Happy or Not Happy?

fitness & lifestyle mindset performance Jul 15, 2022

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† โ˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† โ˜น?

Whatever your ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ is, it ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ your ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜บ beyond a feeling or memory.

It will affect your ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ. Increase or decrease your heart rate, causes blushing or for you to turn pale. Your hairs may stand on end. You may start sweating. Your stomach may make noises due to gastrointestinal motility. And those are the things we can see or hear.

๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด?

You will already have experienced how different emotions elicit a different response in your body, such as how ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด are compared with ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด. In fact, studies show that positive emotions such as joy and happiness result in altering the autonomic nervous system resulting in increased parasympathetic activity, what some people call the “rest and digest” or “feed and breed” activities, I think of them more like rest and recovery. While the negative emotions like fear and anger result in parasympathetic withdrawal and an increase in sympathetic activity, also known as “fight or flight” or stress response.

When your sympathetic nervous system is called into action, your body starts to breakdown muscles for resources it needs. Storing fat as adipose tissue ready for any potential hardship ahead, increases your heart rate and blood pressure, dilating your blood vessels to increase blood flow to your limbs prepared for action. Food takes longer to digest. Plus when asked, you are washing your hair tonight as your libido is suppressed.

Yet your parasympathetic nervous system helps to fix the damage that your sympathetic nervous system inflicts on your body. It allows muscles to be built, repairs the body, stimulates digestion and elimination plus you’ll find yourself wearing your lucky pants tonight!

If you are in a constant state of being stressed, angry, frustrated, etc. and wondering why you are not improving your body and health, then this may help turn things around.

Martin Seligman developed his theories of Authentic Happiness and Wellbeing based on the contributions from:
โค Positive Emotions
โค Engagement
โค Positive Relationships
โค Meaning
โค Accomplishment

When you get the right balance of these, they will lead you to flourish.

๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ?

โ˜… ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ. It is all too easy to get caught up in the negatives and even easier to remember the negative, letting them overpower what may have been a good day. It is not your fault. Evolutionarily speaking, you need to be more afraid of where the Sabretooth tiger is than where it is not. Yet control the urge to let a small incident like bad traffic, an argument or a bit of bad luck, overtake what may have been an otherwise ok, good or even great day. You may have caught up with friends, finished that great piece of work or even have found time for yourself, all of which were enjoyable. So remember these.

โ˜… ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„. No matter what it is, getting lost in something because you get completely immersed in it and lose track of time, can be an amazingly powerful and positive experience, which you can enjoy, feel fulfilled and at peace with, even if these emotions weren’t at the forefront of your attention at the time.

โ˜… ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ. You can recall them later when you need to feel that joy and happiness. The bigger you make the feeling at the time, the more powerful it is when you relive it. So clap, jump, laugh out loud, giggle, scream and express yourself, congratulate yourself and where possible share the experience with others as they’ll all help with capturing a more powerful mental image.

โ˜… ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž (๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€) because it feels good when you do something nice for someone else. That surprise for a loved one or gift for someone to show you’ve remembered them—even simple things like picking something up when someone else has dropped it. Or being an ear and a shoulder to a friend who needs it. This helps in reducing our own stress levels and having beneficial effects on our physical health.

โ˜… ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ by stopping to appreciate what you have in life. Whether that is being thankful for the weather, grateful for someone holding the door when you have your hands full or something more deep and meaningful. The simple act of being grateful for life and all it entails can bring about positive experiences.

โ˜… ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด. So learn something new, like a new skill. This will improve your chances of success in the future by knowing new ways to tackle things. 

๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด 
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