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Every hour or so, you need to stand up from your desk and stretch. Walk away from the computer and allow your brain room for creative insight. Sitting for more than 3 hours a day can shorten your lifespan by up to two years.

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1. Breaks


Every hour or so, you need to stand up from your desk and stretch. Walk away from the computer and allow your brain room for creative insight. Sitting for more than 3 hours a day can shorten your lifespan by up to two years.

2. Optimism

Starting everyday on a positive note is more likely to incite positive feelings during your day, further inducing a sense of happiness which leads to better success in all aspects.

3. Exercise

When you make physical improvements, your brain improves upon itself as well, further developing your memory . For both sleep and exercise help in this aspect and prevent stress by relaxing the mind.

4. Being Comfortable

Comfort does not equal happiness. Finding your flow requires discomfort, growth, and change. You won’t find your flow sitting in front of the TV. Flow is actively created. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

5. Looking “Beyond What You See”

It is important to let go of the past and start your process to achieving future happiness. Worrying about past events simply wastes energy that could instead be spent on thinking about how to make your future better.

6. Habits and Goals

Things will get tough and you will relapse, but the key to making a habit a lifelong behavior is to reflect on the experience. Figure out what made you relapse and make a plan for future triggers. View your failures as experiments that move you toward your goal.

7. “Please Silence Your Cell Phones”

Turn off the audio and visual cues that alert you to the presence of more information to help you remain focused on the task that is on hand, especially when driving.

8. Rewards and Goals

You should figure out replacement habits that have the same reward without the downside of your bad habit. Telling others about your goals makes you more accountable and with that, you become more likely to stick to that goal.

9. Taking it Slow

Meditation, deep breathing exercises, progressive relaxation, and yoga are all excellent ways to activate your parasympathetic nervous system and De-stress.

10. Getting Down With the Sickness

Exercising and Managing your stress levels is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. Without these, you become subject to inflammations in your immune system, making you physically weaker and more susceptible to sickness in your brain and throughout the body.

11. Accepting Your Past

There are many ways to help you better come to terms with your past and your mistakes, whether it be creating a Coherent narrative, looking into studies such as psychotherapy, or even just finding a relationship with someone who has healthier attachments than you do. It is of the utmost importance to let go of your past and to look forward in life and all its many aspects.

12. Know Your Purpose

Those who have purpose (external motivation) persist even longer than those who have passion. Purpose is the backbone of your work, stating that your work matters. You must open your eyes and see that your passions drive your purpose in life.

13. Know The “Why”

It is arguably more important to recognize and know the “why” behind your doings, rather than just knowing what you are doing or how you are doing it. Knowing the “why” provides the most solid foundation for reasoning and allows for a stronger “will” based power.

14. Don’t Think “Money”

If money wasn’t an issue, then workers would have a greater purpose to do the actual job at hand. The autonomy to direct one selves leads to more engagement, which then leads to mastery, which is an urge to become more skilled and knowledgeable, not because you have to, but because you want to.

15. Anxiety With a Side of Depression

Research has found that as many as 60% of people with depression suffer with some type of anxiety order. If you find yourself in this group, it is common to simultaneously have loss of energy and initiative along with stress and anxiety. By using dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, you can adapt and power through depression and anxiety

16. Self-Justification

Why is it that fools can see hypocrisy in others, yet not in themselves? Well, many people utilize self-justification techniques to help comfort themselves with the actions they take.

Not just that, but their memory acts more like a story they tell themselves rather than a hard drive, allowing them to weave it in such a way to better facilitate their well-being.

17. Understanding Yourself

To find your attachment style, you must get to know your “inner voice,” which is the thing that guides you through life and how you see the world. It also encourages us to recreate our early life experiences through our many different types of behavior. The thing to note however, is that changing our behavior is possible.

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