Here’s to Your Happiness and Your Health

I’m reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin right now, and I have to say, it’s caused to me think a lot about my own happiness. What does it take to be happy? What can I, what can any one of us do, to be more happy?

One thing is clear: happiness isn’t just feeling right, it’s living right. The Happiness Project, the author’s one year quest to find ways to increase her happiness quotient, is about taking the steps to live in a way that feel good for you and are good for you.

What are you doing that feels right to you and is right for you? Are you always looking to improve, or have you grown stagnant? If you’ve reached your goal of losing weight, it’s time to re-evaluate. Do you want to be a more competitive athlete, build more strength, try a new exercise or sport? Whatever it is, constantly looking for ways to improve will not only ensure that you continue to improve and grow, but it was also ensure that you continue to be happy.

Try this: sit down and write a list of all the things you’d like to accomplish for your health. Maybe it’s as simple as gathering your family together for a healthy meal once a week, maybe it’s a step toward eating all organic foods, or maybe it’s running a marathon for your 50th birthday. Whatever your goals, big or small, start thinking now about what you can do to achieve them. I know I’ve started my own bucket list, with things big and small that I want to do to improve my health and happiness quotient and you can, too.