What is bliss? I would define it as your sparkles of happiness! What are the little things that recharge you personally? Are you aware of the times when you honestly feel like, life is good?!
As work places become more and more demanding, finding moments of happiness is even more important. We cannot just go through life waiting for the next vacation or counting down the years to retirement. I recently had two clients that were only 40, share with me how burnt out they were in their careers. This is a great challenge for many people. During stressful times we have to really focus on finding fun at work and even more fun in our personal lives.
On our family vacation, I am often the first person up to go down to the beach for a walk or a jog around the neighborhood. I find my bliss in the first thirty minutes of the day! Sometimes it can be seeing the deer in my path or the crash of waves but often it is just the appreciation of feeling the simple things like finding a beautiful rock in the sand!
Treasure this fall and the joy of finding moments of bliss every day!
Spark your Success Tip: Being Physically Active Improves Brain Health
Walking for 30 to 45 minutes three times a week for a year can increase the size of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, brain areas that are key in memory, in people ages 60 to 80 without Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Another study found that resistance training can enhance the mental skills and memory of women ages 70 to 80 who suffer from mild cognitive impairment. Exercising at least 3 to 4 times a week needs to be on your to do list!
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love