The book “IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret To a Long and Happy Life” by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles, is a case study on the lives of the long-living residents from Ogimi, a small village in Okinawa.
The book concludes with 10 rulesof ikigai that the author’s distilled from the wisdom of these long-living residents:
1. STAY ACTIVE, DON'T RETIRE
2. TAKE IT SLOW
3. DON'T FILL YOUR STOMACH
4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GOOD FRIENDS
5. GET IN SHAPE
7. RECONNECT WITH NATURE
8. GIVE THANKS
9. LIVE IN THE MOMENT
10. FOLLOW YOUR IKIGAI
You may interpret the rules as the lifestyle habits that enable the senior residents of Ogami to Live Long and Enjoy their ikigai!