5 Habits to An Inspired Happy Life!

  • Habits That Inspire A Happy, Healthy Life - Intro

    We often hear about many successful people living happy, inspired, and meaningful lives and often it's only attributed to "working hard". We don't however hear about why they became successful, what helped them succeed, and if they were always that successful or did they change or adopt a new "habit" to gain this success. As we read more about these people, and they can come from all walks of life, famous and non-famous, all genders, all ethnicities, all educational levels, from all over the world, we start to see a pattern.

  • First Important Habit: Rise and Shine

    The first and most important habit one can ever adopt is Waking Up Early. I know, I know...and before you stop reading and say "I can't do it" or "I need my sleep" or "I'm not a morning person", I was just like you! Many of us are not early risers and like to stay up at night like myself hanging out with friends, watching tv, vegging out and just relaxing, especially after a long work day. I hear you, and you can still do that on weekends, but, if you want to have any meaningful change in your life, if you truly want to succeed, you have to wake up early.
  • Second Important Habit is Write it Down!

    The second most important habit that I have recently started is journaling. Let's talk about what that means; what is journaling? To get to what it is, we need to mention first what it's not. Journaling is not your diary, it could be, but then we should just call it a diary. It's not meant for you to get up early in the morning and write your travelogue, documenting what you did yesterday, not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's not completely journaling. I started journaling after reading about how beneficial it is and how if you are stressed out, writing 

  • Third Important Habit is Close Your Eyes!

    Yes you heard me correctly....meditating. For those that have never tried it, don't knock it until you've tried it. There's a lot of forms of meditating and when I say you should try it, I mean you should try it for 21 days before we decide if it's worth it or not, because doing something once or twice especially while you skeptical does not really allow you to see the benefits of the experience. If 21 days seem too long, then try it for at least a week everyday consistently and then decide. If by the end of a week you don't start to feel the following benefits, then meditating is not for you.
  • Fourth Important Habit...It's SO Important

    Another important habit that most successful people do is to go outside and walk. Being outside, getting some fresh air, and simply walking has so many enormous benefits, many people may not be aware of these benefits to take advantage of it. 

    I was not a big walker, I enjoyed the occasional walks with friends, especially during this past year where there wasn't much else to do.

  • Fifth and Final Habit is....

    The fifth and final recurring habit is to exercise - and when we say that, it's in addition to walking. I hate exercising, so I was not one of these people that woke-up at 5 AM in the morning and went to the gym to get on a treadmill for an hour and lift weights; I was still in my bed snoozing. Until I discovered Yoga! I discovered that exercise doesn't have to be this strict, heart pounding, sweat pouring drill all the time. Now cardio and that type of exercise is obviously very good for you when you are trying to lose weight, gain strength, and reduce stress. However, Yoga can do the same depending on the type of Yoga you choose.