Wednesday, October 22, 2008

5 Ways to Stay Sane

Economic meltdown, Wall Street greed, corruption, scandal, wars, unemployment, stress - there are plenty of news stories and frightening images to make one despair or, worse, go insane. Thankfully, there are a few easy steps to take ride through the storms around us.

According to Foresight, a UK Government think tank, there are effective habits and behaviours that people can adopt to remain physically and mentally fit.

Steps to happiness

Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich your life and bring you support;

Be active
Sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a daily stroll will make you feel
good and maintain mobility and fitness;

Be curious
Noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual and reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you;

Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence

Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding

[Source: TimesOnline]

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