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.
Live Happy, an online resource and community; hosted an online 24 hour live stream this year, with some incredible positive psychology leaders sharing their concepts on becoming happier and how it affects our emotional and physical being. They have a wonderful magazine called Live Happy that is only good news. It is the only magazine I subscribe to, and what a treat to receive it in my mail box.
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 creator of Content Marketing Institute, uses orange for the website and as you can see dresses in orange and 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 we do 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 and get yourself something orange and start creating the life you want now.
Lee Pryke, Happiness Coach