Did you know that you can control your happiness factor? Being happy is not just a state of mind, it’s practice that centers around being committed to your true self. Here are few practices that I fit into my daily life. Once you get in the habit of these daily practices, being happy will become your go-to state of mind.
Wake up and be happy. Every day is a gift so instead of hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock start your day off by thinking of one thing you are truly grateful for.
I start my days off by putting my thoughts on paper in a gratitude journal. In case you prefer smartphones or tablets in place of paper, they have an app for gratitude journals!
Think of your goals as your boss. Commitment is what drives us to all become more successful. One way I stay focused on my goals is to compose a daily list of action steps that will get me closer to my personal and professional goals. Keep your task list simple; overloading your task list can inhibit your productivity making it difficult to attain your goals.
One thing most women have in common is that we put job and family before ourselves. If we truly want to be successful in our careers and have happy healthy relationships, we need to take care of ourselves first. Start focusing on:
Create and recite daily affirmations. Positive self-talk gives us the strength to face our fears and see endless possibilities for in our professional and personal lives. Guess what? I found an app for that!
Think Up is an app filled with positive affirmations that you can personalize and use for daily motivations.
For the non-techies out there that prefer paper, I loved reading the book What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D.
Radiating happiness creates joy in your life. Smiles are contagious so remember to smile at everyone you see. Eventually, you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded happy people!