It's important to develop emotional habits that keep us happy and well. Here are five to live by every day. Use focus and preparation to fight off stress. Concentrating on one thing for ten minutes instead of five things over an hour is effective and better for our health. Concentrated energy that sustains our focus is nourishing for the soul. Our approach to work and problems can be joyful and filled with imagination when we don't take ourselves too seriously. It's also contagious and inspires others. Our lives are more rewarding and filled with meaning when we use empathy to understand others and situations. Empathy allows us to see the best in one another and understand the value that we have in each other's lives. Finally, we are healthier when we are patient. Patience makes it easier to face challenges and brings out the best in each of us.