The Art of Living

Ikigai
  • Stay Active; Don’t retire: – Those who give up the things they love doing and do well lose their purpose in life. That’s why it’s so important to keep doing things of value, making progress, bringing beauty or utility to others, helping out, and shaping the world around you, even after your “official” professional activity had ended. {A. A = I agree with the statement. But somehow people are finding useless things that he/she won’t be done.}
  • Take it slow: – Being in a hurry is inversely proportional to quality of life. As the old saying goes, “Walk slowly and you’ll go far.” When we leave urgency behind, life and time take on new meaning.
  • Don’t fill your stomach: – Less is more when it comes to eating for long life, too. According the 80 percent rule, in order to stay healthier longer, we should eat a little less than our hunger demands instead of stuffing ourselves.
  • Surround yourself with good friends: – Friends are the best medicine, there for confiding worries over a good chat, sharing stories that brighten your day, getting advice, having fun, dreaming…in other words, living.
  • Get in shape for your next birthday: – Water moves; it is at its best when it flows fresh and doesn’t stagnate. The body you move through life in needs a bit of daily maintenance to keep it running for a long time. Plus, exercise releases hormones that make us feel happy.
  • Smile: – A cheerful attitude is not only relaxing –it also helps make friends. It’s good to recognize the thing that aren’t so great, but we should never forget what a privilege it is to be in the here and now in a world so full of possibilities.
  • Reconnect with nature: – Though most people live in cities these days, human being are made to be part of the natural world. We should return to it often to recharge our batteries.
  • Give thanks: – To your ancestors, to nature, which provides you with the air you breathe and the food you eat, to your friends and family, to everything that brightens your days and make you feel lucky to be alive. Spend a moment every day giving thanks, and you’ll watch your stockpile of happiness grow.
  • Live in the moment: – Stop regretting the past and fearing the future. Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Make it worth remembering.

. Follow your ikigai: – There is a passion inside you, a unique talent that gives meaning to your days and drives you to share the best of yourself until the very end. If you don’t know what ikigai is yet, as Viktor Frankl says, your mission is to discover it. {A. A = what is ikigai?. Ikigai is coming from the Japanese concept – that Translates “the happiness of always being busy”. Okinawa+Hawaii=ikigai}

This Article is taken from IKIGAI

Written by Arshad. A

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