Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to Be Happy!

How to be Happy!

1. Be your own BFF!
Enjoy your own company. Embrace everything about you! Without a doubt, it’s the most important step towards being a happy person.

2. Smile, Giggle, or Chuckle
Smiling releases serotonin in the brain, which instantaneously gives your mood a lift.

3. Sing Out Loud!
Shut the doors and the windows, or take a ride in the car, put on your favorite song, and belt it out!

4. Indulge in Dark Chocolate
Savor a small piece and watch your mood improve.

5. Expect a Miracle
Believe that something wonderful will happen for you today. The universe is waiting to shower good fortune upon you.

6. Laugh at Your Shortcomings
We all make mistakes; none of us is perfect. Forgive your imperfections, accept your faults, and laugh.

7. Sleep, Baby, Sleep
Seven or eight hours each night should increase your energy and decrease moodiness.

8. Count Your Blessings Daily
Gratitude, being thankful, is one of the key ingredients for living a happy life. Make gratitude a habit and happiness will be yours.

9. Wake Up Early!
Start the day off on a happy foot, with a happy thought. The morning hours are full of spiritual energy and prana (life force).

10. Let the Sun Shine In
20 minutes of sunlight per day improves mood and wards of Seasonal Affection Disorder (SAD).

11. Say "Good Job!"
Give yourself permission to pat yourself on the back. Recognize your accomplishments and positive qualities.

12. Catch Happiness from Others
Remembering that happiness is contagious, surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values, goals, and dreams.

13. Grow a Garden
Watching plants grow and thrive under your care is thrilling!

14. Pencil in 'Quiet' Time
Each and every day sit awhile, without television, without magazines, without the Internet. Just be!

15. Exercise!
Studies have shown that exercise releases endorphins in the brain, which in turn cause us to have what is commonly know as a "natural high" or a "runners high".
Exercising can improve the way you perceive your physical condition, athletic abilities and body image. Enhanced self-esteem is another benefit.

16. Look to the Future
Set goals and then make plans to succeed and take action. Pursuing something we value always makes us happy.

17. Accept What You Cannot Change
Don't waste your precious time, energy, or thoughts on something that is beyond your control. Let it go.

18. Change what you can!
If something in your life makes you unhappy that you CAN change. Do it! don't sit around complaining about something you have every way of fixing, spend that time being proactive!

19. Take a Cat Nap
A 10-minute nap is all it takes to rejuvenate your spirit and get the happiness to flow.

20. Love Everything
Love who you are. Love what you are doing. Love the person you're with. Love your friends and your enemies, too. Love! Love! Love!

21. Focus on the positive
If you look for positive things in your life and around you... you will find them. If you look for the negative.. well you'll find that too... so DONT!

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