Give to others what you would like to receive and get some good Karma coming your way. Making others feel good about themselves is one of the best ways to make yourself feel happy. It’s somewhat of a selfish reason, but that’s okay, because everyone benefits.
I once had a friend that was very cautious. She would suggest that I not try certain things, in fear that I might fail or somehow get hurt. I believed her until a new friend blew up that idea on life/love. The new friend would say, “are you crazy, go for it.” My life expanded at […]
When faced with setbacks, don’t look around and start pointing fingers at who’s to blame. Look in the mirror and figure out what your going to do to fix it, grow and move on. Being a victim is a waste of time and energy. Only you can change your future.
When I’m feeling a little anxious about something, it sometimes helps to sing a little song to myself. “Oh what a beautiful morning” from Oklahoma has always been a good go to. It’s cheesy, but it works. Watch this and wait for the refrain…starts right at the first minute mark.
“Ultimately, what we need in order to be happy is at some level pretty simple. It requires doing something that you find meaningful, that you can kind of get lost in on a daily basis. When you observe children, they are very good at this. They don’t get distracted by all those extrinsic yardsticks. They […]
Maybe you’re a person that already can find the funny in life. If you are, good, keep doing it. If not, stop taking everything so seriously and lighten up. It will make life so much easier and happier. Need a little help figuring out how to have a sense of humor, read this wikihow article: […]
Finding reasons to be happy now can benefit your future. Dr. Dacher Keltner of the University of California claims she can predict a person’s future by judging the strength of their smile. Researchers examined yearbook photos of 111 female students taken between 1958 and 1960. Subsequent tests revealed that the women who expressed more positive […]
Thinking of others is not only good for everyone around you, it’s also good for your psyche. Don’t make yourself the center of the universe and then it won’t be the end of the world if something goes wrong.
Visualize your stress is locked up in a helium tank. Fill up balloons with your stress and label them (i.e. job, relationship, a person’s name, etc.) Then one by one let the balloons go. Watch them rise into the sky and disappear into the clouds.
Mentally scan your body to get a sense of how stress affects it each day. Lie on your back, or sit with your feet on the floor. Start at your toes and work your way up to your scalp, noticing how your body feels.
Make a mistake – go ahead it’s okay. Everyone does it and it’s good for you. Without mistakes there is no growth. And feel free to learn from others people’s mistakes. Very successful people made many mistakes before they got it right. Very happy people took a lot of chances before they were able to […]
Flexibility is an essential part of resilience. By learning how to be more adaptable, you’ll be better equipped to respond when faced with a life crisis. Resilient people often utilize these events as an opportunity to branch out in new directions. While some people may be crushed by abrupt changes, highly resilient individuals are able […]
Take responsibility for your life and your actions. By blaming others, you are giving them too much power over your life. Be more proactive and less reactive. No more “I can’t do this because of that person, thing, condition, environment, etc.”, and start asking yourself, “What can I do?” In other words, you go from looking […]
It seems crazy, but I think it’s good to sometimes have a bad day. It’s those bad days that make you really appreciate the good ones. If not for pain, how would someone truly know pleasure. If you’re having a bad day today, just try and get through it and know happy days are ahead. If […]
According to this “Addicted to Stress? Surrender and Go With the Flow” we humans love to stress. If you’re a person who likes to be in control of everything in your life, it’s time to surrender and let some of it go. Not everything in life can go our way. No matter how much we plan, pray or hope. So […]
With the recent time change, people tend to feel a bit jet lag. This is a good time to start some new habits at bed time. One very effective way of going and staying asleep is to turn off all electronic devices. That means no TV, no checking facebook one last time, and no quick game […]
The time changes this weekend. While you may be losing an hour, you’re gaining a lot of daylight in the evening. This is a great time to start taking advantage of the sunlight. Take a walk or have a dinner picnic. After the lull of winter, let yourself spring forward and begin anew.
Plant seeds – This could be figuratively and/or literally. Great things take time, but they also have to begin. If there is something you have been putting off, just take the first step today. Not every seed you plant will become ripe fruit, but the more you plant, the better your odds.
While it’s fun to look forward to things in life, never forget to enjoy today. Sometimes we wish away our lives looking forward to what’s to come. Life is happening now. What if today was your last, what would you do? Where would you go? Who would you spend it with?
Don’t compare. Other people may seem like they have it all together or have everything you’ve ever wanted, but they probably also have things you don’t want. I’ve heard a saying that went something like “if everyone threw all their troubles in a room, and then had to choose which ones they’d pick to have, […]
Negative thoughts and feelings are powerful and can consume you. They have the ability to make what could be a great day, bad. A proven way to help relieve this is to write down what’s bothering you and then discard the paper. According to some studies, physically tossing your worries away can cause you to emotionally let […]
Today is National Day of Unplugging! What a perfect opportunity to take a break from constantly being connected. Turn off the need to know what’s happening at every moment or feeling others need to be notified of what’s happening with you. Enjoy life in the present, it’s happening.
Studies have found that merely planning and anticipating a vacation causes happiness. So even if you never take it, you’ll have fun in the organizing and daydreaming about it.
The next nice day (hopefully today) – go outside and take in some fresh air. Just 20 minutes outside can greatly improve your happiness level.
Throughout the day try and be completely present in the moment. When talking to someone, really listen. Don’t try and multitask your whole day. Just do one thing at a time and concentrate.
Be realistic in your expectations. Hoping for more than is probably going to happen causes a physical and psychological reaction greater than just disappointment. Today try to assess your expectations in life. Are they realistic? Are you far too often disappointed in most outcomes? I’ve always thought, better to be nicely surprised than sadly disappointed.
Find a quiet place to be by yourself. Lay on the floor or sit in a chair, find a spot on the ceiling and just stare at it for five minutes. Let your mind wander. Reflect on your day. Don’t dwell on anything in particular. Just relax and be for just a few moments.
Buy flowers or some sort of treat for someone just because you love them. The happiness on their face will definitely be worth the money. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to make someone’s day.
They say laughter is the best medicine, so why aren’t we doing more of it? Need a little help? Well thanks to the Internet, a scary amount of ill-advised people and video cameras on most phones, there are plenty of ways to find and get a good laugh.
There are people in your life that can drain you and take away your happiness. It’s time to let them go. Life is too short to be put down, used or lied to. Surround yourself with people that love and encourage you. And be the positive friend to your loved ones.
Today is a good day to reach out to some friends you haven’t seen in a while. Make an excuse to get together. It’s always fun to get together with people.
Not a very optimistic person? There’s no better day to turn it around then today. How to Find More Inspiration for Optimism Look for the silver lining: I know I know, it is a little cliche but it really is so true. It’s hard when you’re right in the middle of a situation, but take a […]
A good song can change a person’s day. What’s your go to song? Below is a list of some of our favorites. Heather Small – What have you done today to make you feel proud?
Find a place to go and skip…and try not to smile (it’s impossible).
Walking meditation. Find a space outside, and simply walk at a slow or medium pace, focusing on your feet. Try to distinguish when your toe touches down the ground, when your foot is flat on the ground and when your toe points back upward. Feel the roll of your foot. Observe sensory details: a tingle […]
Try a new food. Go to a new restaurant. Purchase a new food item at the grocery store. The question What is your favorite food?” should have an evolving answer 🙂
Go walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing or any of dozens of other activities that can help your heart. They all cause you to feel warm, perspire and breathe heavily without being out of breath and without feeling any burning sensation in your muscles. Even better do it with a friend! It’s good for […]
Answer happiness is… – in the simplest of terms. Below are some examples: Happiness is… chocolate a great movie
Today, go through your things and get rid of what you don’t need or use. Feel overwhelmed, start with just one room or even just your wallet or bag. They say outer order contributes to inner calm. Read this article to find out ways to declutter your life.
Whatever task gives you the most anxiety in the coming day, do as soon as possible. The faster you get it off your plate, the faster you can enjoy the rest of your day. Make that call, appointment, or pay that bill. You know you’ll just stress about it, so get it over with. Just do it […]
Complimenting others will not only make the receiver feel great, but it will also benefits the giver too! There are studies and science to back up these claims. And why wouldn’t you want to make someone else’s day? Science Explains Why Compliments Feel so Good It is no surprise that people like when others are nice to […]
While it can be fun keeping up with friends, family and the Kardashians (jk), it can also cause a lot of undue stress. A Pew Study found a correlation between social media time and stress. Psychological Stress and Social Media Use discusses the pressure to post, comment and like statuses and pictures. These technologies are said […]
“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” ― Carson McCullers, The Square Root of Wonderful We don’t always take the time to tell the best people in our lives how we feel. If a person or people take part in making you a happy person, let them know. A simple message would […]