Success consists of going
from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
We’ve all fallen into thinking “I will be happy when ___________”. Sometimes it’s a mind set we’ve been taught: Eat your vegetables before you can have dessert; There’s no time for happiness just “hard” work. Often it’s simply paddling as fast as we can to keep our head above water.
Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, maintains we need to get happy first and success will be easier for when we are in a good mood we work better, are more creative, and cope better.
Smple activities that will increase the “happy” neurotransmitters in your brain.
Recall a memory of something happy or funny
Take a brisk walk
Watch a funny video clip or cartoon
Hang out with someone who makes you smile
1. Meditation (“Joy on Demand”, a book on easy ways to meditate)
2. Think of something you can look forward to doing
3. Perform an act of kindness
4.Modify your physical environment (go outside in nice weather, surround yourself with pictures that remind you of loved ones, happy times, trips, read positive magazines, books, videos or surround yourself with objects or symbols that bring a smile.
5. Exercise 20 – 30 min. 3X week
6. Create & nurture relationships.
7. Use your skills and do something you enjoy