Dads are often said to be their son’s first hero and their daughter’s first love. A dad’s #1 goal in fatherhood is to raise their families for success. Here are 10 health and happiness tips we’ve learned from dad…
Learn From Your Mistakes
Everyone makes mistakes in their life, but what really matters is how we respond to our mistakes. Your dad is there to support you no matter what. Whether you slacked off on working out or fell into some unhealthy habits, you can learn from your mistakes and grow stronger from them.
Find Your Passions
You may have heard your dad say, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”. Nobody wants to spend their life working for a job that they dread going to everyday. It is important to find your passions and fuel your life with satisfaction and enjoyment in order to live your happiest life.
Don’t Let Your Fears Hold You Back
We all have fears and anxieties, but that shouldn’t hold you back. Progress comes from the courage to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Your dad will be your #1 fan throughout all of your setbacks and successes.
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy
The Golden Rule
Treat others the way you want to be treated. The golden rule is something we are all taught from a very young age, and although it is simple it’s extremely important in bringing you happiness. Father’s have the power to act as positive relationship role models in the way they treat their spouse and children.
Always Give It Your All
Many times dads are relied on as being the handy-man of the house. We can learn a lot from our dads resourcefulness and helping hand. Whether you are simply hanging a shelf or you are applying for a new job, you must always give it your all. Dad’s remind us that anything worth doing is worth 100% of your effort.
Surround Yourself With Good Company
The people in your life are also a reflection of yourself. Between family and friends, it is important to surround yourself with people who are good for you, people who push you to be better, people who lift you up, and most importantly… people who love you.
Stay True To Yourself
As much as it is important to learn from other’s, you must also stay true to yourself. Practice self-love by being open and accepting yourself and all of the traits that make you, YOU. We are all unique in our own ways and that is what makes us so special.
Laugh It Off
Life is too short to be serious all the time. According to Mayo Clinic, laughter has been found to act as a form of stress relief. Dad’s remind us that it’s okay to be goofy and have fun… even if that means having to laugh at all their famous “dad-jokes”.
Some of your fondest memories with your dad might include playing catch or going for walks in the neighborhood. Dad’s are sure to keep you busy and on your feet. Staying active will keep your mind and body healthy and your life exciting.
Most importantly, dads teach us unconditional love. Love has the power to make this world a better place for everyone. Anywhere you go in life, remember to leave your mark through love and happiness.