True happiness resides within. It is not something we will find looking outside. So let go of unrealistic expectations of how your life should be. Make room for imperfections. Keep life interesting by trying new things. Like hiking!
A Striking Stat: A 26-country survey shows wellness travel is at the forefront of tourism trends, finding that nearly double the number of people plan to take wellness-focused trips in 2018 (1 in 5) over 2017 (1 in 10). Source: Booking.com survey, 10/2016
Now that summer is almost gone here in Australia we are tempted to spend time indoors in the warmth. But to improve our physical wellbeing and mental health we need to spend more time outdoors being surrounded by nature. So what are you waiting for? Time to hit the trail!
Singing! We all love to do it, whether in the car, the shower or at a karaoke bar. But did you know it is good for your wellbeing? Join a group or choir and get the added benefits of creating music and breathing in sync with others. Not to mention a good laugh!
Show some gratitude! It doesn't matter what you are grateful for, just say thank you. A great habit is to write down you grateful thoughts in a journal at least three time a week. Expressing gratitude can foster a bigger sense of life-meaning, improved health and this can translate into a longer life.
Keep your friends close. German researchers say maintaining a healthy social life helps to top up our sense of wellbeing and life satisfaction even in the face of health challenges as we age. Do this for as long as possible into the very last years of your life - it may even prolong it!
“Getting a Dog May Save Your Life, Especially If You’re Single” - Bloomberg, November 17, 2017. Swedish researchers found that people with furry friends, especially the unmarried, have fewer heart problems than those who don't.