6. Be Physically Active
Everybody talks about it - Moving your body. Working out. Doing sports. No matter how much we talk about the fact that we need to exercise, many people still don’t do it. Stop right there if you think you can get away without being physically active. This is non-negotiable. It should be seen as important as brushing your teeth (I hope you are brushing your teeth). WE NEED TO MOVE OUR BODIES
. Our bodies are designed to move, if we don’t move our body sufficiently, we will be more prone to mental and physical sickness. Working out is a way to strengthen us physically, but even more importantly, it will strengthen us mentally. Sometimes I stress, have anxiety, and I am depressed, then I go to the gym, and everything is fine again. It is a powerful drug… Just try breaking a sweat every day for a month, and you will see. You will feel substantially happier.7. Practice Being Present
Stop. Just stop what you are doing. Look around you. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? Embrace the fact that you are sitting on this beautiful planet spinning in an infinite universe. Cultivating a habit of embracing the present moment, being aware of our surroundings, and being grateful for what we have will ground us and makes us more appreciative of life. You could invite this feeling into your home by practicing the KonMarie Method
, which requires you to gather all like items together, touch each and everyone, and see if they “spark joy.” (I know, sounds crazy, but her show on Netflix shows how it can transform homes and make them more joyful, intentional places for people to live.) Once you create a home filled with things that only spark joy, you can be much more present with the items you do
keep.8. Close Relationships
We are social creatures. We need people we love around us. This does not mean always having people around you. It means having the right people around you. Do you have them? Good. Tell them you love them. Appreciate them, support them, and be honest with them. You don’t have them? Focus on points 1–7, and you will get them.