First Weekend of Spring – Be Happy!

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

Image source:  www.joe-ks.com

Image source: http://www.joe-ks.com

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: 

Reference:

Von Der Heydt, A. (2014).  “Make Happiness Your Priority.”  doi:  http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140320212922-175081329-make-happiness-your-priority?goback=%2Enmp_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=object-title.  Accessed on March 21, 2014.

Advertisements

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population 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, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
This entry was posted in Miscellaneous and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s