We did a little podcast earlier this week about achieving a healthy and natural balance within our lifestyles. This got me doing some googling to see if there were any mindset coaches or happiness enthusiasts that give top tips & it reminded me about a little book I have at home.
It’s called ‘The Little Pocket Book of Happiness’ by Lois Blyth.
There’s a Chinese saying within the book that always stands out to me every time I open it and I think it’s something we could all have in the back of our minds. If you read anything today, read this. Write it on the office whiteboard, pop it on the fridge.
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month, get married.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Happiness has forever been heavily associated with well-being. Happiness releases serotonin and this in turn increases your mood, appetite, sleep, memory and learning, temperature regulation, and some social behaviour. It’s even said to increase sexual desire and function!
Everyday, make a conscious effort to release some serotonin & do something that makes you happy. ‘Pet a dog, smell a baby, get the latte, pick the muffin, laugh’.
Your happiness will in turn help bring balance to your busy lifestyle and achieve the healthy lifestyle we all hope for.
If you’d like to have a read of the book I mentioned, you can find it on Amazon here.