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You’re listening to the live happier, longer podcast, episode 51
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welcome to the live happier, longer podcast where your host Molly Watts and Angela McDade. We’re here to help you build the five habits of happier and to create your habit mindset starting now.
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Hey, Angela. Hey Molly, how are ya? Not too bad. Excellent. Angela, do you realize that we have recorded 50 podcast episodes? Five zero and this is 51. Yeah. And so in honor of that, we wanted to kind of take a pause, take a moment and revisit, go backwards and just grab one thing, one nugget, one quote, one sentence, one smile out of each of our 50 podcasts. We’re literally going to just take these, I mean, seriously, one sentence from each. We’re not going to reminisce. I know that makes you sad, but we’re not gonna. And that’s what we’re going to do today. It’s kind of in honor of, and a way we want to say thank you to all of our listeners and supporters and most definitely all of our fantastic guests that we’ve had along the way. So this is just a chance for us to share with you.
- if you want to live HAPPIER Longer be like Molly’s Dad. Build five daily habits of MOVE*LEARN*SHARE*LET GO into your daily routine.
- “Leave it!” When we get distracted by things that other people are doing that shouldn’t affect us, just mentally say, “leave it!” and keep on walking. Not everything deserves the depth of attention that we are giving it.
- Midlife is a wake up call, “where you really need to start making adjustments to yourself care, to what you’re eating, to how you’re thinking and to how you’re moving your body.”
- Through positive affirmations and conquering negative thoughts,you can live your very best life. And all it takes is tiny changes each day.
- You have to incorporate movement into your daily routine and get off your “buttskie”
- Cardiovascular Exercise and sleep are directly linked and scientifically proven to prevent the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Take a take an aesthetic walk, look at the sky, say hi to your neighbors. This isn’t a bootcamp. Life is hard enough.
- How beautiful it is for you to be selfish about yourself so that when you take care of yourself, you are able to give more beautifully from your heart when you have that connection with yourself.
- Our boxes have a gigantic sunshine on it because we said we want to be a surprise ray of sunshine in a, in an unexpected but most positive way possible. And so when that mail comes in you see a gigantic stack of rays of sunshine.
- I have a regular habit of just paying attention to good things wherever I can see them. In order to perceive the world with any kind of reality, you actually have to go and look more closely at good things and try to realign the balance.
- Blue zones are geographic places where there is a high density of people who live to 100 years of age and experience the longest disability free life expectancy.
- You should love the age you are in. Not Be defined by the age.
- People with type one diabetes do not produce insulin. People with type two diabetes produce insulin, but their bodies don’t process it correctly.
- “the truth, you and only you are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”
- I wanted to impart on other women that if you’re invisible is because you’re allowing yourself to be invisible and that there were things that you can do little things to make you feel better about yourself.
- Our thoughts are optional. They aren’t true and they are false. They’re like, if you’re standing in a intersection right in a city and there’s four different corners, your current thoughts are just one perspective of what’s happening.
- You can actually influence your body’s function by practicing gratitude as it activates the hypothalmus and the other way is by practicing gratitude activates dopamine in your brain, which gives you the natural high.
- Aging outside the lines is kind of dreaming what your later life wants to be and how do we set up a design around that and then trying to figure out the habits and the routines we need to put into place to make that life that you dream about.
- If you’re going to do anything for your health at all to try to reduce inflammation in your diet, eating real whole foods, eliminating packaged, processed foods, those white sugary foods.
- The Ketogenic diet was the gold standard for reversing. Listen to those words, reversing epilepsy, especially in kids.It can help stave off and reverse cancer after someone had cancer.
- Intermittent fasting will boost your immune system, it’s neuroprotective, it is excellent for cardiovascular health and it is beneficial for a healthy lifespan.
- You should eat a lot of different plants, leafy Greens, cauliflower, things like that because mother nature provides it with all these different colors and antioxidants and that’s what really is going to promote your health and make you strong from the inside out.
- The first step towards change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination. Become very conscious of every choice you make today as you so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward.
- The third word is consistency. Consistency. If you’re consistent in the things that you do in your work habits, in your life, if your eating habits, your exercise habits, all your habits that you have, if you’re consistent about it, you can’t go wrong.
- Atomic habits are small little actions that become part of a larger system and it’s that system that you create and that you follow that really dictates what you will achieve.
- You know they’re not writing my obituary yet. I’m still living. I got a lot to do between now and whenever that is. Yeah. And I just love that. It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.
- I think that if you’re out there trying and taking risks and trying to keep your sense of humor as things fall apart and change gratitude is the best thing you’ve got going for you.
- You can start from nothing and just build on it. So like you’re saying, you might not be as good as those other guys, but you can start and every time you do it you are going to get better at it.
- I’m happy and happy is the best makeup. And if you’re feeling content, it shines through like nothing else in the world.
- Running has been my go to thing in terms of busting stress, getting better sleep, getting through divorce, the death of my parents, the loss of a job, whatever. All those things running has gotten me through because you work it out.
- Being chronically lonely as defined as wanting more social interaction than you currently have as the same health hazard as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. And those that are chronically lonely, all things held constant die at a rate that’s 25% greater.
- All of the endocrine system is downstream from the adrenal. So whatever’s happening in that person’s daily, I’m going to call it toxic stress is going to trickle down to literally every single other area in the body. And so it’s really important that we bring that into balance.
- So the act of smiling at somebody else is totally free. It Takes the same amount of time as frowning or having a neutral expression and just the act of smiling at somebody, makes you feel good and makes them feel good and sort of spreads that good feeling around.
- I’ve gone out on different assignments or done different things around Maine and I’ve always really enjoyed working with the people who are older and who had really great life stories to tell.
- So we tried to turn that around and we say there’s no gain with pain promotion of physical activity everyday people. If you’re getting into painful situations and you’re out of breath and catching your breath and having to stop, then that’s too much and slow down and be nicer to yourself. Enjoy the movement that you’re doing.
- All of the work that has been done around neuroplasticity and the opportunity that is there. So I think the next thing to do is change those expectations and the stigma around aging and thinking that I’m looking more at the possibilities instead of inevitabilities and that the only way to go is down.
- I think a lot of people think once they reached a certain age that they’re done, they have achieved and done enough new things and there’s also science behind experiencing new things and how that opens up your brain and that actually helps in all areas of your life.
- I would say one of the lifestyle changes was starting each day with an attitude of gratitude. Every day I write down, I think of five things for which I’m grateful, usually more than that, from the profound to the prosaic. And it can be as simple as the fact that I can walk.
- Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice, to be honest, the choice to let our true selves be seen.
- I decided I don’t want to one day turn a hundred and have all these regrets that I didn’t try because of fear.
- this habit mindset can be applied to so much of your life because ultimately people that consistently do things, they have habits and those quality habits… They are the ones that have the quality lives that you want to be living.
- “The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits, attitudes and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want it, how much are you willing to work and plant, cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now. And that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong.”
- We want to have habits. but we want to make sure that the habits that we have are serving us for the purpose that is most important to us and that they’re beneficial.
- I overcome habits that don’t serve me, build habits that inspire me. And I am my own success story.
- So first up is daily habit number one move. And we say all the time that it’s daily habit number one for a reason, but it’s probably not really just a reason. It’s, it’s many reasons.
- exercise is as big a part in my life as eating lunch or brushing my teeth.
- Building these habits of learning is so important for preventing and helping offset the physical manifestations of dementia and Alzheimer’s. You can increase your neuroplasticity and keep your brain healthy.
- It’s being generous with yourself. it’s about sharing your life with others really. And it’s about being engaged, staying connected and truly working on how you relate to your friends, family, and community.
- if you are grateful for what you have, you will always have more than you need. And if you are always wanting for more, you will never have enough.
- It’s a bit like the old saying, a problem shared is a problem halved. physically putting it out there whether that it’s to somebody or putting it on the page. you’re getting out, you’re not holding on to it and swirling it around and in your head yet. And so you just getting it out, it just lifts the burden slightly.
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Once again, we just wanna thank you for being with us along the way for supporting us, for setting us year comments, sharing your reviews. It’s been a great 50 episodes. We’re looking forward to 50 more and two final words of thanks. Thank you. To my brilliant Scottish cohost, Ms. Angela McDade, with whom out this podcast would not be nearly as fun nor as possible. Or bilingual. Yeah, and thank you also to our wonderful editor, Erin Bryant, who is always quick to say yes and helps us look extra shiny every single week. At least we think so. So we will be back next week with a another episode, a full episode with great information to share.
So have a great week and we will see you soon. Thanks for listening to the live happier, longer podcast. Now it’s time to move, share good and let go. Five daily habits to make the rest of your life the best of your life. See you next week.
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