The Essential Missing Ingredient to Living Longer & Happier

The Essential Missing Ingredient to Living Longer & Happier

How do you feel?

Most of the time?

Tired? Stressed? Worried?

It’s the modern way. There’s just too much to do today that should have been done yesterday and as for tomorrow…don’t ask!

Truth is, most of us would like to be less tired, stressed and worried.

But there’s a missing ingredient….

And exercise is probably part of the answer. And healthy eating. And the perfect lifestyle.

But that brings with it more stress, more worry.

Will it ever stop!

The trouble is, the world is screaming at you about all the things you need to do to live longer and happier that it’s having the opposite effect.

So I’m going to whisper an alternative suggestion here instead: Tell the world and all it’s problems to take a hike for a moment.

You’ve got stuff to be thankful for.

Because ridiculously the answer I’ve found is gratitude. And even as I wrote that I groaned, because you probably did when you read it.

Gratitude’s been touted as the magic pill, the cure-all, the ultimate answer to… everything.

And the latest fad, like hot yoga or coconut oil.

But gratitude is no fad. It’s been here since people existed.

Why because it works. it’s honestly life-changing in so may different areas.

Here’s three that will help you live longer and happier – without the stress and worry.

1 Longer and More refreshing Sleep

Have you ever investigated what your body is busy doing while you’re asleep?

It’s fascinating! And incredible. It’s also essential to you being happy, healthy, effective and safe.

While you’re slumbering deeply, riding a unicorn across a marshmallow ocean, your body is super busy preparing you for tomorrow and the coming weeks too. Blissfully slumbering, parts of you are restoring, boosting and repairing the ones you overworked getting through your busy, hectic day.

Your tissues grow and repair. Your energy levels are restored. Your immune system is boosted and 11 separate glands release hormones to regulate your vital internal processes like metabolism. insufficient or poor quality sleep negatively impacts all that essential work taking place.


It might sound unlikely but research studies have shown that people who keep a Gratitude Journal and practice gratitude experience better sleep.

Researchers noted increases of 8% in length of sleep and 25% overall sleep quality. Subjects also displayed less difficulty in staying awake

Being thankful can give you more than just a good night’s rest. It can contribute to you being alert, positive and energetic throughout the day. What a great recipe for succeeding in life!

Why not sleep on the idea?

2 Happier Memories

Put down your phone!

Smart phone, iphone, dumb phone, you don’t need it.

Your brain is the ultimate moment capturer. It takes thousands of mental snapshots every day.

But you’d only snap the good times out of choice, right?

You want a memory album overflowing with positive, happy events; of occasions when you felt so great you wished that time would never end. A mental store of the best days of your life to revisit time and again.

That’s where having the Gratitude habit works its incredible magic.

By regularly recognizing things you are thankful for as part of your daily …read more
Source: Steven Aitchison