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7 Daily Habits to Transform Your Life With Joy, Health, and Success

Take Your Breaks Like a Smoker

No, you don’t want to start up a nicotine addiction. Infusing your life with habits that promote your long-term health is the key to long-lasting health, happiness, and success. Aging your skin, blackening your lungs, and inhibiting your ability to hike up a mountain without gasping for breath won’t bring you joy.

But taking your breaks regularly, and outside, will add a sparkle of joy to your daily life.

Go outside even if you have only a minute. Pretend you crave the outdoor air the way someone longs for a smoke. Ideally, you can step out into nature, or at least a view of vibrant color and green.

Take your coffee with you and do something almost no one does anymore.

Drink your coffee or tea like it’s the last time.

Don’t text, listen to a podcast, telephone, make mental lists, or ruminate on worries that have flooded your brain since you stopped working. Become aware of your breath, the sounds of the birds, the shape of the leaves, the feel of the air against your skin, the aroma and taste of your coffee.

Laser your attention to the present moment. Turn on your sensory perception. You will delight in your coffee more than slurping it absent-mindedly while working at your desk.

You won’t consciously be creating new connections and brainstorming creative new ideas. When you return to your desk, your brain will be primed with new ideas.

It doesn’t matter if you break was only five minutes. Stepping outside and grounding your awareness into your body and the present moment will refresh you and open you up to joy.

Snack Like the World is Ending

Shops are closed and raided for the very last supplies. Chaos is in the streets. There is no chance for you to reach for a candy bar now. You flee to the woods with your family to try to survive in the wilderness.

It’s time to snatch your snacks from mother nature.

Add at least three raw veggies to your diet before dinner to transform your health.

You can pack two containers of veggies in advance so you can take one with you to work for snacks and leave one in the fridge for when you get up. Then the minute you enter your kitchen in the evening, there is a vitality kick waiting for you in the refrigerator.

You may hate the raw veggies at first. Persevere. Eventually, you’ll crave the crunch and fresh taste of the vegetables. You can eat your veggies as sticks or dice them and eat them with a fork.

Switch up which raw veggies you buy, so you are eating a rainbow of colors and a wide array of vitamins. Getting the raw vegetables into your stomach before dinner will fill you up, so you eat less of the entrée. You’ll give your digestion the fiber it needs to function regularly by eating raw veggies and experience a flatter stomach as a result.

If you don’t already eat raw veggies, then you’ll need to give your system one to two weeks to detox and get used to your new diet. The patience will pay off. All those vitamins in the raw veggies will not only reduce your risk of a long list of chronic disease s, but they will also give your skin and hair a healthy glow.

Let Them Eat Cake

I don’t know about you, but if the world were ending, I would eat that raspberry double fudge three-layer chocolate mouse cake and revel in every bite. It would be my last, right?

So before you flee to the words to survive on raw veggies, whole grains, and captured protein, I would recommend you eat cake.

Transform your life with more joy by deciding on your treat of the day each morning. Look forward to that delight like a thousand sugar, and fat-filled alternatives

don’t surround you.

Savor every bite.

Sure, there are health-enthused evangelicals that don’t eat any sugar or processed foods anymore. You don’t need to be one of them to charge your life with joy, health, and happiness.

You need to learn to choose.

Select one treat and look forward to your choice. Delight in the strawberry tort, the order of fries, the pralines and cream ice-cream cone, or that still warm brownie.

Escape Your Prison

If the police turned up and placed you on house arrest, with a release to travel to and from work, how would you feel?

The reality is that you may be placing yourself on house arrest!

The average American spends around ninety percent of their time inside. It’s time to lower that percentage to transform your life with more joy, health, and success.

Just looking at green lowers your stress levels. Spending a day in a forest will both reduce your stress levels and boost your immune system. Walking improves your digestion, your waistline, your heart, and lung health, and adds years onto your life.

Brainstorm how you can spend your entire Saturday and Sunday outside. Pack a bag with meals, snacks, water, a small medical kit, hand disinfectant, sunglasses, cards, games, and sunscreen.