Ways I Am Becoming Happier

Though my project happy (as I call it) is a work in progress I want to share with you 3 tips that have helped me on my journey. “To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right in an atmosphere of growth.” I have thought about this a lot […]

Achieving Happiness

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, which says that whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Well, there’s another law, which says that left to themselves, things have a tendency to go from bad to worse. When something is making you unhappy, for any reason, the situation will tend to get worse rather than better. So […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Five

We have reached the end of the Theme for this week ‘Choosing Happiness’ with Step Five which is Share Positivity with Others Not only do you need to be positive with yourself for this training to really take effect, but you need to be positive with others. You have to share your wealth of positivity […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Four

Step Four is Reinforce Positivity in Yourself Once I started thinking more positively, I realised I had to reinforce these thoughts and behaviors in myself so they would stick. As with any sort of training, practice makes perfect, and, yes, you can practice being positive. The best and easiest way to do this is to […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Three

Step Three is Look For the Positive in Life There is positive in everything. In every person, in every situation, there is something good. Most of the time it’s not that obvious. We have to look. And sometimes we have to look hard. The old me was content to sit back and just glance around. […]

Choosing Happiness – Step Two

Step Two is Rid Your Life of Negativity If you want to live a positive, joyful life, you cannot – absolutely CANNOT – be surrounded by negative people who are not encouraging your happiness. As a negative person, I tended to attract negative people. When I decided to make the change to live a more positive life, […]

Choosing Happiness – Step One

Step One is Believe Happiness is a Choice For me, this was a hard one at first. I thought that people were either unhappy or happy (and I was one of the unhappy ones). I used to blame this on all kinds of external factors – experiences, parents, relationships – but I never really stopped to […]

Choosing Happiness – The Intro

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” Even for me, who thinks about and writes about positivity on an almost daily basis, being positive is not easy. When I think of the world, I still sometimes  see it through a negative […]

One Huge Step Towards Happiness

If you can take only one step towards happiness, let it be this: Create. Create something. Anything. Make it something you really enjoy doing. Or, learn to enjoy doing it during the process. It could be something you’ve always wanted to try. Or, it could be something that you have been doing for years. Whatever […]

My Message To You

…Yes You! Love yourself. Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time.  Listen to your heart. If you can’t hear what it’s saying in this noisy world, make time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Let your mind wander among the stars.  Try. Take chances. Make mistakes. Life can be messy and […]

Ways I’m Becoming Happier Part 2

I spoke to you last time about my project happy (as I call it) and I shared 3 tips that have helped me on my journey. Now I’m going to share a few more tips that have helped me become happier. “Experts say that denying bad feelings intensifies them; but I find acknowledging bad feelings allows […]

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