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“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Hope you are staying positive this month and focusing on being happy. Remember it isn’t success that will make you happy but how being happy before can help you be successful.
Being happy is not something that comes natural to us humans. We are made to survive not to be happy all the time. So, I thought I’d give you some helpful steps/benefits on becoming happy and retaining that happiness.
Obviously you don’t need to achieve all 22 steps, but even working on a few can change your level of positivity. So try your best and let us know how it goes! :)Source: successify.net
This month’s challenge is made to make you think a little. Think about your life and see how this can apply to you.
We were inspired by a TED Talk with Shawn Achor for this month’s challenge (http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html).
We want you to think about happiness and what being happy means to you. From watching this video we have learned some interesting things about what it means to be happy and successful and how they are very different.
When we see the news about what’s going on in the world, we soon realize that the negative to positive ratio is more negative than positive. Therefore we conclude that the world is more negative. The lens through which your brain views the world shapes your reality. 90% of your long term happiness is predicted not by the external world but by the way your brain processes the world. We believe that if we work harder we will be successful and therefore we’ll be happier. We’ve pushed happiness over the cognitive horizon, as a society. We think we need to be successful to be happy. But our brain works the opposite way. If we can raise someone’s level of positivity in the present, then their brain experiences the happiness advantage. The advantage is that your brain performs significantly better than it does in negative, neutral, or stressed. If we can find a way to be positive in the present, than our brains work even more successfully. Dopamine that floods into your system when you’re positive, makes you happier and turns on all your learning centers. Therefore there is a big advantage to being happy before being successful. Being successful does not make you happy like society believes it does. Every time we have a success we change the goal post of what success looks like. You got good grades, now you need to get better ones. You have a good job, now you need to get a better job. You never reach what you are aiming for because the goal post is always changing.
So from what we just told you, we challenge you to put your life in perspective and see where your happiness comes from. Are you happy because you are successful? Or are you successful because you have a positive attitude and are happy?
You know how this works! Email us at email@example.com and tell us something you have learned or enjoyed about this month’s challenge and you will win a gift card from a local vendor.
Good luck & live well!
Hey Livewell Challengers! Hope March has been treating you well. There was not a challenge this month but we wanted to make sure you got some information to have a safe spring break.
Safe Drinking Tips:
Date Rape Drug Prevention:
Hope the challenge has been helping you out this month!
The next type of relationship is the one that most people think of when they think of the word relationship, which of course is a romantic relationship. We’ve found some good tips for you and your partner to think about to help strengthen your bond. So check out these tips and let us know how they work for you!
Try something new together
Tweak your diet
Realize that all couples fight
Never stop communicating
Give and Take
Be full of Love and Happiness
Relationships can be hard but they also have many benefits, especially friendships. Friends can help improve your health and well-being.
Benefits of friendships:
Why it can be hard to keep and maintain friends:
As February is the month of love and St. Valentine’s Day, we thought a good challenge for this month would be to focus on relationships. Not just romantic relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend, but friendships, roommate relationships, and relationships with your parents. Relationships are a big part of life and sometimes it is hard to give them proper attention when we have work, classes, clubs, sports, studies, and many other things to do.
So for the month of February we challenge you to work on the relationships in your life.
A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in your life. Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others. However, if the relationship isn’t working, it can also be a tremendous drain. Relationships are an investment. The more you put in, the more you can get back.
We will, throughout the month, give you more tips to work on your relationships. If you have any questions or want more tips on how to move forward with the LIVE WELL challenge email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you tell us how the challenge has helped you or something you have learned from this month’s challenge you will be entered to win a gift certificate to a local vendor. Good luck! And let us know how it goes!Source: helpguide.org
This time of year is crazy enough and when you have to go Christmas shopping on top of everything else you have to do during the holidays, it can be stressful. So to help you enjoy the Holiday Season we want to help you make more and buy less.
We often get so engrossed in buying the perfect present but I think we tend to forget how a hand made gift can say and mean so much more to the person who is receiving your gift. By making your gifts this year it also might help you de-stress and take a break from your hectic schedule. Here are some gift ideas, just click on the links below to get inspired!
For your sister:
For your brother:
For the book reader in your life:
For the neighbors:
For your significant other:
For the toddler/child in your life:
Let us know if any of these gift ideas inspired you and you could be entered to win an prize. Email us at email@example.com if you have any questions about the gifts.
Thank you for participating in November’s Live Well Challenge, hope you all got some more sleep!
This month the Live Well Challenge is to enjoy the Holiday Season!
Each year when the holidays come around, it seems to go by faster and faster each year. We challenge you to slow and down and enjoy this time of year which tends to be chaotic. Spend more time with your loved ones, watch a Christmas movie, decorate, make a gingerbread house, see a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, bake cookies, have a game night, drive around your neighborhood and enjoy the Christmas lights, and read Christmas stories.
Needless to say there are many great activities you can do to slow down and enjoy this Holiday Season. We will post more tips throughout the month with more tips on how to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
Remember to let us know why you are enjoying this month’s challenge, or tell us what you are doing to complete the challenge you will be entered to win an awesome prize!
Any questions, comments, concerns, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck and Happy Holidays:)