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What Would You Do To Be Happy?

What Would You Do To Be Happy? | Unplug | Scoop.it

"Happiness may be elusive but we can learn to be happier and now there are online courses to give us some help."

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Happiness is different from person to person but one thing is clear, the vast majority of us want to be happy.


Studies show that exercise, diet, sleep, mindfulness and giving more are all things we can do that will lead to being happier more of the time. And don't forget frequent unplugging from technology. Let's Get Going...


UC Berkeley is now offering a free online course titled The Science of Happiness. Check it out.

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Spa Travel Trends for 2014

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Health and Fitness Travel has created their exclusive Fusion Fitness programmes with spa hotels for clients needing this tailored approach.
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I hate to say it, but the New Year is just around the corner.  And as you consider those resolutions, including how you will allow more time in your life for YOU, consider some of the hottest new spa travel trends for 2014:

 

  • Personalized Wellness Spas are now using a more customized approach
  • Medi-Spas are offering treatment for a variety of conditions by specialized doctors
  • Mental Restoration Spas are teaching about ways to lower stress and renew the mind and body
  • Detox & Weight-Loss Spas are educating about healthier eating patterns that restore and replenish the body
  • Fitness Spas are integrating hot, new fitness crazes into their programs
  • Knowledge Spas offer wisdom on wellness that is shared in a way that can be incorporated into daily life
  • Nature Spas offer programs to reconnect with Nature and the great outdoors
  • Wellness Spas are now incorporating different cultures into their programs
  • Family Spas, where parents are encouraged to bring their children, are becoming increasingly popular
  • Meditation Spas are now using a mindfulness approach towards mental balance and happiness
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Retreats Attending to Psychological & Emotional Issues

Retreats Attending to Psychological & Emotional Issues | Unplug | Scoop.it
Holistic approach shifts focus to concentrate on the well-being of the mind and soul, writes Ondine Cohane
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Spa Retreats are listening to you and putting more resources into Attending to Psychological and Emotional Issues that you bring with you when you visit.


Now I may be naive as I always thought spending lots of money at a spa was all about helping to deal with stress and emotional unbalance. Apparently it's the level of involvement that is being ramped up to meet need of their clients.


The spas are offering a wide range of new services including:


  • Psychotherapy workshops
  • Stress management
  • Brain fitness
  • Longevity
  • Neurofeedback lectures


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6 Ways To De-Stress Through Exercise

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When you move, consistently, vigorously, a little or a lot, you help your body do what it was designed to do. Pick any activity -- yoga, running, dancing, even just walking, and do it often.
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Schedule Yourself In for an Appointment

Schedule Yourself In for an Appointment | Unplug | Scoop.it
There are steps you can take that will bring back that work life balance you’re looking for. It will take some planning and discipline, but you really can do it all.
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In today’s busy world, it feels as if spending more and more time married to our work is something we don't necessarily choose -- but instead something that is demanded of us.

 

Most of us have family and friends, but we we don't spend the quality time with them that we'd like. Yet with some planning and discipline, there are steps you can take to bring back some of the balance you crave. 

 

So schedule yourself in for an appointment and consider these suggestions from Project Eve.

 

(1) Put exercise on your list

(2) Limit the time you spend working at home

(3) Allow time for your hobbies

(4) Unplug yourself

(5) Schedule a social outlet

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What Can You Do About Anxiety?

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Great discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along with other great discussions and reader questions you may have missed.
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How is anxiety different from stress and what can you do about it?

 

Anxiety is when you feel fearful and apprehensive, putting your mind and body on high alert.  "Biologically, it's meant to put us in a heightened sense of awareness so we're prepared for potential threats."

 

Anxiety can look like stress and even arise as a result of stress.  Stress makes you feel sad, angry or worried while anxiety is more realted to a feeling of fear or dread.  External influences often cause stress while anxiety is an internal response, making it difficult to manage.

 

So what can you do about anxiety?  Relaxation techniques seem to be key.  Meditation; listening to relaxing music; and exercising can all help to take your mind off anxiety.  Whichever you choose, "the entire point is to calm the mind and dismiss the errant thoughts that lead to anxiety."

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Here Comes The Sun With Happiness

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Are sunny skies overhead the key to a sunny disposition? New research from the United Arab Emirates shows a strong link between positive moods and time spent outdoors in sunlight.
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Unless you're a vampire you probably already know you feel better on a sunny day. Oh sure sometimes it's the rain that makes you smile, but for most of us it's the sun.


Here's a new study that shows that the sun is even stronger than many of us thought when it comes to our mood and depression.


As if we needed an excuse to get outside for a daily walk on our favorite hiking trail. So unplug your technology and head outside everyday for some fresh air and sunshine, you'll think clearer, get along with people better and your reflexes will be faster when you do play a video game.

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