3 Habits To Help You Thrive No Matter The Situation

African American woman on beachWhether it feels like you’ve been dealt a bad hand in life or you’re just having a rough day, the following habits will help you thrive, no matter the situation.

Exercise daily.

“We all know people who seem younger than their actual age,” study author and professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University, Larry Tucker, said of how physical activity can make people look more youthful – from the inside, out.

A 2016 study linked exercise to a lower risk of common diseases like breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. When studying the link between exercise (activities like gardening, chores, cycling, and walking) researchers found that individuals who got the most movement were less likely to develop these conditions.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends beginning with 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.

Because what’s real wealth (and happiness) without good health?

Show some gratitude.

The word gratitude, derived from the Latin word “gratia,” means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. So, it makes total sense, that having a little gratitude could help you thrive no matter the situation.

In fact, according to researcher Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, gratitude isn’t just strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Regardless of built-in or current levels of someone’s gratitude, it’s a quality that people can successfully develop further – resulting in overall better performance.

Here are some simple ways to practice gratitude: