Taking Care of Self and being HAPPY…

Happiness is in your hands...

Early this morning I took my daily conscious deep breaths and was thankful for another wonderful day in which to enjoy… before springing out of bed, putting on my shorts and top and went for my daily 1/2 hour walk (too hot for my normal gentle jogging).  On my return, after a delicious breakfast and 2 cups of ‘english tea’, I opened up my book of ‘laughter quotes’ for a morning giggle… I started collecting the quotes earlier this year when I realised that I was getting too serious…   and needed to laugh more on a daily basis…

During today I’ll make sure that I drink lots of fresh water and lemon and one glass with a bit of apple cider vinegar (as my body makeup tends to be too acidic and this balances it… I found this out during an iridology consultation).. Todays food will consist, as most days… with some fresh veg, salad, fruit, pure dark chocolate and homemade whatever takes our fancy… I don’t use sugar or white flour, bread and rice… but honey and fibrous grains…

For the rest, I will make sure I enjoy being creative in my work and play times, feeling relaxed and being conscious of things going on around me…

IAM conscious of giving my body consciousness (mind, body and spirit) the very best care, loving myself and making sure my ‘happy hormones’ produce, optimally flow through my being and IAM happy… Happy enough to withstand whatever pressure and stress I may come across…

IAM also very aware that lots of people are depressed and in pain with how the world is now and maybe this article can help to remind us that most things are within our control (when we are conscious of it)… and choosing to be happy and take care of ourself is our no 1 priority…  some things in life seems to be a vicious circle… but we can choose to change our situation in every moment… but do we really want to?

The following chemicals are responsible for keeping us calm, relaxed, in a good mood and happy… They are produced within our endocrine & nervous system… When we don’t take care of our self with good eating habits, excerise, laughter, smiling, being sensual, sexual, creative and allow ourselves to be put under pressure and stress by others and outside situations… the production and flow of these chemicals slow down and cause depression… and disease in our body…

Serotonin… improves our mood and helps us to sleep
Dopamine/noradrenaline neurotransmitters… helps us to feel energized, focused, motivated and in control
Gamma-amino butyric acid neurotransmitter… helps us to calm down during periods of stress
Adrenaline… stimulates and helps us to respond to stress
Endorphins… gives us a blissful feeling, a euphoria feeling
Acetylcholine… helps our memory, cognition, alertness, and concentration.
Melatonin… helps us to sleep soundly and dream.

The following are my ‘laughing quotes’ I read today… I hope they make you smile and giggle a little too….

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. 

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.
Mother Teresa

Someone that you don’t even know exists may love you.

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” 
Dolly Parton

You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R’s only one begins with an R.

Dennis Miller

Children really brighten up a household. They never turn the lights off.

Ralph Bus

I’m astounded by people who want to ‘know’ the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown. 

Woody Allen

The trouble with children is that they’re not returnable.

Quentin Crisp

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

Quentin Crisp

This woman did not fly to extremes; she lived there.

Quentin Crisp

Why do people say “no offence” when they’re about to offend someone?

Author Unknown

Why is it when we talk to God we’re praying, but when God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic?

Lily Tomlin

You have to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra

You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.

George Burns

I found this blog post that tells a little more about our happy hormones… and the video from Pinkie Pie is just adorable .. I hope you enjoy too… 

and this one gives some good nutritional advice for depression… http://www.heavenministries.com/health/beatdepressionnaturally.htm