What If...Today you were HAPPY
What if the happiness you seek is right here, right now, in our own hands, hearts, and in the thoughts we think and the things we do with those thoughts.
"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."
WHAT IF the happiness we seek is right here, right now, in our own hands, hearts, and in the thoughts we think and the things we do with those thoughts. This kind of happiness is sustainable and starts from the awareness that we are enough, and that all the resources we need for happiness already reside inside of us. March 20th has been designated as International Day of Happiness and growing globally.
March 20th is the day designated as the International Day of Happiness and celebrated throughout the world. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. The International Day of Happiness aims to make people worldwide realize the importance of happiness in their lives.
Live Happy is an online resource and community. They have some wonderful articles and podcasts. Subscribe to their emails for a boost of weekly happiness.
There are several great websites ( I’ll be sharing some of my fav’s in future articles) devoted to teaching how to be happier everyday, and the reason for their success is that deep inside, we all want to FEEL and BE a little happier. For some, it presents a challenge on those less than bright days.
A quick fix .....wear ORANGE.
Yes, colour can actually affect your mood. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Joe Pulizzi, the creator of Content Marketing Institute, uses orange for the website and, as you can see, dresses in orange. Perhaps it is for these reasons - orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement and stimulation! Can you feel it?
Practice Practice Practice
It takes practice every day to teach ourselves that we have reasons to feel happy. These seven habits will increase and enhance your life with more happiness.
- Being Social
- Being Soulful
Shawn Achor, Happiness Researcher and author of Happiness Advantage (orange cover) wears orange running shoes to feel happy with every step!
Go out, get something orange, and start creating the life you want now. You can also incorporate the colour orange into your decor with fresh oranges on the counter or throw pillows. You may be surprised at the little steps that can make a big difference.
Lee Pryke, Happiness/Intuitive Coach