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How Happy Are You Now?

on May 23, 2014

Recent research suggests it’s not a fancy lifestyle or money that makes you happy, but rather any effortless pleasure that strengthens your relationships or gives you a positive sense of control. Many things that can make you happy are inexpensive and well within your reach. There are some easy and powerful ways to bring more joy to your life: five minutes of down time in the middle of the day, a longer but more scenic ride home, a picnic lunch, saying thank you for even the smallest things, and really meaning it, saying NO to one more thing on your to-do list, dancing to your favorite music. You get the picture?

Just do it…something….carve out some time from your busy schedule, and create some peace and relaxation for yourself…and don’t feel guilty. You need it…you deserve it!

Make a list of things that bring you joy. Do you even allow yourself to enjoy the small pleasures of life? Give it some time; soon your thoughts will flow and you’ll wonder, from where did all these amazing ideas come? The answer is quite simple-from your spirit, your real self. It is the wiser you….speaking softly. Be open to the possibilities. Only you can make you happy!


Photo by Lance Neilson, cropped, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

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