In Step 25: I gave you some pointers about how to think like a kid. Kids take life as it comes. Most importantly they live in the moment. If I could give you only ONE bit of advice on how to be happy, it would be: Learn to live in the present moment. So here is … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step 59-Think Like a Kid Again
“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” – Agnes Repplier I quit smoking about 7 years ago. It wasn’t that big a deal since I started at age 30 and had only smoked 11 years. The biggie for me happened this past October. I … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step # 58- Let Go of Addiction
I googled Live Delicious when I started to write this post. There are some great sites out there that talk about health and wellness, eating healthy One of them is called Live a Delicious Life with Jo Another is about finding the perfect relationship and is called Liv Delicious. My concept of Living Delicious is … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #54– Live Delicious!
Many years ago, I stood up to Goliath and triumphed. Later, my mother would say, “I bet if you had to do it all over again, you wouldn’t.” (because it was an exhausting and soul-wrenching experience which she thought I would have rather avoided.) I can’t promise you that you will win if you stand up … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #55- Stand Up for What You Believe In
The next four steps (52-55) are intricately tied together and directly positively impact each other. If you have one, you will have them all. And if you have them all, life will NEVER be dull. In fact, you will come to realize that you are deep down happy even when you are arguing with someone, … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step 52- Be Authentic!
So you’ve made the decision to focus on being happier. Great! Having been a happy person for over a half-century, I can tell you that you’ve made a wise decision. The moment you DECIDE to make happiness a way of life, literally everything gets better: your health, your stress level, your relationships…everything. But you know … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #50– Make Happiness a Family Project
People who are happy tend to have more happiness receptors (serotonin, among other chemicals) in their brains. Here is a link to a great article about the happiness, motivation, anti-anxiety and anti-depression chemicals we can produce for ourselves. Exercise is one way to increase these receptors and I talk about some ways to get more … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #48- Create More Happiness Receptors in Your Brain
One of my favorite “get happy” activities is dancing. If you’ve never tried it, give it a chance. If you are like me and love to dance but hadn’t done much of it lately, start NOW. Even if you simply dance alone at home for 10 minutes every day, you will notice an improvement in … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step 47- Dance
Here are more of my favorite things: Water: I have had so much fun in the water it is hard to narrow it down to just one memory. In fact, when I think of the word “water”, a zillion happy memories flood my mind. Could it be because hypnotists use a little post-hypnotic suggestion called the water … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #46B–Favorite Things continued
One of my favorite songs from the classic musical “The Sound of Music” was Julie Andrew’s “My Favorite Things.” As the lyrics say, ” I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad.” I learned a long time ago that being happy is a choice. Happiness doesn’t magically happen to people. … More 101 Ways to Be Really Happy: Step #46–Focus on Your Favorite Things