101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #75– Focus on Someone Else

Milton Erikson, the father of modern hypnosis, gave his patients homework assignments all the time. To one woman with depression, who could grow really beautiful orchids, he said, “Take orchids to shut ins, people in nursing homes, and anyone who needs cheering up.” He always gave people assignments to stop focusing on their own problems … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #75– Focus on Someone Else

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #73–Live in the Now

Possibly no other idea has been written about or discussed by inspirational speakers in the past 2 decades. But the notion has been with us much longer. I found this site of 146 quotes about living in the now. You can visit the site and vote for your favorites. Currently the top two are: “Forever … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #73–Live in the Now

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #72–Cherish the Absurd

Every once in awhile, I get these ideas that pop into my head, seemingly out of nowhere. Cherishing the Absurd was one such idea. I was making my list of 101 ways to be really happy, something I’ve had quite a bit of practice doing, so the list was flowing out of me very smoothly. … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #72–Cherish the Absurd

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #71– Be Silent for a Day

Just see if you can do this for 5 minutes. Go somewhere like a library or far out in nature. Make sure all electronic gadgets are turned off. Steer clear of conversations. If you are at the library, perhaps you can use one of their private meeting rooms for 5 minutes. Go to the silent … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #71– Be Silent for a Day

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #66–Go With the Flow

I tell my hypnosis clients all the time: Emotions are not good or bad as long as they are not stuck. They are meant to flow through us like water. It’s okay to feel your feelings. After all, that’s what feelings are for. The problems occur when the emotions get trapped in our bodies, a condition … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #66–Go With the Flow

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #65–Practice Synesthesia

From Literarydevices.net: Generally, the term “synesthesia” refers to a certain medical condition in which one of the five senses simultaneously stimulates another sense. A person with such condition may not only see alphabets but also associate them with particular scents. This happens when the different parts of the brain that are responsible in identifying color, … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #65–Practice Synesthesia

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #64–Keep It Simple–

Remember in school we were taught the KISS principle? Keep It Simple, Stupid. This truism is TRUE in every aspect of life. AND, Simple actually translates to Happy, too. I started working on this post to see if I could find some research on the topic to support my long held personal beliefs. Here is what Harvard … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #64–Keep It Simple–

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 63– Don’t Think Too Much

This step comes from my oldest and dearest friend who used to tell me all the time, “Don’t think too much.” It’s true. You can run into analysis paralysis by mulling things over and over and over. My best advice when you have a complicate decision to make: Sleep on it or go and do … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 63– Don’t Think Too Much

101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #62– Find Your Life’s Purpose

I love Mark Twain. Here’s what he had to say about Life Purpose, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out WHY.” Some people know their whole lives why they are here. Some are still trying to figure it out at 50 or … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #62– Find Your Life’s Purpose