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10 tips to be happy and live longer

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The path to happiness is as unique to each individual as their eyes, their smile, their mood.. There are more than 7.5 billion paths to happiness in this world, it can reach everyone differently, ”says German author Florian Langenscheidt.

A study published by the British Medical Journal conducted English Longitudinal Study of Aging from University College London, supports that happiness is related to physical health and can promote longevity, and this is reported by the study, which indicates that sustained happiness in old age is related to a longer life.

Florian Langenscheidt proposed 10 tips to be happy and live longer and these are:

We like to say that it is our boss, the lack of money, the weather, our partner or something else that makes it impossible for one to be happy. But in the end, When it comes to finding your way to happiness, you are on the opposite side. It is one who has to choose to be happy.

We all have big goals and visions, but happiness is made up of unspectacular and intimate moments. These include looking at the smile of a loved one, holding your child’s hand, or walking by a beautiful lake in the sun. You have to know how to appreciate these unique and unrepeatable moments.

Many books say that Happiness is about “being in the now.” It’s true that we don’t know if we’ll be around tomorrow. But like all human beings, what separates us from animals is how our experiences and memories shape us. The past is important and we cannot suppress it. And the other side is the future, with all our plans and visions. The happiest people are those who do not neglect the moment, but know where they come from and where they want to go.

People who take everything for granted are often unhappy. People who stop a few times during the day to think about how grateful they are for the gifts they have received, for their partner, their children, their work, are happy. The opposite of gratitude is envy, which only brings unhappiness. Don’t think about what other people have; that’s destructive and doesn’t help at all.

Knowing how to forgive is one of the keys to living longer (Shutterstock)

We all make mistakes, so let other people make some too. “Each person around us is someone very special who cannot be replaced. If you cannot forgive, you lose many people on the road of life, “he says. Langenscheidt.

Increase our own happiness when we care about the happiness of others, as it gives meaning to our life. Those who are narcissistic are always less happy than those who put the happiness of others first.

There are so many bad things happening in the world With the coronavirus pandemic, starving children, wars and acts of terror, you could easily think that humans are not made for happiness. But one has to see the option on the positive side. For example, while many people have died from COVID-19 and social distancing measures have changed our lives, we have had the opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for our loved ones.

To truly experience happiness, we need negative experience as a counterweight. Happiness is so wonderful because it is rare. If you had it all the time, it would lose its magic. So embrace the inevitable dark times to make the good times seem even brighter.

Friendship is one of the keys to being happy in life (Shutterstock)

Friendship and love brings the most amazing happiness. Romantic love can be volatile, while the happiness of friendship is more stable and lasting. But friends and lovers bring comfort and a sense of purpose: to protect and support each other. As Aristotle said: “A friend is a soul in two bodies.”

Since we are born, we are influenced by people – parents, the media, teachers – who impose their recommendations on us. When you live your own life, you are much better at dealing with the challenges that arise from your decisions. It takes courage to find a new partner or change careers, but in the end, there is a high probability that your happiness will increase.

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