Do more of what makes you healthy

Excerpt from: my book series

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Seen in a meme:

“Do more of what makes you happy.”

While I agree with the sentiment, I would counter this by saying:

“Do more of what makes you healthy.”

Not everything that makes a person “happy” makes a person healthy. Too much of a good thing can have negative consequences.

Never underestimate the brain body connection. Often, when one falls out of balance, the other follows. How one treats their body is how one treats their brain.

Because at least some degree of happiness stems from feeling good about one’s self, it stands to reason that the better one feels about themselves, their decisions, their life, and their health, the greater their sense of well-being.

Happiness is more likely to manifest itself in one’s life as a result of seeking a healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy spirit than it is by seeking the instant gratification of doing only more of what makes them happy.

Do more of what makes you happy healthy (and happiness will follow).

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The happiness of your life

Excerpt from: my book series

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How you think affects how you feel.

How you feel affects how you live.

How you live affects your life.

Improve how you think to improve how you live.

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” — Marcus Aurelius

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A key to lasting happiness

Excerpt from: my book series

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“Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.” — Benjamin Franklin

Anytime one’s internal state is dependent on external factors, one’s emotional state becomes a slave to circumstances.

A key to lasting happiness (like inner peace and a stress-free life) is in not placing control of one’s happiness in other people’s possession.

If you can’t control it, don’t anchor your emotional state to it.

“Inner Peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”

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Choose an authentic life that fits you

Excerpt from: Do your thing.

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Choose an authentic life that fits you, not a poorly fitting imitation of someone else’s.

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Create an environment that allows for, nurtures, and sustains happiness

Excerpt from: If you want to be happy

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The more you release yourself from the negatives in your life and let go of the things that are holding you back from being happy, the more you free yourself to adopt a lifestyle that creates an environment that allows for, nurtures, and sustains happiness.

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Mind control

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” — Unknown

If you treat your mind like a trash can, don’t be surprised when you reach for a thought and all you get is garbage.

“Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.” — Charles F. Glassman

Don’t hold onto negative thoughts any longer than necessary. Refuse to reach for toxic memories that do nothing more than generate negativity. Let go of faulty thought processes & coping mechanisms that no longer serve you.

If a negative thought or memory isn’t serving a positive purpose in your life — such as triggering personal growth — let it go.

Make a deliberate decision to collect knowledge, not negativity. Don’t let negative thoughts inhibit your ability to take positive action.

Learn new strategies and new ways to think, as necessary, and resist holding onto anything that no longer makes you happy or helps you develop as a person.

Treat your mind like a vault, not a trash receptacle.

“By means of personal experimentation and observation, we can discover certain simple and universal truths. The mind moves the body, and the body follows the mind. Logically then, negative thought patterns harm not only the mind but also the body. What we actually do builds up to affect the subconscious mind and in turn affects the conscious mind and all reactions.” — H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

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Painting the canvas of life

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If one’s thoughts are the medium with which they paint their life, one’s actions are the brushstrokes.

It is the skill with which one is able to direct both their thoughts & actions — and the synergy between the two — that allows one to manifest the kind of life they desire.

The more control a person gains over their self, the more control they gain over their life. The more control a person has over their life, the happier they tend to be.

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A healthy attitude

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You don’t have to be happy to have a healthy attitude, but a healthy attitude is far more likely to lead to happiness than an unhealthy one ever will.

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Healthy habits harbor happiness.

Excerpt from: my book series

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Healthy habits harbor happiness.

Unhealthy habits hinder happiness.

Choose your habits wisely.

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Happiness is more likely to manifest itself…

Excerpt from: Want to feel better?

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Happiness is more likely to manifest itself in one’s life as a result of making a positive difference in other people’s lives than it is by solely seeking to benefit one’s own.

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