04 Jan Develop these 21 habits in 2015 for more happiness!
Although I'm not totally opposed to New Years' Resolutions I'm a much stronger advocate of the development of daily habits.
It's what we do EVERY day that determines our health, happiness and success in life…not what we do every now and then.
Which is why I'm very happy to be sharing with you today this great Huffington Post article that highlights 21 habits of happy people you can learn and apply in 2015; and as a result, you can enjoy more happiness.
So get reading and get practising ASAP…
by Elyse Gorman
It's the perfect time of year to reflect on and learn from everything that happened in your life in 2014 and to set new inspiring intentions and goals for the year ahead.
Here are 21 habits of happy people you can adopt in 2015.
1. Forgive more.
The Buddha once said, "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
Remember everyone is fighting their own battle, and everyone is trying their best. Learn to forgive other people and set yourself free.
2. Meditate daily.
Meditation is a beautiful way to still your mind — giving you a break from circling thoughts, worries and anxieties. Start with two minutes a day and build your way up to longer sittings.
3. See the world as awe-inspiring.
Imagine if you woke up this morning and saw the world around you for the first time. You would be absolutely amazed, fascinated and excited. Start seeing the world through fresh eyes and notice all the magic and beauty you may be missing.
4. Let go of things you can't control.
When the bus is late, the queue is long or the café runs out of your favorite salad, take a deep breath and let it wash over you like water off a duck's back. Don't allow external events to steal your inner peace and joy. Master the art of letting go.
5. Experience the flow of things you love.
When you're completely focused on doing something you truly love, you lose your sense of ego and time. It may be through dancing, cooking, writing, running, building, painting or something unique to you. Make this experience of "flow" a part of your weekly schedule.
6. Be more present.
When you worry about things going wrong in advance of them happening, you're creating your own private hell in an otherwise peaceful and beautiful present moment.
Try bringing yourself back to the present moment throughout the day by noticing the sense of your body in your chair, the touch of the fabric against your skin or the gentle sensation of air on your face.
7. Spend time in nature.
Nature can have a calming effect and reminds us to slow down, take deep breaths and soak up the present moment. So make time for more bush walks, beach trips, picnics in the park and reading by the river…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE