3 Ways to Live

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE


 1. Move Your Body to Change Your Mind

Movement can elevate your happiness. Adjusting your posture, rhythm, and breathing can change your mind to think more positively. Today’s 20-minute video (above) guides you through a series of standing and floor stretches to boost your mood and nurture a feeling of well-being.  The dynamic motions will also release tension in your back, hamstrings, arms, and shoulders.

2. Cultivate Mindfulness

When you feel your good mood evaporating, a mindfulness meditation can help you identify any unwanted, intrusive thoughts that steal your positive outlook. You may be surprised by how quickly a simple meditation or visualization can help sharpen the quality of your thoughts. Practicing the BLT Technique can help eliminate repetitive doubts and stuck thoughts that might be dimming your mood. You can try it, right now, wherever you are:

3. Savor Life’s Treasures…Big and Small.

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,’thank you,’ that would suffice.”
– Meister Eckhart
Living in the moment without judgment or distractions can help you enhance personal relationships, and even have a positive effect on your health. Practice gratitude today by reciting this quote while your out in nature, and thinking of what you’re grateful for.