Happiness and health go hand in hand
From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library
Happiness and health go hand in hand. Research shows a correlation between happiness levels and overall wellness with those who cultivate a more positive outlook enjoying richer and more fulfilling lives.
While it’s not realistic to expect every day to be the happiest day of your life, taking simple, thoughtful steps can add up to a greater sense of overall happiness and well-being. Happiness shouldn’t be forced or fabricated. Rather, we should look for ways to recognize and foster authentically happy moments in everyday life.
It’s important to keep your sense of happiness personal and within reach. Take simple steps to emphasize the good feelings in your life and take time to let them sink in. Make choices based on what you feel is right, not what others expect of you. This will help you build a relevant and ongoing sense of happiness.
Pro Tip: Make new choices rather than letting old ones define you. Don’t settle for relationships and situations that have already proven to be unworthy and aren’t creating authentic happiness. Choose to embrace change every day and be open to decisions that lead to new experiences.