not be due to lack of sleep or overwork? It could be prolonged dehydration. Those unexpected bolts of pain on your leg and back could be as a result of calcium deficiency.
    That giddy feeling and persistent headache could be low levels of haemoglobin. Put simply, you may look healthy from outside, but sickness often starts from inside. We should always keep in mind that sound health starts from within. Ignoring a problem only aggravate it and leading to further complications. So, whenever you feel changes within you, seek for help to restore your health without delay. Remember a law of medicine, prevention is better than cure.
    The steps you take to maintain your good health, definitely act as good and effective mechanism against most illnesses. They also contribute to your gaining a long and healthy life. Therefore, the best thing you can do for your happiness is to take care of yourself and your personal health. No matter how busy you are, find time to take care of your health. Regular checkups and tweaks in your diet and lifestyle will help you more than you ever think.
    What are the real health challenges you can face? If there is none, glory be to God. But if there is, tell a doctor or pharmacist without any further delay. Thereafter, savour the joy of simple pleasures. The best things in life are free. They are governed by Mother nature and appear right in front of you at various locations and times. Holding hands with someone you love, taking part in such moments frequently bring unpredictable bursts of happiness.into your life.
    Look for health and happiness in the right places. When we were young we looked for happiness in drugs, sex and alcohol, parties, fast cars and extreme sports. When we got older, we looked for happiness in more mature ways- a stable life partner; romantic getaways- walks along the beach; jazz music, the cinema and a night at the bar with friends. Surely some of these things make us happy and sane. They raise our health and happiness temporarily.
    Since humans have a baseline of happiness, certain events heighten our outlook: like an unexpected windfall. But the answer is for us to raise our happiness level, enjoying the moment but never ignoring our long term goals. What will you be proud to have accomplished or failed to gain, five years from now? To deepen your happiness, perform random acts of kindness on a regular basis. Pay a stranger's bus fare. Buy your office girl flowers, just to say thank you. Help an elderly with her groceries.
    Nothing is more rewarding than putting smiles on the faces of your neighbours. Always help others whenever you are able, you get what you give. When you make a positive impact on the life of others, you are making a positive impact on your own life as well. Share time with people you care about. The quality of your personal relationships correlates directly with your overall sense of worth and happiness. In the midst of life's chaos, we forget to do the little things that remind us we're part of something greater than ourselves.
    We need a certain amount of contact with others to feel fully human and alive. You need only a certain number of friends to be happy. You don't need many friends. Accept things when they are less than perfect. When in a fix during decision making, make an educated guess on the next logical step. Your failures along the road to your goals are opportunities to learn and grow. The world does not reward perfectionists, it rewards those who get things done. Which is why you should invest time, money and energy on yourself everyday. Happiness is a side-effect of learning new skills and bettering yourself.

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