Want To Be Happier?

April 23rd, 2013

by: Kelly Barnes

Want to be happier? Do these 3 things today.

1) Change your input.

What movies are you watching? What books are you reading (US Weekly and People are not books!)? What music are you listening to? Is it positive or negative? Does it make you smile or grimmace? If you feed your body good food you feel better and the same works for your brain. Six Piece Nugget doesn’t lead to six pack abs. Same goes for what you feed your brain. Zig Ziglar said; “you are who you are and where you are because of what you put into your brain and you can change who you are and where you are by what you put in your brain.

2) Change your associations.

If you constantly find yourself in a bad mood take a look at who you are spending time with. I have noticed that happy people usually hang out with other happy people. Find those people! Do the 30 second test. In the first 30 seconds of a conversation with a friend does the conversation head toward the positive or negative?

3) Change your focus.

When it comes to people and situations, you will always find what you are looking for. If you focus only on the negative things about your job, your co-workers, your circumstances; they will consume you. For those of you who would say that everything about your job, co-workers or circumstances is negative… try this exercise: Make a list of all the positives.

Do they pay you to work at your job? There are a lot of people in the world today who don’t have an income.

Do your co-workers get under your skin at times? Think about the things that would be more difficult for you if they didn’t come to work. And remember; if you think that everyone you work with is a “jerk”; you may be the root of the problem.

Training yourself to always focus on the positive is a habit…the more you do it the easier it becomes, and more you do it, the happier you become.

To help with this I would recommend “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews.

 

 

Make It A Habit,

KB