I’ve been practicing #yoga
every day for the last three years and I can genuinely say that it has made me a better person. It is the answer to positivity, to health, to kindness, to empathy and to happiness and has lead me to appreciate living in the moment which helped me immensely on my journey to rewire my brain to be more positive, by bringing in the patience I learnt on the mat.
By learning how to start your day with positive intentions and incorporating daily gratitude and appreciation for the little things into your life, you can rewire your brain and permanently raise your levels of long-term happiness.
Human beings operate on a 'hedonic treadmill' which means we generally stabilise at one level of #happiness
, so yes things can make you happier but this is only a temporary boost, like clothes shopping or going out for dinner with your friends, you will do it, and then you’ll feel a boost of happiness but your happiness level will return to your general level again quite quickly... And so the search for happiness is seemingly never-ending. So how can we raise this level permanently?
A study done by Robert Emmons and Robin Stern, called “Gratitude as a Psychotherapeutic Intervention” if anyone wants to do further reading, shows that expressing #gratitude
is scientifically proven to make you happier. And it is something that you can incorporate very easily into your daily life, bringing awareness to your life, #mindfulness
, and appreciating what you’re thankful for and why. So it’s about recognising and no longer ignoring the little things in your life that should be making you really happy but that you take for granted.
To summarise: Being actively #grateful
will make you a happier person. I'll be writing up a longer article on this soon as a blog post on my website, so keep an eye out on the link in my bio.
And if anyone does feel lost in the darkness and can't see the light, please feel free to reach out to me.
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