An article by Time suggests that having an optimistic outlook on life can keep your heart healthier. (And the people around you are happier too). It’s always great to hear when we can fix something without an extra dose of medication. Click here for article.
“Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,” said lead study author Rosalba Hernandez.
What are your tips on being optimistic, upbeat, and happy?
- My blog, am I right? (Maybe people will think so someday). Putting an emphasis, as Love Lemon does, on the beauty in common things can make every day more enjoyable. Think about something that made you happy each day.
- Eat Breakfast
- Sing in the morning
- Walk around, get your blood pumping. Desk jobs are a joy killer.
- Text a friend wishing them a happy day; people love to know they are thought of.
- Eat something tasty everyday. If you allow yourself a small treat each day, you won’t crave large portions of it.
- Quiet time- read, do yoga, bible study. You do you.
- Just do it- Whatever thing you’re trying to convince yourself to finally get up and do. JUST DO IT. You won’t regret marking something off your to do list.
- Be adventurous- eat at a new restaurant, take coffee to workers out in the cold (be smart).
- Be YOU- enjoy colors, sports, music, running, singing, crafting, studying, thinking, dancing. Do what you like; you don’t need to be like everyone else.
Keep your hearts happy and healthy, friends.