Tools for Happiness- Exercize, Meditation and Sleep
Increasing our own happiness really can be done if we take control and make it a priority!
Yesterday, i mentioned Gratitude and Planning a Vacation as the first tools.
A crsip Cool Day calls for a comfy , cozy sweater bought from Ebay.
We’ve all heard by now that exercize increases happiness and can stave off depression, but the article I found mentioned that just 7 minutes a day can give the desired results. I know this is true because on busy days when all I find time for is resistance bands and squats or other days when it’s just a few Yoga poses and stretches, I do get great benefits. I must say I see a significant difference than on days when I opt out all together.
For Petite women, please note with a long sweater I opted for the lower cowboy boots
rather than knee high riding boots.
Another great tool is meditation which reportedly rewires the brain for happiness..,. It just so happens that I started a guided meditaion ( the only kind I can do for my ADD brain), two weeks ago and have had remarkable results. The one I found was geared to weight loss, as I have yet to kick myself into gear to stop gaining and losing the same 3 pounds and move onto my final 10 goal. Just ten minutes a day is what I am doing at night , right before going to bed.
This was the perfect at home look for homeschooling and an afternoon of grocery shopping…
Dear Readers, Today’s third suggestion of a tool for happingess is Sleep, Something I value immensley and have in fact disagreed with my husband for 20 years on the value of a good night’s rest. My meditation has resulted in an amazing phenomenon regarding sleep… When my husband’s morning alarm goes off, I’m awake and there is no going back to sleep for this ADD brain, once it fires up it’s working very hard….I’ve had several days recently where I heard the alarm and then have passed back out so soundly that I don’t feel my husband get out of the bed or hear him getting ready to leave. I am a light sleeper and would wake up to the slightest movement or noise! Instead, I have passed out literally waking up three to four hours later…..
Sleep has been studied extensively and 6.5 to 7.5 hours are what is needed. Getting enough sleep supposedly allows us to be less sensitive to negative emotions . It’s also been proven that managers who regulary get enough sleep usually get more production from their employees.
More Tools for Happiness tomorow,!
I am grateful for a good night’s sleep!
I am grateful for a stoppage in the endless days of rain!
I am grateful for a wonderful conversation with my oldest son!
I am grateful for Pinterest and finding the blog on Sequential Spelling which is the final thing I needed to undo the damgage due to the school’s lack of teaching phonetic based reading and sequential based spelling!
I am futher grateful for discovering that I can complete four years of the program in just one year and will be done wtih the entire program in two!!!!
I am also grateful that my wonderful son embraced the first lessons today and went above and beyone the expectations, which I love about this child as he never chooses the easy way out!