– An Experiment that Will Change Your Life In The Best Possible Manner
Some time ago I conducted a little experiment where I asked 10 adults what they wanted from life. Someone said they wanted a high paying job. Another said that they wanted to buy a new car. So on and so forth.
Then I happened to ask the same question to a six-year old girl, and she said, “Oh! I want to be so, so happy!” I cannot tell you the way her eyes lit up when she said those words, grinning ear to ear. I couldn’t help but feel internally happy and warm too!
I then went back to some of those adults and asked them why they wanted the things they wanted? And each one of them replied, “to be happy.” Do you realize what happened here?
Sometimes little children can remind us of the most basic things that we end up forgetting in the hustle-bustle of our lives. The kid knew, that all she really needed to be was happy, and all she needed to be happy was THE INTENTION to be happy.
We forget that as adults. We think things can make us happy. But can they really? Believe me when I say this, there is no end to material wants.
As soon as you achieve one, you will start chasing the next one. And just like that, happiness will always be a distant dream. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Because it is true when they say that:
Happiness is a choice. Moreover, it is a choice that you can make every day!
Today I am going to share with you a 30 day cheat sheet that you can use to train your mind to choose happiness every day. And believe me you will feel the positive shifts in your life from the first day itself. If you don’t believe me here is a small experiment.
SMILE! Right now, just smile! Think back to one of your fondest childhood memory and smile! All it takes is 12 muscles. But the minute you smile, even if it is a smile you purposely crafted, endorphins are released in your system.
Which further uplifts your mood, alleviates stress and calms your body down. Thus, a sense of happiness and contentment takes over you. Now, that you have seen how easy it is to bring a shift in your overall mood. Here is your guide to attaining happiness for the long-run!
Your 30 Days Of Happiness Cheat-Sheet
Someone has very rightly stated that the most important things in life are free! Happiness being quite high up there on the list! So if you want to break free of the cycle of constant stress, anxiety and worries. Then begin incorporating the following points in your life starting right now! Let today be the Day-1 of this new journey!
Practice Gratitude: This may seem like such a basic thing to do. But do not underestimate the power of this simple practice. It has the calibre to really enhance our lives.
There is so much that happens in our lives on a daily basis, good and bad. However, we have become dispositioned to focus on the negatives. But if we simply shift our attention to even as less as three good things that have happened to us that day, we will be able to see how meaningful our life really is!
Here are some examples you can use as your guide to practicing gratitude.
- Thank you legs for working and letting me walk today. Thank you Thank you Thank you
- Thank you food for not letting me starve today. Thank you Thank you Thank you
- Thank you clothes for keeping me warm today. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
- You can come up with your own reasons for expressing gratitude as per your day. It can be for things, or experiences, or people around you.
A Quick and Easy 40-Minute Work-out: How many times have you said to yourself or a friend that you really need to start working out? Plenty times I’m assuming. And how many times have you said, “I’ll start from next Monday.” But that Monday never comes, does it? So why wait for a particular day? Today is a great day to start!
And you don’t have to go to a gym or get any special equipment for it. It can be something as simple and basic as a brisk walk or cycling or a fun dance –along to a YouTube video!
I promise you, this little workout will give you an instant mood boost! As it releases endorphins, our brain’s natural feel-good chemicals. Moreover, it also reduces the stress hormones and improves sleep. Additionally, it will aid weight loss and boost self-esteem!
Positive Affirmations: We have all grown up hearing the advice, “Choose your words wisely.” That’s because words have power. Especially on our subconscious mind. Many studies have proven that when we talk to our plants lovingly while watering them, they grow better. So, imagine what positive talks can do to a person!
And here’s the best part! You don’t even need another person to say them to you! You can do it for yourself through Affirmations. This powerful practice can reshape your thoughts and beliefs systems by rewiring your mind for success, confidence, and abundance.
Following are some examples of positive affirmations, feel free to choose some and repeat them to yourself every night before sleep at least 30 times.
- My drive and ambition allow me to achieve my goals.
- I allow myself to be who I am without judgement.
- I am so grateful to have entered my most abundant phase.
- I accept my emotions and let them serve their purpose.
- I am beautiful inside out and the world is in awe of me.
Once you have gone through these 30 days, you will realise that Happiness is not an external factor. In fact, it is within you and in all the little things that you already have. So there really is no need to race and chase! If you likes this post, then bookmark this webpage, and come back for more helpful content.