Exercise is a great way to boost your happiness. The good news is that you don't have to run for thousands of miles to experience runner's high or anything like that. Simple little things like going out for a short walk, or doing some simple stretches before bed can have a big impact. … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 7 – Happiness and Exercise
Today we're going to tackle something that affects your happiness and joy in a negative way more than anything else. I'm talking about stress. It's almost impossible to be stressed out and truly happy at the same time. Plus stress has a way to suck our energy out of us so we can't notice all the great little things in our lives that make us smile. … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 6 – Stress Kills Happiness ~ Easy Ways To Destress
Today we talk about the connection between doing stuff and feeling happy. I'm sure you've noticed this. When you start a project and make some significant progress you feel proud, accomplished, and (you guessed it) happy. That's because of this strong connection between the two that goes back to prehistoric days. Keep reading to learn more about why we're hardwired for action. … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 5 – The Connection Between Doing Stuff And Happiness
Today I have a great little exercise for you that's been shown to greatly improve your happiness. I'm talking about starting your day with a little gratefulness. It won't take you more than a few minutes, and you can do this while you're lying in bed, trying to wake up, while you're drinking your first cup of coffee, while you're in the shower, or even on your way to work. It won't take any extra time out of your day, but it will set the tone. Read through the blog post and start practicing … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 4 – Start Your Day With Gratefulness
Before you can start to work on increasing your happiness, it helps to know what makes you happy. Today we look at things big and small that bring you joy. Don't skip thinking about this. It will help you throughout the rest of this challenge. In yesterday's post we started talking about happiness and you started thinking about what makes you happy. It was part of our commitment to happiness. Today we're going to dig a little deeper. There are a lot of things that make us happy on a regular … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 3 – What Makes You Happy?
Yesterday we talked about how happiness is a choice. Today I want you to make a commitment to working on your own level of happy over the next 29 days. Start by reading today's blog post and then make that commitment. You can make it privately to yourself, send me an email, or post it publicly as a comment. What does it mean to be totally committed to something? It often means that you set a goal and then dedicate yourself to do what it takes to reach that goal. We commit to a relationship … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 2 – Make A Commitment To Cultivating Happiness
Welcome to Day 1 of the 30 Day Happiness Challenge. Over the course of the month I challenge you to think about what makes you happy and share various things we can do to increase our happiness. I explain a little more about how this will work and what inspired me to run this challenge in this first post. … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Happiness Day 1 – Welcome And Why Happiness Is A Choice You Make Every Day