Boost your everyday joy – it can help you live healthier and lose weight.
Let’s face it when we’re happy everyday tasks seem easier, the day seems brighter, our loved ones seem awesome, all is right with the world, right? It gets better! Happiness not only affects how we feel but what we do, who knew right?! Studies have shown that Happy people make better choices overall. That means better food choices and getting out there to move more. You have more energy. You engage socially. You are more likely to perform more “good for you actions”, like eating more nutritious food and getting more rest-because of more activity!
“Happy is as Happy does”. Although half of our tendency towards happiness is genetic, another 10% from our environment and the remaining 40% is determined by what we do. You can choose to do things that make you happy. Small things can make a big difference. Even taking a moment to take in that sunrise or sunset while you’re out and about or noticing that beautiful flower in the lawn. Studies continue to show that listing and reflecting on positive things that happen during your day, you can greatly increase your happiness.
An activity from the Weight Watchers Weekly is to write down “3 Good Things”. In addition to choosing to do things that make you happy, try taking 5 minutes to notice and record everyday goodness and beauty. It can shift your outlook.
- Think about 3 good things that happened in the last 24 hours. The smell of coffee brewing ALWAYS hits my list!
- Write each one down with as much detail as possible. Who said what and where. This helps to anchor the memory in your mind.
- Note how you felt during the event and afterwards as you remember it.
So now GO TAKE FIVE AND GET HAPPY!
Source- Weight Watchers Weekly August 20-26 2017