First Weekend of Spring – Be Happy!

It is the first weekend of Spring.  Begin this new, blossoming season with happy thoughts.

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How do I Prioritize Happiness in my life?

Here’s how!

Practice Mindfulness

  • Live your life with more depth, contemplation, and sincere contentment.  Focus on yourself and do not compare yourself to others.

Think Happy

  • Thoughts create feelings.  Feelings create behavior.  Positive behavior and smiling breeds more positivity.  Result?  Happy thoughts!

Surround Yourself with Happy People and Nurture Relationships

  • Happy People + Positive Relationships = Happiness in Life

Treat Yourself Well

  • Spoil Yourself.  Respect Yourself.  Love Yourself.  Do more of what you love to do and spend more time with loved ones.

Catch and Memorize Great Moments

  • Move beyond the bad memories, and slow down to enjoy the good times in life.  Write them down and read them when needed.

Be Active and Take Care of Yourself

  • Go for a walk outside.  Hike your favorite trail.  Play a sport.  Try a new class at the gym.  Learn new things. Stimulate your mind.  Challenge yourself.

Set Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely Goals

  • Take one step at a time and stay committed.

Help Other People and Be Generous

  • Perform acts of kindness and learn to forgive.

Your Mission:

  1. Look through your photographs to find a picture of something that made you happy.
  2. Next time something makes you happy, take a picture to capture the moment.
  3. Inspire other people to be happy by sharing your photographs:  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or mailing them to your partner, friend, family member, or colleague.  Use your photographs to remind yourself and other people what really matters:  happiness.

A Song to Help Achieve Your Mission: 


Von Der Heydt, A. (2014).  “Make Happiness Your Priority.”  doi:*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=object-title.  Accessed on March 21, 2014.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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