What’s the Big Deal About Joy Anyway?
Research is starting to link happiness to our health. When we are more joyful,
- our stress level goes down (and who couldn’t use more of that these days?)
- we tend to sleep better, eat better, and take better care of ourselves
- we spend more time looking at the brighter side of life, rather than basking in negativity
- our focus shifts from what’s wrong in the world to what’s right, lifting not only our mood in the moment but our general outlook
Living in a spirit of joy is a choice. We choose what matters to us – resentment and resignation or curiosity and joy. Adopting a joy mindset makes us predisposed to joy and able to attract more of it to us. We can celebrate, appreciate and embrace life in all of its fullness.
Not only does our own experience shift for the better, those around us benefit as well. Simply put, joy is contagious and spreads its light outward into the world, touching those we love and those with whom we interact. When we live with joy, the world is a lighter, brighter place.
Finally, joy as a lifestyle is just plain more fun! Given all this goodness, who wouldn’t choose joy?
So, why the imperative for Joy now?
We’re surrounded by negativity that wears on our psyche and pulls us down, almost “training” us to develop a bias toward the negative. This heaviness actually makes us more susceptible to unhealthy stress which can lead to physical ailments. Additionally for many of us, life has become somewhat mechanical and disconnected as we try desperately to “handle” every aspect.
Our tendency is to micromanage the fun right out of our lives. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it?
Life is short. Why waste it on being unhappy? Why not take full advantage of the opportunity given to each of us to access Joy Within Reach?
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