Helpful Tips May Help You Find Ways to be Happy, Naturally.
The secret to happiness is easier to find for some of us, while some of us struggle to find joy in life.
One in four Americans is so unhappy, he or she qualifies for diagnosis of a mental illness.
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Is “happy” a word people would use to describe you?
What do happy people look like? Are they moving around or sitting still? Is their posture upright or slouched over? Do they interact with others or stick to themselves? Do they rely on alcohol, drugs or happy foods to feel good? Do they smile? Are they quick to laugh?
While most research focuses on the chemistry of happiness, happy hormones, what drugs or happy foods can stimulate happiness, happiness is a state of being that creates these chemicals, not the other way around.
Of course, appropriate nutrition is critical to fuel physical, mental and emotional health and some supplements may be an option for some people to improve their mood, as mentioned in previous articles.
How to be Happy: The Secret to Happiness
The secret to happiness is simple. You have to choose to be happy. That’s right: It’s a choice.
Unless we’re talking about a terminal illness or some other debilitating condition over which you have no control, there’s an easy fix, easier than you think. You simply decide you’re tired of being negative and feeling bad, and want to feel good again.
When you peel away all your excuses and rationalizations for being unhappy, and be honest with yourself, he odds are very good you’ll discover that somewhere along the line, you made the choice to feel that way. You let your mood take over your mind.
Remember that true happiness radiates from inside out, not outside in.
Be Less Afraid
Fear is the ultimate buzz-kill. Sure, a certain amount of “what-if?” thinking is good for planning and avoiding disasters. But fact is, most of the bad things we fear only ever happen because we constantly focus or obsess on them to the point they actually do happen – they become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Instead of focusing and stressing out about something toxic, you will achieve greater happiness by focusing on something more positive or productive.
Here are just four easy and natural ways to help you “get your mind right” (in the immortal words of character actor Strother Martin in the 1967 Steve McQueen movie “Cool Hand Luke”), and start travelling your path to greater happiness right now, without waiting another day.
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Contribute to the growth of others.
- Just help someone with a kind word of acknowledgment and support.
- Volunteer for a cause you love. Don’t expect anything in return.
- Get the focus off you and your temporary situation. Get outside yourself.
Get moving, be happy.
A brisk 20-minute walk can improve your mood. Smile the whole time and focus on everything good that’s ever happened to you, and see if you don’t feel happier.
Stay away from stimulants and depressants.
Caffeine, tobacco and alcohol disrupt your natural internal happy hormones, so you’re better off without them.
Get your head on straight.
The more the center of your head hangs in front of the center of your body, the more you add stress to every other system in your body. This slouching strain on your posture drains energy from your health, making it harder than it has to be to maintain an internal state of happiness.
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Frustrated with side effects from drugs or diets that don’t work? Read on!
Functional medicine finds the subtle chemical imbalances and hidden injuries that hold you back from happiness.
The next step is to repair and restore function naturally, without drugs, surgery, needles, twisting and cracking, or multi-level-market schemes.
I design each of my patients’ programs individually, with these goals:
- Discover your personal nutritional requirements, finding the best food to fuel your happiness;
- Clear the detoxification pathways, flushing out the poisons that keep you unhappy;
- Re-establish the disrupted hormonal pathways, helping you feel happier;
- Support the repair of connective tissues, getting you moving again as happily as possible.
These goals can make happiness a lot easier for you. And what that really means is “happily ever after” doesn’t leave you out any more.
I’d like to show you just how happy you could be. Take my free, fast and confidential online survey at http://www.drpolucki.com/consultation/ and you may qualify for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
About Santa Clarita Five Star Chiropractor Dr. Thomas Polucki
Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor and Certified Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
Dr. Polucki provides Functional Medicine services in most cities via remote labs and Internet consultations. He sees patients by appointment at 25050 Peachland Ave., Suite 105, Newhall, Calif., 91321. Visit http://www.drpolucki.com for more information or call 661-753-9340 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Polucki also hosts the “Dr. Polucki Family Health Hour” on AM 1220 KHTS radio in Santa Clarita Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon. Click here to listen to the podcasts.
The information in this article is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease.
Source: Santa Clarita News