Let’s Talk about New Year’s Solutions #BCSLearns

Happy New Year! There’s no doubt that in today’s fast-paced society the stress in our lives can mount.  In thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, an article from Fast Company entitled 6 Simple Habits to Keep You Consistently Happy Every Day by Joel Gascoigne may promote your thinking about potential resolutions to make for 2017.  The article details this author’s perspective on how to keep our lives happy.  Try some of these in 2017…

  1. Wake up early – “to do some great work and be super focused”
  2. Exercise daily – to “feel fantastic and can more easily take on other challenges”
  3. Have a habit of disengagement – “this prompts reflection and relaxation”
  4. Regularly help others – “helping others can significantly increase our happiness”
  5. Learn new skills – the power of novelty and our brains
  6. Have multiple ways to “win” each day – set daily goals (including physical) and achieve them

The short 1-minute video below shares “five scientifically proven ways to get and stay happy,” and these align, to some degree, to the above list.  This video gives the importance of the following acts in getting and staying happy:

  1. Meditate
  2. Go outside
  3. Get involved in cultural activities
  4. Spend money on others
  5. Volunteer

As we head in to a New Year, 2017, may your days be filled with acts such as those listed above where you find time for joyous activity, reflection, helping others, new learning, getting outside, and “winning”. Resolutions worth considering indeed!

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