We know when we feel happy, but for some reason it can be tough to figure out what makes us happy. Makes no sense to me, but it is so true! I hate to overuse the term mindfulness, but it really does apply here. I know that I need to me more mindful about being in the places, doing the things, and seeing the people that make me happy. I know that you may have “non-happy” obligations, but why not pay attention to how much you are choosing the happy options? You may be surprised at the amount of room you have for improvement.
Just get the Ball Rolling
Just get the ball rolling. One happy step leads to another and creates a snowball of positivity. Happy people attract other happy people. Just like so many other things, each small step, the addition of each new positive part, creates the happy whole.
Surround Yourself with the Positive
The people, places, and things you interact with affect your happiness. Pay attention to your surroundings and do everything you can to feed your brain and body with the positive. Sunlight, happy people, bright colors, sweet smells, music, and some Zen decorating. Bring the positive all around you!
Write in a Journal
Writing in your journal is a very effective way to preserve your happiness and decrease your stress. If you are like me, I can obsess about an issue, a feeling, a thought….letting my mind run into all kinds of outcomes, worries, and fears. Writing helps to put things in perspective, see things with fresh eyes, and identify solutions.
Live in the Moment
Too much focus or worry on the past or the future can create anxiety, doubt, and eat away at your happiness. Living in the moment keeps you in the here and now though it is surprisingly hard to do. You can’t control what has already happened, and you can’t control how things pan out. You can control what you are doing, how you are feeling, and what you are thinking at this moment.
Keep it simple, build on the positive, and create happiness around you.
Remember to have fun, be good to yourself, and keep the balance. We want to make all your spaces happy places!
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