"I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.”
- Listen To Yourself More And The Outside Less.
- Surround Yourself With People Who Lift You Up.
- Say NO More.
- Go On An Inspiration Diet.
- Take care of YOU.
I also work out at least four days a week. I need endorphins more than most people I know. If I have gone a few days without getting exercise I feel foggy and anxious. Endorphins trigger positive feelings in the body, similar to that of morphine. I am prone to anxiety and depression, and regular exercise helps keep those monsters away. Sometimes when I'm in the middle of a funk, even going for a walk feels impossible. Same days I just can't. But some days I can and do. Even a 15 minute walk around my neighborhood can work MAGIC. I get out of the prison of my mind, I think my problems out logically- instead of just spinning them around on a loop. I am a NEW person when I reenter my house.
Lastly, just for bonus points, look at these pictures. GUARANTEED to make you actually feel some happy right now...
Scenes from the pool today.
So here they are. I work on happy DAILY, because it's important to me. We weren't put on earth to feel miserable. Do the hard work, add some happy to your life. The work is worth the reward.