Be Happier in Five Minutes
Here’s some food for thought today! Look around. Are the people surrounding you a good representation of who you want to be in life? Are they kind, good-hearted, generous and/or happy? You have the power to drastically change your circumstances and surroundings at any time you choose.
Most of us walk around believing that our circumstances are in control of us. That if we wake in the morning grouchy we are resigned to staying that way for the rest of the day.
Really. It’s not.
If you’re feeling crabby right now you can change it in 5 minutes or less.
Here’s how to…
Be Happier in 5 Minutes
(1) Play your favorite song.
Music has the power to change a mood. Why not try the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams?
Grab a mirror and give yourself a genuine smile. Or a silly one. Even a stupid one. Hold it for 60 seconds and you’ll feel that happiness become contagious. A doctor once did an experiment on clinically depressed people, and the only change they made was smiling at themselves in the mirror for twenty minutes a day. Guess what happened, other than them developing smile lines and crow’s feet around their eyes? Not a single one of them could stay depressed.
(3) Read affirmations.
If you’ve never written an affirmation, the formula goes like this: “I am so happy and grateful now that I am [verbing] _______.” When I traveled to California mine was “I am so happy and grateful now that I am enjoying the thrill of flying.” It worked. I wasn’t afraid to fly thanks to that affirmation. (READ ON: Check out the MINDSET category for the blog on how I cured my fear of flying.) It’s important to keep the verb in the present (using “ing”) so that your mind understands that happiness is happening right now, not in the future.
Now go forth!
And be a happy human.
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