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22 Habits of Happy and Healthy People

If you can slowly, but surely incorporate these 22 habits of happy and healthy people into your life, it can be unimaginably great! And it’s hard to be happy when you’re not healthy–eating real food and getting enough sleep–so that’s an essential part of being happy too.

Hungry For Happiness

In this article by Dr. Mercola he talks about how happiness comes from within so the biggest thing you can do to be happy is to work on yourself, your thoughts and behaviors.


Photo: evgenyatamanenko/ Being happy.

What’s the secret to being happy? You can learn how to do it, just as you can learn any other skill. Those who are happy tend to follow a certain set of habits that create peace in their lives; if you learn to apply these habits in your own life, there’s a good chance you’ll be happy too.

My top 10 in Dr. Mercola’s list are:

  1. Let go of grudges (who has the time to keep them?)
  2. Treat everyone with kindness
  3. Regard your problems as challenges
  4. Dream big
  5. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  6. Speak well of others (don’t wrap yourself in a negative blanket!)
  7. Live in the present
  8. Don’t compare yourself to others
  9. Take time to listen (truly doing this can make you very content)
  10. Eat well

In addition to working on yourself from within it’s also important to be physically healthy. It’s hard to be happy when you have a pounding headache!

You may have noticed that some of the habits of happy people are one in the same with those that are essential for leading a healthy lifestyle – exercising and eating right, for example. Once you adopt a happiness mindset, and even before you do, embracing healthy habits will help keep your mood elevated naturally even in the midst of stress.

Read the full article here.

And remember … if it was easy, everyone would be happy! Just give yourself some time to make these habits part of your life and don’t try to be perfect–just keep trying.

About Laura

Laura is passionate about great food, farmers, artisans, real food, raw food, paleo food and juicing! She lives with her husband in Grand Rapids on the river. Sometimes it flows over, but mostly she is greeted by the ducks, geese and her neighbor's chickens. They like to hop up on her windowsill and eat the spiders. Yay! She is the co-founder of Two Sister Organics, a natural and organic skin care company, and Eating Local & Organic.

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