快乐生活:让你更快乐的10个小习惯

http://www.youth.cn  2014-04-07 15:07:54  中国青年网

  1. Stop Shopping

停止购物

  Put down the plastic and step away from the cash register! According to the Science of Happiness infographic, consumerism is the biggest obstacle to happiness around the world.

  放下购物袋,远离收银台!根据幸福指数统计,消费是影响全球幸福感的最大障碍。

  Retail therapy is only a temporary fix to make you happy. You may experience the joy of instant gratification when purchasing something you want, but, as the saying goes, “you can’t buy happiness.” Often times, shopping will lead to buyer’s guilt or jealousy because you can’t afford a certain product.

  购物疗法只能暂时让你感到开心。当买到渴望的东西时,你可能会获得满足感带来的瞬间快乐,但常言道,“金钱买不来幸福”,很多时候因为买不起某个产品,购物会让消费者心生愧疚或妒忌。

  2. Work Out Often

  经常锻炼

  Make a mix playlist of your favorite songs and hit the gym. Burning off calories and strengthening your muscles only touches the surface of the benefits of working out. Underneath all of your physical components lie some awesome chemicals called endorphins. When you break a sweat, these endorphins are released, and they bring about a feel-good reaction that promotes happiness. That’s why healthy people are generally 20% happier than the average person.

  播放器里选一些喜欢的歌曲,然后带上去健身吧。燃烧卡路里和锻炼肌肉仅仅是运动的表面益处,更好的益处藏在你体内那个叫“内啡肽”的神奇化学物质——运动流汗时,人体会释放内啡肽,进而产生刺激幸福感的良好反应。所以健康人的幸福指数要比普通人高20%。

  Ultimately, staying active can naturally cause you to feel more excitement and enthusiasm for daily activities. Adding music and friends to share in the workout experience can also lighten your stress load and help you unwind.

  最后,经常锻炼还会让你在日常活动中保持兴奋与热情。运动时听听音乐或叫上朋友还能使你减压放松。

  3. Eat Bananas

  吃点香蕉

  It’s no doubt that this fruit is “top banana” when it comes to triggering happiness. Not only is this super food cost-effective and abundant year-round, it is also simple and portable for when you need it the most. What gives bananas their star-power is the amount oftryptophanand tyrosine they contain, which change into the hormone serotonin. Eating one banana can calm your body and mind while giving you the right amount of energy and brain power to face the day.

  论及刺激幸福感的水果,那可就非香蕉莫属了。香蕉不仅价格便宜、全年供应,而且需要时也最方便携带食用。香蕉之所以具有如此丰富的能量,主要在于其中的色氨酸和酪氨酸,这两种物质能转化为荷尔蒙血清素。吃香蕉不仅能适当补充一天所需精力和大脑能量,还能使身心得到镇静放松。

  4. Attend Church

  去教堂

  Denomination aside, attending church regularly can actually boost your mood. This simple hour can grant you time for reflection, causing you to put your worries and stresses on hold. Church can also be a place to release your stress and emotions. Additionally, church is a good place for socializing and talking with people of like minds. It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from: a place of worship can put all in attendance on an equal playing field, joining together for a common purpose. This can put you in a better, more optimistic mood and put your issues into perspective.

  不论宗教派别是什么,定期去教堂都能改善人的情绪。在这段清净时间里,你可以反思并处理好内心焦虑和压力。教堂不仅是释放压力和情绪的地方,还是结识志趣相投朋友的好地方。不论你来自怎样的生活阶层,教堂总可以平等对待众生,所有人也都因为同样目的而相聚。这能让你的心情变好变乐观,让你换个角度看问题。

  5. Volunteer

  做志愿者

  It goes without saying that lending a helping hand is a reward in itself. Using your skills and expertise to assist the less fortunate can boost your happiness. After all, you’ve accomplished something for the greater good. Start small and maybe prepare a meal for your elderly neighbors or volunteer to cook and serve dinner at a local soup kitchen. Bringing some life and light back into someone’s life and seeing their happiness andgratitudeis contagious.

毋庸置疑,伸出援手本身就是一种奖赏。用自己的知识技能去帮助较为不幸的人会增加你的幸福感,因为你做了一件大好事。从小事做起:或许你可以给上了年纪的邻居做一顿饭,或者主动为本地救济处做菜。为别人的生活带去生机活力,看到他们开心和感激之情时,你也会深受感染。

编辑:廖书曼 来源:沪江英语网

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