15 Nov Practice PFA regularly for more happiness
I’ve written about many happiness boosting strategies, and habits for happiness, many (if not most) of which you’ve probably been familiar with.
When I write about creating more happiness and improving your life by practising healthy living, fostering optimism, engaging in gratitude and more, I’ve probably not surprised you much in any way.
That being said, just because we “know” what will make us happier, doesn’t mean we “do” what will make us happier.
But that’s for another post.
Today, I want to describe a different approach to happiness; one with which you might not be so familiar. And this approach I’ve labelled … PFA.
Well, it stands for … Pause. Focus. Appreciate.
To be fair, this is not really new either. As you might have already guessed, it’s a combination of mindfulness and gratitude. But it packages them up in a new and interesting way that I believe can be utilised in many situations, and can bring many benefits (including, but not limited to, happiness).
So, what’s involved?
It’s pretty self-explanatory really. But in short, what I’m encouraging you to do, is pause regularly throughout the day (you can set a reminder or alarm if you want so you don’t forget) and then, focus on whatever’s in front of you. Where ever you are when your reminder pops up (or goes off), pause. take a break for a minute or two, and just focus on where you are, what’s in front of you, how you’re feeling and what you’re experiencing.
But don’t just focus, focus with curiosity. And as you do so, marvel at the wonders of the human experience and the world in which we live.
This is where the happiness comes from; from the sense of awe and wonder we so often overlook. If, however, we can make PFA a regular part of our day, we can also make happiness, via curiosity and mindfulness and wonder and awe, a regular part of our days also!