Have you noticed that most books, articles and guides dedicated to happy and healthy living are usually offering a long list of tips, explanations, complex diets, exercises and good habits that you need to develop in order to feel happy and healthy? Just reading one of them can easily spoil your mood.
The truth is living as a happy and healthy individual is not that difficult. There are 7 important rules you need to follow. They are not much more than simple life truths that apply to anyone. What is special about them is that they cover everything from lifestyle, workouts to mental health and nutrition.
Dedicate 10 Minutes a Day to an Activity You Love
What activity makes your happy? It can be something small like reading, singing, dancing, drawing or just browsing the web. Try to dedicate at least 10 minutes of your days to this particular activity. Do that every day even when you feel that you are too tired. Let this be your natural medicine for happy mood.
Turn Workouts into Children’s Play
Do you hate exercising? Well, you are just one of the many. The reason why most people do not enjoy working out is due to their wrong idea of physical activity. Locking yourself inside a stuffy gym and running on treadmill for 30 minutes can be a very boring experience. When you do not get enjoyment from an activity, you are less likely to stick to it for a long time. Therefore, forget personal trainers and workout programs. Turn your exercise into a kids’ play. One way to do that is by practicing interval training. This type of workout allows you to follow your own pace and feel less like a treadmill slave. For instance, spend these 30 minutes on the treadmill following your own pace. If you feel like running – run, if you feel like trotting – trot. Do not push your body to the limit every single time with sustained activity. Listen to what it wants and needs at the moment.