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Three Simple Ways to be Happier by this Summer

By Cliff Kuhn, M.D., The Laugh Doctor
"It all starts with a SMILE"

Three instant ways to become healthier and happier this summer:

1. Choose a method of physical renewal. Unless you’re already exercising regularly, I suggest walking for 30 minutes three or four times per week. You can always increase the intensity and duration of your physical renewal if you need. Of course, consult your physician if you have any special needs or concerns.

2. Choose a method of mental renewal. I suggest reading an exciting, motivating, and/or inspiring book for 20 or 30 minutes before bed each night. Or you might want to study a new subject or learn a new skill. I recommend starting with one of my favorite books, Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

3. Choose a method of spiritual renewal. I recommend that you acquire a tape or CD of a favorite comedian to listen to in your car. Choose someone classy, clean, and clever - who really makes you smile - like Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, or Bob Newhart.

All you need to do after choosing how you will sharpen your axe in these three areas it. You won’t have a problem with that if you take care to make your methods fun, as I have suggested. Taking action will make you feel so darn good, you’ll give yourself a gentle kick for neglecting yourself so many years.

And make sure you don’t set your goals and expectations too high. You’ll notice that my recommendations don’t involve great lifestyle changes or massive amounts of time.

That’s because, when you are keeping sharp, you don’t need to make up for all the times you haven’t been doing it. You only need to do a little bit for today.

I know you’re going to have much more energy for your plans and goals now. You won’t be diverting 50% or more of it toward cleaning up the wreckage of non-maintenance anymore. And more energy also means more fun and happiness – which is your greatest key for happiness.


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