7 Simple Rules to become Happier and Healthier, According to Psychology

Health is more than physical fitness or the absence of disease. Real health is also mental, emotional, and even spiritual. It’s being a whole human being. But how do you get it? Maybe it’s best to start with some common-sense principles and see where it leads you. The results might surprise you. Let’s test all the principles to become happier and healthier.

Rule 7: Meditate every single day.

It can be hard finding 10 or 15 minutes a day to devote to meditation, but it’s going to make a huge difference in your well-being. According to the Mayo Clinic, it doesn’t take long to Zen out once you close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Plus, you’ll get rid of stress and anxiety in the process, which will make you happier, sleep better, and feel more youthful overall.

Rule 6: Do only what you want.

A Psychologist Shares 6 Simple Rules That Help Even Neurotics to Make Their Life Easier

This rule is the main one. Just do only those things that you really want to do. And it works with all situations, whether they are everyday (What shall I cook for breakfast?) or life-changing (Should we really get married? Do we need a child now? Can I move to another city? Should I change my job or not?). Just listen to your heart, and do what you want.

To bring up a self-sufficient child with a healthy psyche, this rule should be used starting from the baby’s birth. Such questions as “What do you want to do now?” “What do you want to eat?” “What do you want to wear today?” are the first steps.

Rule 5: Don’t do what you don’t want to do.

A Psychologist Shares 6 Simple Rules That Help Even Neurotics to Make Their Life Easier

One of the main Labkovsky phrases is: “Concessions and compromises are a direct path to a cardiologist or an oncologist.” The idea of “I don’t want to do it, but I have to” leads to the same consequences.

That’s why you shouldn’t do things you don’t want to do. And if you still do so, don’t be surprised that you’re unhappy, restless, and unsuccessful.

Rule 4: Don’t keep silent if you don’t like something.

A Psychologist Shares 6 Simple Rules That Help Even Neurotics to Make Their Life Easier

The typical behavior of a neurotic is to accumulate their outrage and then suffer and argue with an opponent in their heads. It’s less romantic, but it’s better for everyone to say, “No, I don’t like it. Don’t talk to me in this way.” The author of the method also states that you should say it only once. If there is no reaction, you’d better avoid such relationships.

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