All of us want to be happy, but only very few have a clue about how to get and remain there. Are you aware that your Happiness & Emotional quotient go hand in hand, with both of them feeding on each other?
One of the main reasons for stress levels to be so high in the Indian context, is due to the fact that Indians are among st the lowest ranked when it comes to the “Emotional Quotient”. Over the years, working with people on their Emotional capabilities has given me an amazing insight.
It has convinced me that happiness is not something that only Martians are capable of. Given below are some of the things which each one of you can do to work on your Happiness & Emotional quotient –
Exercise to begin with:
Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. The release of proteins and endorphin’s which make us feel happier, is something which no pills or counselling can replicate.
Even a minimum of 20 minutes a day with some kind of exercise will not only get you brownie points @ the Emotional level, but also make your heart thank you for the calorie burn. It helps to know that that people who exercised feel better about their bodies even when they saw no physical changes.
Most of the people I interact with in my Wellness Seminars & personal Coaching are used to logging in an average of 4-5 hours of sleep or worse, follow a erratic sleeping pattern. This is the worst one can do to help themselves. I strongly believe that skimming in your sleep department will eventually make you sensitive to negative Emotions.
What I have seen through the years is that sleep-deprived people, fail to recall pleasant memories but on the contrary,recall gloomy memories just about fine. Now when this works at your Sub conscious level again & again, you can gauge the long term crippling effect it would have on your overall wellness area.
Help others & Practice Gratitude:
One of the best known secrets I have learnt over the years is, to be happy from the inside; the easiest way to achieve this is to help others. Kindness, produces the single most reliable increase in well-being than any exercise according to me. No wonder Kind persons stand out in a crowd with the sheer Aura around them.
Being thankful,to begin with for the things each one of us is blessed with, will go a long way in improving our own happiness quotient.
In my opinion Meditation helps you rewire your brain for happiness. On most of the days, I begin my day through meditation and can write volumes about how this one habit has helped me to get more focus, clarity & purpose in life than all the other put together. Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down.
It’s often been proven to be the single most effective way to increase the happiness quotient drastically. Recent research even shows that regular meditation can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness. The fact that we can actually alter our brain structure, through mediation is most profound discovery which can be used for amazing long term benefits.
Again being happy is a choice more than a chance. I have seen humble people with very few things of their own, but extremely happy & content in life. I have also seen the exact opposite with people who seem to have almost everything, but find themselves very unhappy.
I hope you have found solace through this Blog article of mine that it is more than possible to rewire your own mind through some of these steps. Do check on the Strategy session page where you can interact with me for a Complimentary session to work on this
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