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Releasing the Happiness Within

Pause for a moment and ask yourself this question… How many people do I know that are genuinely thriving in happy, fulfilling, and purposeful lives?

It’s not that easy to think of candidates who fit the criteria is it? The disappointing reality is that even if you reckon 3
out of 10 in your network fit the bill, then you are enjoying an above average share of highly positive people in your
life. Research has found that only about 20% of people see themselves as flourishing, or living close to their optimum
potential. Unfortunately the other 80% identify as living a great deal less fruitfully than they know they are capable of.

The problem is the human brain is not hardwired for happiness, but for survival. Happiness should manifest
itself as a bonus when the needs of survival have been met. However, modern society presents us with so many
challenges, so much negativity, and in such a perpetually distracting way, that it is my belief that happiness and
fulfilment are no longer optional extras, but essential needs to be cultivated to ensure our wellbeing and that of those
around us.

The good news is that there are simple methods to train ourselves to develop happiness boosting habits. Adopting
this approach won’t just impact on how we feel, our physical health, and our wellbeing; but it also contributes greatly to our ability to become successful in our lives. Of course success is subjective, it means different things for different people, but regardless of whether your idea of success pertains to career, relationships, health, or productivity; maintaining a positive outlook is an important first step in the right direction to achieving your full potential. And be assured that the contagious nature of positivity will guarantee that you will be surprised by countless other benefits when you bring your happiness into all your day to day interactions.
Take 5 – Five Ways to Boost Happiness
1 Be more kind & compassionate.
2 Build rich relationships.
3 Embrace Simplicity.
4 Express Gratitude.
5 Be on purpose.

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Happiness, Your Health Wellness.

As humans we enjoy the most satisfaction when we are engaged in positive relationships, have meaningful productivity, and a sense of purpose and accomplishment. In the end, we are greatly affected by what we do, and by extension we are more affected by what we do every day, than those things we rarely find the time to do. The smallest
of actions exceeds the noblest of intentions. What this means is that we must endeavour to take action on those things we wish to do, simply dwelling on the idea of them isn’t enough, and can indeed have negative effects on us as we develop a tension between what we think, and what we do. Beneficial behaviours can become just as habitual as
destructive ones so each of us can empower ourselves by building habits such as expressing gratitude, exercise,
and embracing realistic optimism. But we must make that choice to take action, embrace the belief that the
potential for everyday happiness lies within each and every one of us. Releasing this potential will provide
you with more balance and harmony, and it is this foundation that can truly provide a platform for success,
and for a life of significance.

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 Tips for the wellbeing while dealing with mental health problems:

* Look after your physical health: Your physical health can work in tandem with your mental health. If you are exercising and keeping relatively fit it will make you feel better in yourself and in your day to day life. Walking and hobbies can be a great way to get fit. After all healthy body, healthy mind. Also to fuel your body for these activities you need to maintain a healthy diet. You can read up on nutrition or make an appointment to see a dietician.

*Educate yourself about your illness: Educating yourself around your illness can play a vital role in your road to recovery. Learning about symptoms can make you aware and help to learn how to cope with your illness. Some of the ways to find out about your illness would be through the internet, books or asking health care professionals.

*TALK: Talking about our feelings, emotions or symptoms can play a vital role in our wellbeing. By sharing these things with someone you trust it can create an avenue for stress relief. As we all know a problem shared is a problem halved. Find someone you feel comfortable talikng with. Whether it be a friend, your partner, a family member, or a healthcare professional like a councillor or phone line support worker.

* Hobbies and fun activities: Hobbies are a great way to keep fit, make friends, and enjoy yourself whilst doing so. Some people lose interest in hobbies when they become unwell. But by slowly getting back involved you can give yourself something to look forward. It can give you purpose and structure in your day.

* Avoid Stress: As we all know this can be a stressful world that we live in. And as stress is a trigger for mental illnesses, we have to steer clear of it otherwise we may face a relapse. If you feel stress coming on talk a health care professional before it progresses.

* Moving on: After an episode of a mental health set back it can take a while to get back on your feet. Try stay as positive as you can, as there will be better days ahead.

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