Don’t Worry, Be Happy
21 Thursday Jun 2012
|We all know those people that have a perpetual grin and are always spreading cheer. Sometimes, we really don’t like them. Why? Because, it can be a reminder that something is lacking in our lives, and we are just not that happy. Did you know that happier people tend to be healthier, have better relationships, and make more money that the rest of us? It’s not surprising — just 5 minutes of anger or negativity can suppress the immune system for 6 hours. (Read the study here). Cortisol is released when we are unhappy or stressed wreaking havoc on digestion, sleep, mood, etc. In a 2006 Science Daily study, it was found that happy people reported less colds and fewer symptoms. In this studyconducted by Dr. Karina Davidson and colleagues from the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, happy people had less heart disease.How can you improve your Happiness? It would be great if boosting your happiness quotient was as easy as this Charles Schulz quote “Happiness is a warm puppy”. It’s true that having pets can improve happiness, but what other things can you do?
Here are some other great resources to help you on your journey to happiness:
Hope that your summer is going along well so far. I look forward to seeing you soon,