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I have a hard time with number 9 (move everyday). I am recovering from limited mobility. I can clean my house and that's becoming more and more each day. I hope that counts. I hear so much about how exercise can release feel good hormones, thus being beneficial for mental health.
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I have a hard time with number 9 (move everyday). I am recovering from limited mobility. I can clean my house and that's becoming more and more each day. I hope that counts. I hear so much about how exercise can release feel good hormones, thus being beneficial for mental health.
Yes, movement is really important for releasing dopamine which gives us a feeling of joy and well-being. Sorry that you are having some limitations but any movement counts. If you are doing chores, that's wonderful! If some day you are not able to, could you sit in a chair and do motions with your arms and legs? Just keep thinking of safe ways you can move at all.

One great study I read said that even a 15 minute walk outside (natural light, near trees or water) can help to re-balance our neurotransmitters...thereby helping with anxiety and depression. That may not be something you can do but perhaps in the future? Or maybe you can get help to go outside and do arm or leg movements in a chair out in the sun or in a park or something.

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need to work on number 2 for sure
That's the one I really need to work on myself. Having a tribe feels very rewarding, or at least it did when I had one many decades ago. On the other hand there can be conflicts on that since people are not perfect.

That's one reason why I want to move from the place I live at now. I would hope to find something of a tribe when I move somewhere else. There's no chance at making any friends at the complex I live at now.
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That's the one I really need to work on myself. Having a tribe feels very rewarding, or at least it did when I had one many decades ago. On the other hand there can be conflicts on that since people are not perfect.

That's one reason why I want to move from the place I live at now. I would hope to find something of a tribe when I move somewhere else. There's no chance at making any friends at the complex I live at now.
Best wishes to you Will19 for finding your own tribe!
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I can attest to social media "diets" (#7 on the list) making for a happier life. I take breaks from social media and PC. I think part of the happiness of this is knowing when it feels right to come back, coming back with new ideas and safer ways of being, and then taking breaks again when it feels like it's time.
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I can attest to social media "diets" (#7 on the list) making for a happier life. I take breaks from social media and PC. I think part of the happiness of this is knowing when it feels right to come back, coming back with new ideas and safer ways of being, and then taking breaks again when it feels like it's time.
Agreed! And it's also better for your eyes and brain not to be in front of a screen too much.
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I can attest to social media "diets" (#7 on the list) making for a happier life. I take breaks from social media and PC. I think part of the happiness of this is knowing when it feels right to come back, coming back with new ideas and safer ways of being, and then taking breaks again when it feels like it's time.
I also agree. I've felt a lot better since cutting back on social media. Way less upset.
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