Being Happy Means Being Prepared!

By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH

Being happy takes preparationEveryone wants to know how to go about being happy. Especially when going through times when you experience one terrible incident after another. In instances like these, everything seems to fall apart no matter how hard you try to handle the situation. In such precarious conditions, your attitude is paramount. The right outlook has a positive impact on your ability to cope with such taxing circumstances.

Remember the fact that you’re not alone. Everyone experiences some sort of setback at some point in time. The only thing that can make you stand out of the crowd is how well you respond to challenging circumstances. So are you equipped with the right tools and tactics to handle every interesting yet tricky obstacle life has in store for you? Read on to get prepared for a happy life:

Being Happy in Life – An Amazing yet Bumpy Road

Life, one of the biggest gifts from God, is an eventful yet challenging journey. Full of mazes, obstacles, bumps, twists, and turns, the road of life is a combination of the best and the worst scenarios. While it can bring you the biggest pleasures, it keeps you acquainted with miseries and troubles. Failure and success are simply inevitable in life. The realization that life is not a bed of roses keeps you calm and composed in every crisis. Your existence depends on how well you conquer difficulties and get the most out of every situation. There are always situations we that are in our control and there are those situations that are completely out of our control. Some say you have to roll with the punches while others say make the most of what comes your way in life.

Preparing for the Worst can Help You in Being Happy

You don’t need to be a pessimist to be prepared for bad situations, and you don’t have to anticipate bad things in your life. But not a single human is immune from troubles. Your inability to foresee dire situations can affect your viewpoint of life. If you prepare in advance, you’ll be better able to handle every adverse event. This approach will provide you with a solid anchor to keep yourself protected when the storm hits. Preparing for the worse may be in knowing that crises can happen or it also may be about physically preparing for it by having a savings account, an emergency plan or even purchasing survival equipment. This won’t take away all of the stress from any given crisis but it will increase your likelihood of dealing with it better.

Prepare Strategies to Deal With What Life Throws at You

It is quite natural to feel deflated when something bad happens that you haven’t prepared for. It may be extremely difficult to deal with problems when you least expect them. However, every problem has a solution. You simply need a little patience, confidence, and preparation to straighten out your issues.

Bear in mind that you are a true survivor who can get through every situation. There may not be an immediate cure to your problem, but a few small, well-planned steps can help you come out as a winner. It’s also important to plan for your emotional state, as well. Throughout life people we love will get sick and some will die. Taking the time to enjoy your loved ones and to make lasting memories with them will help you to remember them fondly and ease some of the pain you may have.

Stress and How Your Body Handles It

Understanding how stress impacts you is part of being happyPart of being happy is understanding how stress affects your body. Stress can come from emotional or physical tolls that are put on your body. The NeuroEndoMetabolic Stress ResponseSM system is focused on how the body reacts to stress and how it affects certain organs and body systems. A signal that your body is under stress is sent to the brain and is then converted into a chemical message that is relayed to the area of the body that the stress is affecting in order for your body to come up with a solution for alleviating the stressor. When your body is continuously under heavy stress it takes a toll on your body both physically and mentally. It can also weaken your adrenal gland and bring on symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue. If you try to lead a balanced life with little stress and are prepared for stressors that can come along you are more likely to be healthier overall. If you suffer from AFS, eliminating some of the stress from your life will alleviate some of the symptoms of this condition.

Being happy takes preparation

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