Happiness is difficult to define and even harder to measure. We experience it as a combination of elements, in the same way that one wheel or spring inside a watch doesn’t keep time — it is a result of the synchronicity of the whole. As a relative state, happiness is what psychologists call our “subjective well-being” and, fortunately for us, it is a state that we can actively change for the better. Here are 20 ways to start.
- Count Your Blessings
- Hear the Music
- Snog. Canoodle. Get It On.
- Nurture Your Spirituality
- Move Your Body
- Laugh Big
- Do Something Nice for Someone Else
- Make More Money Than Your Peers
- Seek Positive Emotion as a Path to Success
- Identify With Your Heritage
- Use a Happy Memory as a Guide
- Play the Part of an Optimist
- Try New Things
- Tell Your Story to Someone
- Balance Work and Home
- Be Like the Danes: Keep Expectations Realistic
- Make Time
- Visualize Happiness
- Marry Happy
Every day I plan on placing 3 things I’m happy for in my post. If you’d like, let me know what makes you happy too.
1. I love that I have a sister that is so like me. She’s my friend and I got to tease her today about drinking a whole bottle of champagne.
2. I raked nearly my entire 40 x 40 garden of leaves plus the herb garden today.
3. I warmed my innards with hot cocoa and marshmallows and warm my outards ( is that a word?) in a bubble bath.
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds! – Bethsheba