We need a purpose; our meaningful work, be it paid or unpaid. Healthy family relations let us give and receive love. Social relations, from close friends to casual interactions with strangers, keep us engaged in the fabric of life. Pursuing personal growth, health, and well-being opens our minds and possibilities. Having a sense of connection to a higher power brings peace, awe and wonder. Leisure brings entertainment and rejuvenation, and yes is a need!
“Happiness is what happens to us, when we attend well to all the arenas of our life”. Dr. Johnson
Be like Yoda
When we pay attention to the six life arenas, we can become like Yoda. Centered. Grounded. We are more emotionally resilient, have better focus, are more fully present and healthful. Content. Fulfilled. How can we get there? That brings us back to “conscious choice”.
One Habit a Day
To help us become more mindful, calmer and content, Dr. Sood has identified seven practices that can lead to a happier life. He suggests practicing one a day so they become enduring habits. Take a few moments each morning, close your eyes and focus on the practice for the day.