The Saga of Matt ‘LaZer’ Lazenby most excitable Edinburgh Personal Trainer, Ambassador of Positivity, and distinguished Blogger!
The purpose of our lives is to be happy ~ Dalai Llama
Remember at the end of last week’s splendorously soporific sleeping post I said that I’d most likely look over some old Daily LaZers in search of inspiration for today’s wondrous post? Well I did and I found a great blog post on how to be happy that I shared back in February from a rather splendid website called Barking Up the Wrong Tree that “brings you science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life.” Given that being happy is the point of it all (even the Dalai Llama agrees so it must be true!) I thought that a swift summary would be rather helpful to any of you who want to maximise your happiness 🙂 If you find yourself of a mind that surely there must be more to it than this then check out the original article for the science behind it all! 🙂
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson
It’s all about gratitude apparently – being grateful for what you have can make you happier, improve your relationships and make you a better person! To harvest these benefits simply write down 3 good things that happened to you that day each night and always focus on the positive! 🙂
Do what you enjoy and are good at! As much as possible! How much fun is that! 🙂
Spend as much time as possible with people you like! 🙂
If you want to be happy, just be ~ Leo Tolstoy 🙂
Give! Yes, really! Volunteer, help others, do nice things for people!
Savour the moment! Be mindful! Strive! Keep busy! .Set ambitious goals, look at life as growing and learning and push yourself!
Look after yourself – eat, sleep and nap too!
Death’s Guide To Happiness 🙂
The final word on being happy comes from the regrets of the dying! save you vital time that you could spend being happy I’ve cut a short summary (56 words) of a long story (a 256 page book called The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying by Bronnie Ware ) down to a rather epic (even if I do say so myself) 23 words! Here, without further ado it is! 🙂
Be true to yourself! Fuck what everyone thinks, do what makes YOU happy! Express your feelings! Spend time with your friends! BE HAPPY!
Over and Out!
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