6 Simple Ways to be Happier Every Day!

6 Simple Ways to be Happier Every Day!

Here at The Happiness Institute we've been saying for years that achieving happiness requires little more than practising a few simple disciplines each and every day. 

We offer many examples of how to and strategies for achieving this on our FREE RESOURCES page (HERE) but we also like to provide alternatives such as this great article from the Huffington Post…

by Ashley Davis Bush

It may be a new year, but is it really a new you? Let's face it — it's unlikely that you've suddenly acquired a new wardrobe, started a new career, found a new family, or overhauled your personality.

Do not despair. You don't need a life makeover to experience more happiness. By putting a few simple habits in place, you will increase your happiness every day.

And don't worry, these habits are simple and easy shortcuts to inner peace — no daily kale drinks or hours at the gym required.

Say a Morning Affirmation — The first thought in your head should not be "ugh" or "Is it Friday yet?" Try an upbeat intention instead, such as, "This day is going to be wonderful," "I'm lucky to be alive today," "I have gifts to share today," or "I'm going to have a terrific experience." Keep Post-Its with positive affirmations next to your bed or on your bathroom mirror to remind yourself to fill your head with positive thoughts.

Say "I Love You" Every Day — Before you leave the house, say "I love you" to a loved one in person, by text, or on email. Say it to your spouse, to your children, or to your pets. Look in the mirror and say it out loud to yourself. Open your heart to love and watch your mood improve. We are designed to connect with other beings and when we do, we feel better…

…keep reading the full article HERE