The mind has tremendous power on our physical well-being. We can certainly support good health by eating a natural foods diet with limited amount of processed or refined foods, and get regular physical movement, but how we perceive ourselves and the world around us makes a difference.
In several interviews with centenarians, most exhibit one striking similarity: they are all happy, bright, and exuberant. It is their positive outlook on life that contributes to their longevity and well-being. What contributes to an overall sense of well-being? Play and laughter. Play is any activity you engage for the reward of simply doing it. It’s important to do something you enjoy not just on weekends but everyday. Remember a nugget from Kirk’s self care talks – do something you’ve wanted to do or used to enjoy without any attachment to end results. And of course, no one needs to tell us the importance of a good belly laugh. Rent a comedy, read a funny book, tell funny stories of your past to your kids, just remember to laugh.