16 Dec Enjoy instant happiness…with these 5 decisions!
via the Huffington Post by Suzy Strutner
We have a tendency to create happiness goals for ourselves in the context of the future: Once some event takes place, we will be happy. But really, happiness should be on today’s to-do list.
Here are some easy mental shifts you can make right now to boost positive vibes in a matter of minutes.
1. Move through the world as if it is a friendly place rather than a hostile one.
This view allows you to take a potential annoyance ― like a driver cutting you off in traffic ― and assume a charitable pose: Decide to believe this person was simply in a hurry, not trying to hamper your morning commute. Taking this view of the world leads to more peace and less stress.
Experts estimate that roughly 40 percent of our happiness is within our control, altered by how we act and think. Living in a happy world, therefore, is a choice.
2. Decide that you’re grateful for three specific things.
Write down three things you’re thankful for, right now. This simple act could lower your blood pressure, decrease feelings of loneliness and help you sleep better tonight…
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