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40 Special Hotel Rooms You’ll Want To Live In So Badly

40 Special Hotel Rooms You’ll Want To Live In So Badly

We love to travel just to explore and to learn about new and unfamiliar territories. To travel is to truly live.

Sometimes, you get excited about the room where you stay. It may have a beautiful view, exquisite service, amazing interior design, or provide a luxurious experience. The rooms sometimes leave such great impression that you think “Oh my God, I would really live here!”

We get used to fine things so easily and get hooked on them big time. Hotels know and exploit this. They exploit our love for nice things and special service, so they create rooms we will remember

Here are 40 of the rooms that produce that jaw-dropping feeling.

1. The Caves Negril, Jamaica

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    Located close to Negril’s seven-mile beachfront and azure waters, The Caves offers all the comforts of home living. You’ll feel special and hidden in here for $480/night and up.

    2. Singita Sweni, Kruger National park, South Africa

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      Singita Sweni is located in 15,000 hectares in the Eastern south central part of the Kruger National Park, along the N’wanetsi River. The luxurious suites here will make you feel like adventure explorer who got away from the world and hide into this little piece of paradise. A night here will cost you usually $1369 a night.

      3. Jade Mountain Resort – St. Lucia

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        St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is the location of one of the most prestigious resorts in the world. The place was built by an extravagant architect who was bold enough to go through with building with organic materials, and created a mesmerizing resort which will take your breath away. The rates can be found here.

        4. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselka, Finland

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          Kakslauttanen is one of the world’s best places for watching the northern lights. The Aurora Borealis season lasts from late August until the end of April. This experience will make youfeel like selling your house. There are various packages available, starting form 150 Euros. Look at the prices here.

          5. nHow Hotel, Berlin

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            If you’re the artistic type and love unconventional design, you’re going to flip out here. Absolutely a must. This new wave of futuristic hotels is offbeat, lively, dynamic and with a local flair that also has worldwide appeal. Each of the hotels branded nHow has it’s own theme, and people who stay there sometimes don’t want to go explore Berlin, one of the most interesting and exciting European cities. Rates start at 150 euros, or $210 at $1.40 to the euro.

            6. Viceroy Villas, Bali

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              Love the thought of luxury and hidden getaways where you’ll feel like a king? Bali’s “Valley of Kings” has something to offer you. Any of these gorgeous 25 private villas will make you feel like a real king – coming with a price of $478 and up.

              7. Loisaba Wilderness, Kenya

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                Love safaris? Exploring the African continent is a unique and exquisite experience, where you can meet amazing wildlife and nature. The hotel “room” shown here shows what view will you have on waking up, and especially when going to sleep. African sky and stars are the best company, with luxurious suites (usually with walls and ceiling) also in the package of this amazing place. One night’s stay will cost you $420 and up.

                8. Chromata Hotel, Santorini

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                  People who visit Santorini (Greece) fall in love with it at first sight.The Chromata Hotel is at the very top in accommodation in Santorini. Elegant rooms make you never want to leave them. Imagine waking up and going to a balcony with this view. The luxury Chromata hotel charges from $283 a night and up.

                  9. Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji

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                    The Poseidon resorts will bring you to new depths of imagination and exploration. The walls of your room are glass, and behind it you can see vast spaces of water, sea-life and beautiful fish swimming. There are many available choices, as the resorts cover ground, and underwater suites. The experience is just amazing. Rates: $1,500 (per person / night standard rate); $30,000 (per couple / week); $3 million (reserve the whole island[!])

                    10. Hotel Seven, Paris

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                      Who is not familiar with secret agent 007? People from this fantastic hotel came up with an idea to make an exquisite suite with this theme. For €447, you can enjoy wearing the famous tailored 007 suit and get into the role of the agent, as many corners of the room reincarnate the famous scenes from the movies. Love 007? Luxury suits? Paris? This one will blow your mind.

                      11. Hotel Antumalal, Chile

                        Wooden suites with incredible panoramic views suit you? Antumalal Hotel offer you comfortable, private and special lodging. Warmth and coziness is granted with beautiful fireplaces in each room. Handcrafted furniture, natural materials and a warm atmosphere will relax you and feel truly special. Rates start at $275 a night.

                        12. Areias do Seixo, Portugal

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                          A special place near Lisbon, where one truly remarkable and inspiring resort is built. A rustic environment, natural elements and futuristic fireplaces make this place unforgettable. Adjusting to his lifestyle takes few minutes, and separating from it takes ages. €265 is the starting rate.

                          13. Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Spain

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                            This architectural masterpiece was created by Frank Gehry, one of the most introverted architects today. Extraordinary design, art, gastronomy, wine and the lush landscape all combine to create an astonishing experience. Staying in this marvelous hotel will cost you from $340 and above.

                            14. Boscolo Exedra Roma, Rome

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                              Want to have a personal concierge while staying in a hotel? Not a problem in Boscolo Exedra Roma Hotels. This one is located in Rome and there are several more around the world. Luxurious design, marbles; elegance in the purest form, this experience is one not to forget. Presidential suites, executive suites, panorama rooms, you name it – Rates starting from $273 a night.

                              15. Tsala Treetop Lodge, South Africa

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                                Treetop lodge is one of a kind. Masonry imbued with dark wood, contrasted with bright lights and colorful furniture will make you feel remarkable. After an adventurous safari, return to the lodge and enjoy the comfort of the wide and beautifully designed rooms and suites. This experience can cost you from $367 a night.

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                                16. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

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                                  This place looks exactly like a dream. Renting these ocean bungalows will make you want to stay there forever. A popular location for weddings, couples arrive to have the most magical day in their lives. This experience will cost you from $1805 a night.

                                  17. Au Vieux Panier, Marseille

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                                    Interested in design, avant garde and unconventional style? Au Vieux Panier is the place for you. This incredible place will show you the most interesting rooms you have ever witnessed. From €100 and up, you will enjoy the most modern design styled studios.

                                    18. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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                                      World famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, covered by thousands of magazines, TV shows, and publications worldwide. You’d get used to this hotel easily and refuse to leave it. A night in this resort will cost you from $500 and up, and it’s worth it.

                                      19. Intercontinental, Hong Kong

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                                        Experience Hong Kong from an extraordinary vantage point. Rates start from $960

                                        20. Hotel Plaza Athenee

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                                          The prestigious Parisian hotel is located only one mile from the famous Eiffel Tower. Stunning views are part of the exclusive service you’ll enjoy in this hotel. This pleasure will cost you from € 895.00 / Night.

                                          21. Hard Rock Hotel, Vallarta, Mexico

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                                            Astonishing atmosphere, delicious food and beautiful people will make you feel superb. Rates go from $672/night

                                            22. Le Méridien Bora Bora

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                                              Over-water bungalows are mesmerizing. If you hadn’t had a holiday in one of these, you have missed out on a beautiful feeling. Glass floor gives you a view of the lagoon waters, and its light blue color will stun your eyes from the start. Rates: $900 to $1,445 a night for 2 people

                                              23. Mountain Exposure, Switzerland

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                                                If you’re more into winter holidays and skiing, the Swiss Alps are one of the most exquisite locations in the world. Luxury suites give you extraordinarily comfortable furniture, a warm ambiance and delicious food (with ski-pass included). Weekly price here is CHF 17,400 ($1804)

                                                24. Ladera Resort, St. Lucia

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                                                  Located at 1000 feet, Ladera resort will give you an astounding experience. This one will make you never want to leave the suite, as the environment of St. Lucia is integrated in the rooms. Luxurious materials and services will relax you while watching the huge panoramic Caribbean Sea. From $574 a night, the sighs of the volcanic mountains of St. Lucia will be one to remember.

                                                  25. Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

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                                                    This dazzling location will relax and transform you. Rates: $1050 and up.

                                                    26. Costa Rica Tree House

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                                                      Surrounded by lush green forest and built on high stilts, this resort will bring forth the inner child and excitement in you. Rates start from $300.

                                                      27. Luxury Safari Lodge, Tongabezi, Victoria Falls, Zambia

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                                                        With an enormous wide view of the Zambezi, waking up in the morning to this scenery might just make your day much better. I just dare you not to take at least 5 souvenirs from here. Fully inclusive rates for the Tree House starting from $751 per person a night.

                                                        28. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, India

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                                                          The glorious Taj Mahal is a worldwide famous monument in India, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. With highest luxury furniture and service, you can feel like an Indian Shah in all that marble and gold. Rates go from $640.

                                                          29. Giardino Mountain Hotel, Switzerland

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                                                            Awarded “Most beautiful mountain hotel,” the Giardino Mountain Hotel is the perfect winter getaway for travelers. White decor, luxury materials, and a wide variety of services are some of the many reasons you have to visit this extraordinary place. This five starred hotel will house you from CHF 450 a night.

                                                            30. B.O.G. Hotel, Bogota, Colombia

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                                                              This resort will give you a luxurious feeling in beautifully designed rooms and suites, with service packages. This hotel has something for everyone’s taste, and is one more reason to visit Bogota. Rates go from $180 a night.

                                                              31. El Otro Lado Hotel, Portoelo, Panama

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                                                                Love exotic destinations? Exploring a different culture? This place will rock your world. Here you’ll enjoy tranquility, nature and some of the rich Afro-Caribbean culture, in a place full of details, exceptional and personalized service, plus an atmosphere that is priceless. You’ll stay in one of these Idyllic cottages in the jungle, where you’ll wake up with bird songs, enjoy exquisite decor, and remarkable cuisine. Rates start at $590 a night per person.

                                                                32. Hacienda Uayamon, Mexico

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                                                                  Mayan Empire decor with high wood beam ceilings await you in this outstanding resort. A natural tone is highlighted with a luxurious touch – making the perfect ambient location for relaxation and pleasant holidays. Explore the Mayan site Edzna, and enjoy the luxurious services in this wide and marvelous accommodation. Rates go from $264 a night.

                                                                  33. Adelphi Hotel, Melbourne

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                                                                    Where creativity meets extraordinary. Awakening your senses and enjoying an avant garde escape from the vivid city streets has never been so delightful. Signature desserts from the Om Nom restaurants will make your head spin, colorful cocktails will awake your tastes, candles and a pillow fragrance will make a great ambience. A truly outstanding experience in Melbourne. This pleasure will cost you from AUD 275 ($214) a night.

                                                                    34. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei

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                                                                      Taiwan’s most liveable and vivid city has many attractions, and its wide array of cultural and historic sights attract thousands of tourists every week. The Mandarin Oriental is the city’s most prestigious address. Exquisite rooms, innovative restaurants and world-class spa aim to delight. This one will make you want to stay forever. Rates start from TWD 20,000 ($639.88)

                                                                      35. Auberge de la Maison, Mont Blanc

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                                                                        Holidays in Mont Blanc are marvelous. Auberge de la Maison is a big and beautiful home in the mountain. Rustic decorations, beautiful sights to admire, romantic corners, old paintings, and a homely feeling like nowhere else makes this resort a delightful stay. Rates start from € 119,00 per person a night.

                                                                        36. Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, San Pedro

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                                                                          Purest naturalism is imbued in this resort. Blended with terracotta colored ridges around, the surroundings provide a unique experience. The outdoor lounge is the first sight that you’ll experience and it will blow you away. “The Alto Atacama seeks to open a traveler’s eyes, to explore, to feel, to connect, and to return revitalized and changed by genuine experience one will never forget.” Rates start from $770.

                                                                          37. Iniala Beach House, Thailand, Phuket

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                                                                            The Iniala beach house resort will show you the true meaning of luxurious and astonishing design. With several designers who worked on the project (and a big budget), this resort and its services reached levels of comfort and enjoyment that are beyond the limit. This resort can make your dreams come true. With many programs and services that you can enjoy, you’ll experience Phuket like no other. Starting from approximately $1000 a night.

                                                                            38. Bambu Indah, Ubud, Bali

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                                                                              Are you seeking unique experiences? Bambu Indah is for you. Bambu Indah offers dozen of well designed and unique experience houses, each one with special theme and environment. Rates start at $95 per person a night.

                                                                              39. Hotel Daniel, Vienna

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                                                                                At Hotel Daniel you’ll find revolutionary architecture and interior design. You can rent an original American (luxury equipped) trailer here. Rates go from € 97 a night.

                                                                                40. Harlingen Lighthouse, Netherlands

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                                                                                  Uncommon, unusual, and extraordinary. The Harlingen Lighthouse is a real lighthouse. To be correct, it was a real lighthouse, until it was turned to hotel. An exquisite feeling, uniqueness, and an interesting story to tell will undeniably provide a special experience. Signal the ships safe way to harbor in misty nights while enjoying a luxurious setting. Prices start from €300 a night.

                                                                                  Small hint – book in advance, bookings for 2015 are almost full!

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                                                                                  Last Updated on January 17, 2019

                                                                                  8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                                  8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                                                  In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                                                  Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                                                  Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                                                  Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                                                  Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                                                  The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                                                  There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                                                  How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                                                  According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                                                  Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                                                  Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                                                  The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                                                  Listen carefully:

                                                                                  We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                                                                  The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                                                  Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                                                  8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                                                  There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                                                  Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                                                  1. Pray Daily

                                                                                  You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                                                  When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                                                  Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                                                  Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                                                  2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                                                  A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                                                  By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                                                  Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                                                                  If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                                                  This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                                                  How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                                                  3. Smile Often

                                                                                  Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                                                  Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                                                  Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                                                  The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                                                  4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                                                  A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                                                  When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                                                  Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                                                  Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                                                                  5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                                                  I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                                                  Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                                                  What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                                                  6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                                                  God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                                                  I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                                                  I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                                                  7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                                                  You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                                                  How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                                                  First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                                                  If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                                                  If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                                                                  If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                                                  Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                                                  8. Go Exercise

                                                                                  Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                                                  The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                                                  You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                                                  12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                                                  The Bottom Line

                                                                                  It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                                                  It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                                                  Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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