In today's technology driven and fast-paced world, more and more people are looking deeper into how to achieve a more meaningful life. People are realizing that financial success and material things are not enough.
First and foremost you must have a healthy mind and body. Physical and emotional fitness are the foundation to your success in life. It is critical you learn how to handle stress, anxiety and depression. Many Americans suffer from insomnia and are deeply sleep deprived. In order to be at your optimal level you need adequate and restful sleep. Working out earlier in the day helps tire you out by the evening. Exercise is a great aid to combat stress and depression as it releases the feel good hormones. Yoga and walking are wonderful ways to challenge your body in a safe manner, while stretching your body and keeping you flexible. Mediation is another terrific way to alleviate stress and anxiety. It helps calm your system. Mindfulness and being in the present moment will bring you a peaceful mind. You can connect with nature by talking your walks outdoors. Grounding, being barefoot on grass, can help you be one with nature. Gardening is therapeutic to the soul and is a good little workout. Why not grow your own fruits and vegetables? Then you don't have to worry about yucky pesticides. Source-to-table at its best!
Once you have your body and mind in order, then you can focus on showing kindness and compassion to human beings, animals and the earth. Give and help others on a daily basis. It doesn't cost anything to smile and give a lending hand to someone in need. Giving is healthy for the recipient and the giver. Giving feels good to the soul. You can donate your time by volunteering at local charities in your neighborhood. Having compassion for others leads to your own happiness. Sometimes getting out of your own little world makes you appreciate what you have even more so. This helps combat depression and feeling sorry for oneself. Always respect our environment by recycling and reusing. Donate your used items.
Make today the day you start on your journey to living a more meaningful life. Comment below and indicate the first step you are going to take.
A note written by Albert Einstein in 1992 just sold for nearly $1.6 million at an auction in Jerusalem. It was expected to sell for $5,000-$8,000. It resulted in a 25 minute bidding war. The paper contained the physicist's key to living a fulfilled life. What was his happiness theory?
The mind is a powerful thing. It has been scientifically proven that the mental state can affect the physical state. That is how placebos work. People believe a pill or drug will improve their health. Scientists are finding that taking a placebo has real, measurable, biological effects on the brain and body, similar to the effects caused by drugs. It is not a imaginary effect. Neuroscientists are finding that these real, biological changes can be measured. For an example, the placebo painkiller can trigger the release of endorphins in the brain. These are actual pain-relieving chemicals, just like what pain-relieving drugs would do. Their are studies showing that patients who receive non-conventional treatment fared better than those who received conventional treatment, such as drugs. Part of the relief can be a result of the holistic approach that non-conventional treatments offer, such as the ritual, the expectations, and the nurturing care of a doctor. I believe the body can heal itself. Your mind can facilitate the process. You must have a positive belief. It is extremely harmful to tell a patient they only have a certain amount of time to live. One must focus on optimal health. Mind over medicine. Your attitude can truly make a difference. Be an optimist. In order to heal, one must be in a relaxed state. You must take proper steps to heal your nervous system, through mediation, massage, yoga, Tai-chi, laughter, exercise, play, etc. Be in control of your own health. Perform self-prescribed action. Your mind has tremendous power. Take power into your own hands. Nature is smarter than science at times. Remember, the happier we feel, the less disease we will develop and the longer we will live. Healthy self= Heal thy self. Having balanced wellness in your life will lead to happiness and a positive mindset.
Sadly our society spends more time and money on external beauty than we do for internal beauty. We spend millions on fancy gym memberships, spas, cosmetic procedures, and personal care products. However, most people spend very little time or money working on themselves internally. In order to be truly happy, you have to do inside work. External things only make you feel happy temporarily. You can't rely on those "things" for genuine happiness. You can be happy and feel beautiful even if you don't have the funds to buy external beauty. A universal feature that everyone loves is a terrific smile. You can get that for free and without any risky side effects! When you are happy inside, you radiate an aura and glow that other's can't help but notice. You must put in the time and energy towards inner conditioning. When you have inner peace and happiness it will show.