This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the quote, “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life”.
Sometimes, it can seem that happiness is an elusive, magical state of being that only some people can achieve. However, anyone can achieve a deeper, more consistent state of happiness. There is so much research identifying the specific things anyone can do to significantly increase their happiness.
In this short solo round, I’ll share with you a number of proven strategies for increasing your happiness.
Here the strategies I share:
Attention and being fully present increases happiness
When you think about the past of future, what do you focus on? Focusing on the positive moments can boost happiness.
Practice gratitude in the morning and at night
Exercise is a key factor in reducing stress and building other areas such as self-esteem, confidence and positivity
Sleep 7.5 - 8.5 hours each night to help with emotional regulation and your mood
Nutrition - stay away from too much sugar and caffeine, and instead eat whole, real foods with lots of protein, good fibre and healthy fats
Spend time with positive people and improve difficult relationships
Listen to good music
Balance of time in and time out:
- switch off and have time on your own
- connect with nature, read a good book, spend time in prayer, journal, meditate,
- connect with your deeper self, your spirituality
Create a balance for a healthy mind, body and spirit
Challenge for the week: choose one key area to work on this week.
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