5 things we need to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning

5 things to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning

5 things we need to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning

By Published On: February 3rd, 2023

I’m in the business of self-care.

I help professionals struggling to take control of their health to learn how to put themselves first so they can live happier, healthier lives.

Recently, I was featured in an article for Authority Magazine, where I shared five things I believe we need to live a life filled with happiness, joy, and meaning.

  1. I resonate with Blue Zones. The longest-living people in the world have never stepped foot in a gym. They move naturally throughout the day, a powerful reminder not to take exercise so seriously.
  2. Community building and nurturing meaningful relationships add much depth and value to life. From my research, I discovered that social isolation could increase your risk of premature death by 50% compared to those with better social connections. Take care of your family, friends, and yourself.
  3. Cultivating a positive mindset by surrounding yourself with people who lift you and help expand your knowledge. Knowing you will make mistakes is okay because we learn from them — it’s part of the human experience. We all fail forward.
  4. Curiosity/Belief in something greater than yourself. The universe has everything you need to help if you slow down and pay attention. Watch the sunsets, smell the flowers, and listen to the birds.
  5. Have fun! Life goes so fast.

Why live your life just doing good enough when you can be intentional about taking small steps to live your best life day in and day out?  

A group that was committed to changing their behaviours and filling their life with joy and fun are the 75 people who participated in ‘PLAY January.’

The positive response to the inaugural event was overwhelming. Here’s just some of the feedback:

“The accountability piece meant I made a point of scheduling movement into my day. As the month progressed, I felt good about my progress. Overall I felt better/happier.” 

“Getting into the habit of being active every day and having fun while doing it. Play = fun!” 

“Being part of January PLAY with Janet not only gave me daily inspiration to move but also helped me reframe my attitude from looking at exercise as a chore to cultivating an attitude of gratitude and joy around movement.”

I am more committed than ever to helping as many people as possible.

So, I’m excited that the rerelease of my book is happening THIS month (you can get an advanced copy here), and yesterday, my new website went live.  

Awareness of your actions is the cornerstone of how to make lasting change. Committing to something easy and that you enjoy is the best place to start.

There will be no play of the week next week. I’ll see you back in two weeks!

Play on!

Coach Jan

P.S. Whenever you are ready, here are 3 ways I can help you improve your health.

  1. Download the FREE Track Your Play Assessment sheet to keep a visual reminder of your favourite play habit (exercise) to track your activities easily! 
  2. Grab a copy of my book – a practical back-to-basics guide on embracing exercise as play – The Play Book: How To Get In The Habit Of Good Health. (soon to be released on Audio!)
  3. Book a 1:1 discovery call with me if you want to put yourself first with some accountability, guidance, and support rooted in the psychology of lasting behaviour change and positive habit formation; all you have to do is take the first step. You don’t have to go it alone! 

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About the Author: Janet Omstead

To re-ignite people’s passion for play (movement) to fight chronic disease while improving their quality of life as they age.

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