SEVEN NOTE-TO-SELF REMINDERS WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO BE HAPPY EVERY DAY & IN EVERY WAY
by guest blogger, Rebecca from Self Development Secrets
1. happiness keeps us healthy
Being happy is a genuinely important thing with most people. Not only does being happy make us feel better as a general rule, but it also helps us to maintain overall health. When we are in good spirits, our bodies are more likely to produce the necessary chemicals to make things work correctly such as our nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, and even the most basic of our abilities- the ability to rebuild damaged cells. Without these, our bodies tend to break down and become sick more easily.
2. happiness helps balance good and bad feelings
Even the most upbeat, positive people are prone to having bouts of sadness, depression, or just bad days. People who are swamped by sadness tend to stay that way, while people who experience happiness and joy regularly are more likely to be able to cope with the bad feelings and get past them or to find a solution to their problems. Those who are happy experience more optimism and have better coping skills than people who are sad frequently.
3. happiness creates productivity
In several studies done by psychologists, people who are exposed to happy situations before a workday or who have a wonderful, relaxing, or even positively stimulating weekend before their work week are over 10% more productive than people who are stressed out, angry, sad, or depressed during their time off from work. It can make the week go by more quickly and lead to looking forward to more potential happiness when you have a good time during downtime. People who are unable to take time for themselves or who are given erratic or infrequent instances where they can be happy are more prone to being lazy, non-compliant, or sad at work and will eventually quit or be fired when compared to happy people who are more likely to stay loyal to their employers.
4. happiness saves relationships
Whether referring to work or personal or family life, happiness can make or break your everyday relationships. Happiness can obviously cause joyous interactions with significant others, friends, and family. These relationships are much more likely to thrive and become stronger and more meaningful to those who are happy in general. People who are unhappy often project their feelings more strongly than those are in a state of bliss, and tend to push people away and cause a rift in the fabric of their interactions with others.
5. being upbeat can prevent tragedy
Happy people genuinely want to take care of themselves. For example, someone who is happy is more likely to take necessary safety precautions and be more careful at work than someone who doesn’t care or who is sad a lot. One study says that depressed people are 70% more likely to leave the house and not put on a seat belt while driving than someone who is happy and eager to get through their day. Happiness makes people less likely to do crazy things with their finances that they will regret as well. Happy people are more prone to making sound monetary decisions than those who are not happy in life.
6. happier people are smarter
Happier people are scientifically proven to be smarter than people who aren’t happy. Happiness allows room for growth and receptiveness to new things, therefore happy people tend to learn more and develop more skills than unhappy people. Happiness also breeds creativity, and with creativity comes lots of pressure, which can lead to unhappiness a lot of the time. Some people who are happy can even become other people’s motivation for happiness, and that is always a positive thing. These people find great careers as motivational speakers or psychologists.
7. happiness is often an indication of virtue and morals
Happy people are a lot more likely to stay on the right side of the law than people who are miserable. Negativity and sadness lead to bad behaviour often. Happy people are more likely to stay on the right moral path than the wrong one. Most people who lead life with a smile can figure out right from wrong more easily than those who harbour anger or sadness on a daily basis. Happiness is just overall an amazing virtue.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
These are some pretty good reasons to be happy. Yes you owe it to yourself to be the happiest you can be. You only live one life, why not make it happy! Heres a great post you will want to read titled ‘I Want to Be Happy! 40 Things That Will Make You Happier’
MORE ABOUT REBECCA: Rebecca Temsen is an author, entrepreneur and most of all a wife and mother of 2. What she enjoys the most is helping normal people reach their full potential. Rebecca uses her ever growing skills in writing to inspire people and not settle for a normal life. As an entrepreneur, she has no shortage of failures and that is why Rebecca is the ideal person to talk about this. Visit www.selfdevelopmentsecrets.com to see more of her work!