How to Enjoy Life More: My Simple Secret to a Happy & Healthy Life by Charlene Torkelson

Mindfulness
4 months ago
How to Enjoy Life More: My Simple Secret to a Happy & Healthy Life

This month I turned 67 years old! I’m not afraid to tell everyone how old I am. Why? Because no one believes me. Everyone thinks I’m 20 years younger. My secret? Find what you enjoy and do it. 

I teach ballroom dancing in my home studio. I have been a dance teacher for 40 years. Not only am I able to get exercise, but I’m listening to music all day long. My students come to me – no traffic for me! Every day I’m able to talk and laugh with fun and exciting people. When people say they can’t wait to retire, I can’t even imagine that concept because I’m doing what I most enjoy. 

The other day my health insurer gave me the standard questions about my health. I was almost embarrassed to admit I have no health issues, no medications, no hospitalizations, etc. I think my good health is due not only to good genes, but to a happy lifestyle. I do something I love, and it shows. Ask yourself:

  • What do you love
  • What do you happily immerse yourself in completely? 

That is what you should do. Your career choice. If you find your happy place, you’ll also find your healthy place.

What do you love to do?

Ballroom Dancing: Here Are 6 Joys & Benefits of Dancing!

Fun Fitness Ideas: Ballroom Dancing Is Great for Your Health & Relationships, Too!

Rewire Your Brain for Happiness: How to ​Change Your Brain’s Default Settings

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
How wonderful, Charlene Torkelson ! I totally agree. When you do what you love, it doesn't feel like work. It's a joy. You look amazing. I am so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your secrets to a happy and healthy life!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Want Lifelong Mental & Physical Health? The Simple Way to Get Both May Surprise You!

Five-Element Meditation Practice: How to Use the Elements for Healing

Life Is an Echo: How to Get the Most Out of Life, Even on the Hard Days

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!