How do you measure happiness, let alone invite more of it into your life?
SFD expert Dr Happy has this to say:
“Many people say they’d like more happiness in their life but few people have a plan.”
Dr Happy advises that the first thing we need to do is to be clear about what happiness means for us, as it’s different for different people. Putting aside some time to really consider what your best possible life might look like is key.
It’s important to be realistic, of course. Making a daily list to invite more happiness into your every day isn’t about creating an expectation of being incredibly happy all the time, it’s simply about feeling more positive in general, enjoying more happiness as a result.
No one’s list is going to be identical to you, and you’ll be far more likely to read a daily reminder list written specifically for you rather than a cheesy, generic list you might find online.
So here it is, your guide to writing that perfect top 10 ways to be happy according to…you.
a) Write down these 10 headings on a blank page:
b) Write down key words with these 3 things in mind for each:
- How and where?
- Who is there?
- how do you feel?
Here’s a sample of how this exercise in building your own happiness list might look:
Once you’ve done the exercise you’re ready to make your list:
- Open a new black page and write down each themed point in your own words, bolding / simplifying the key goal
- Print and put on display somewhere where you might read it each day
Here’s how our sample list ends up looking like:
- Go outdoors every morning and every afternoon to soak in details of nature
- Take my dog for a walk every afternoon
- Meditate to ease into a good night’s sleep each night
- Do intermittent fasting and enjoy healthy foods for energy, alcohol in moderation
- Play favourite music instead of talkback / news in car
- Watch positive material that entertains, especially comedy
- Have one great conversation every day, time with family every day
- Visit relative once a week, support my charity via social media / in person
- Write down 10 things I’m grateful for every day
- Practice thinking optimistically and replace negative anticipation with positive
Remember, keep it simple and realistic so it can become part of your life and you really can find yourself enjoying more happiness every day.
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