As years go by, we become more conscious of our age as being a puzzle, a life of uncertainties.
And yet, medical science says that how we think is responsible for sickness and health. Our response to various stresses – and not the stresses themselves – can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other ailments.
Executive Fitness Newsletter shares with us the century-old advice on health and happiness by Robert Louis Stevenson that is still valid today.
- Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
- Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with the gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter outweigh the tears.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others.
- You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.
- Don’t let your neighbors set your standards. Be yourself.
- Do the things that you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.
- Don’t borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than the actual ones.
- Since hate poisons the soul, don’t cherish enmities, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
- Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.
- Don’t hold post-mortems. Don’t spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
- Don’t be one who never gets over things.
- Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy. – Coffee Break, Brescia College.
Stay healthy in 2012 and the coming years--Happy Holidays!