Choose to be happy…Sounds so easy!
Choose happiness … it is something I hear a lot. And I really wish it were that easy – just make a choice to be happy and you will be. Believe me I have tried! And it didn’t work.
Although not as simple as wishing it to be true, I do believe that I am in control of my own happiness. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a magic formula to flip the switch on. What I have found is that I can control my experience of happiness, deliberately doing the things that I know contribute to my happiness.
- Feeling and expressing gratitude.
- Being kind.
- Taking time to unplug everyday.
- Rebooting my mind by meditating daily.
- Finding the good things and celebrating them – all of them – big or small!
Practicing these habits of happiness don’t happen automatically – that’s why they are called habits. And I have learned a couple of things about habits: 1) developing a habit just “takes as long as it takes” to really stick (don’t give up) and 2) habits are formed easier in my life when I am connected to people that are working to form the same habits (find a community of support)!
So let’s start this New Year together; deliberately choosing to practice the habits of happiness; let’s encourage each other, and be kind to ourselves along the journey! Join our Meet up group and Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/happymatters/) to be a part of the Happiness Revolution!