Posts tagged #Happiness

Be Careful - Your Smartphone May be Hurting Your Health

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Smartphones can be our best friend and worst enemy at the same time.

They help us connect with loved ones, learn new things and can prevent potentially dangerous situations. 

However, they can also be quite distracting and can prevent us from living a healthy and balanced lifestyle. 

With that being said, here are a few ways smartphones can be used to your advantage. 

Sleep With Your Phone Off

Keeping your phone right next to your bed can be extremely distracting. 

Even if it's on silent, the light actually stimulates your brain to stay awake. 

Not exactly what we want before bedtime.

So, you may be thinking to yourself "But, what about my alarm?"

Great question. 

Invest in an old-fashioned alarm clock. You'll be surprised how much easier it will be to fall asleep without all the distractions and need to check social media.

Exercise & Activity

The app store has an endless supply of apps to choose from. 

Some of them are great for our health, while others are great for entertainment.

There's nothing wrong with playing games on your phone once in a while.

But some of these games can become addicting and decrease your daily activity.

Exactly you should make the switch to fitness apps. Some apps track your steps, remind you to work out, or even guide you through workouts.

Again, there are several to choose from, so it comes down to personal preference.

Productivity

Did you know that putting full attention into our activities make us happier?

It isn't exactly easy to fully concentrate when your phone’s constantly going off. 

Take a minute to think about how many times a day you check your phone. It could be dozens!

Put your phone on airplane mode, turn off push notifications and enjoy the boost in productivity. Learn More

Posted on August 5, 2019 .

How to Master Positive Self Talk

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Mentally healthy people have quite a few traits in common - masters of positive self-talk is right at the top of the list. 

Ready to change the conversation with yourself? Great news, you're in the right place.

Success Comes From Doing

Wanting to feel better is a choice. You know yourself best. You know what activities make you happy. So what are you waiting for? Go out and do them!

Challenges Are Opportunities

No one ever said life was easy or fair. But it's not just on you. We all have bad days full of challenges and obstacles.

You can either feel bad about it. 

Or do what you can to turn this negative into a positive. 

We All Make Mistakes

Now, this may sound cliché - but it's true. Everybody makes mistakes.

And mistakes are not a bad thing. In fact, they are one of the best ways to learn.

You can read about something day in and day out, but it isn't until you actually go out there and practice, that you learn. 

The biggest opportunity of your life might be just a mistake or two away. Learn More

Posted on July 1, 2019 .

Looking For Happiness?

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Pull out your map, the quest to finding happiness starts today. 

Know Something Positive is Waiting For You

What's around the corner is a mystery. 

If you want to be happy, you have to remind yourself that something positive is waiting for you. 

You can either wait for that corner to show up, or go out and find it!

Surround Yourself with Happy People

Happiness is contagious!

Whether you realize it or not, the people you surround yourself with have a huge impact on your mindset and overall happiness. 

When was the last time you spent the afternoon with a positive and upbeat friend? It may be time to give them a call.

Remember Positive Memories

You wouldn't be the person you are today without overcoming all those obstacles. You know which ones! 

Sure, going through the situation may not have been fun at the time.

But think back to how you felt when you finally overcame it. Pretty proud right?

Overcoming challenges builds resiliency, increases confidence, and can change your life for the better.  

Come on, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Learn More

Posted on July 1, 2019 .

Here’s Why Trees Make Us Happy

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If you're looking for a quick and easy way to de-stress, try spending more time in nature surrounded by trees. It can be very therapeutic. 

Trees Improve Your Health

It’s about time to add trees to your gratitude list. 

Not only do they release oxygen, but they also have the power to improve your health. 

Studies show that spending time in forests can improve our immune system and heart health.

An apple (and a tree) a day keeps the doctor away. 

Trees Make Us More Generous and Trusting

Think this sounds too good to be true? Well, just listen to this experiment.

One group of university students were instructed to look at a building for one minute.

While the other group of students were asked to look at a group of eucalyptus trees for one minute.

The group who studied the trees felt awe and a sense of wonder. 

I think we can all agree, that was a minute well spent. 

No Act Is Too Small

Being around trees isn't an all or nothing activity.

So, camping or hiking may not be for you - and that’s okay!

Visit the park over lunch. Look out the window throughout the day. Plant a tree in your yard. 

Thank you trees! Learn More

Posted on July 1, 2019 .