Positive Habits That Lead To Happiness

There are a lot of ‘checklists’ published on retirement, but I thought this one was worth a read: The Atlantic espouses ‘7 Things That Lead To Happiness in Old Age’. The advice is pretty straightforward. Nothing a kindergartener wouldn’t understand.

Don’t smoke, don’t drink, maintain a healthy weight, exercise frequently, manage your stress, keep learning, and cultivate positive relationships.

It’s amazing we have to be reminded to do these things, but many people fall short on one or two and problems start to snowball as in retirement.

Here’s a couple I would add to make it an even 10 …

⁃ Don’t trust politicians or the evening news

⁃ Get enough sleep each night

⁃ Set some goals to improve yourself

⁃ Find a purpose in life / someone to help

What else might you add to the list?

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8 thoughts on “Positive Habits That Lead To Happiness

  1. Be humble and willing to get your hands dirty to help out. I was reminded of this the other day watching All Creatures Great and Small. James came across wealthy Hugh and fiancé whom James had a sparkle for. Hugh had a flat tire and James asked if he had a spare, Hugh didn’t know. James opened the boot located the spare and jack and changed the tire.

    As I learned in Scouting, do a good turn daily.

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