BE­ING POS­I­TIVE

India Today - - HAPPINESS ISSUE -

WAKE UP EARLY

Pos­i­tive peo­ple are typ­i­cally up with or be­fore the sun. They want ex­tra hours with less dis­trac­tions

TAKE A BELLY BREATH

Breath­ing ex­er­cises, or pranayama, ac­ti­vate the parasym­pa­thetic ner­vous sys­tem, mak­ing you feel re­laxed

MED­I­TATE

You will be flushed with feel­good, anti-anx­i­ety hor­mones

KEEP A GRAT­I­TUDE JOUR­NAL

Pen down things you are grate­ful for. Then read the list three times a day

PLAN A SUC­CESS LIST

Fo­cus on things you re­ally want to do, elim­i­nat­ing dis­trac­tions/ in­ter­rup­tions (so­cial me­dia, phone calls)

EAT MIND­FULLY

Avoid TV/ cell­phone. Take smaller por­tions, stick to meal tim­ings

BOOKS & MU­SIC

Morn­ing read­ing dis­ci­plines the brain. Mu­sic calms the au­to­nomic ner­vous sys­tem, which con­trols blood pres­sure, and re­laxes mus­cles

SAY SOME­THING NICE

Re­search shows com­pli­ments give us the same boost as re­ceiv­ing cash

EN­JOY NA­TURE

Be­ing out­doors low­ers stress lev­els and im­proves longevity

DO A GOOD DEED

Ran­dom acts of kind­ness aid pos­i­tiv­ity, tak­ing the mind off prob­lems

AVOID NEG­A­TIVE PEO­PLE

Un­fol­low/ un­friend those who make you feel bad about your­self

LAUGH A LOT

It’s one of the quick­est ways to dis­si­pate neg­a­tive en­ergy

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