Because I’m Happy

because i'm happyTen tips to get that “I’m happy” feeling more often

I read an article a few weeks back called “10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier” and it resonated with me.  I’m happy most of the time already, but I wanted to find out if I could be any happier, were there better ways to get happy, etc.  Low and behold I found that I already do a lot of things on the list; great!

The article gives 10 psychologically proven tips to make you happier and I found each and every tip provided to be really powerful (these guys know their stuff).  At the end of the article, they also focus on self-acceptance, which I think is an area that let’s us all down at times.

Here’s the list along with the ratings each tip/action received:

Giving: do things for others — 7.41
Relating: connect with people — 7.36
Exercising: take care of your body — 5.88
Appreciating: notice the world around — 6.57
Trying out: keep learning new things — 6.26
Direction: have goals to look forward to — 6.08
Resilience: find ways to bounce back — 6.33
Emotion: take a positive approach — 6.74
Acceptance: be comfortable with who you are — 5.56
Meaning: be part of something bigger — 6.38

What are your faves? For me giving, exercising, directionresilience and acceptance are the big ones.  While I resonate with all of the items on the list, the aforementioned five have been particularly beneficial to me; I’m sure without these my life would have derailed time and time again, especially after kids came along.

Did you read it?  What did you think?  I hope it was helpful for you.  Now for the hard part, how do you go about instilling these habits into your children?  And early on in life too? A few seem to be taking, but there is still a lot work to be done, always a lot of work…

Leigh

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Leigh Grigaliunas

Leigh Grigaliunas

Leigh is an owner and co-founder of School Hours Pty Ltd.Leigh's passion for helping others coupled with his desire to achieve a balance between raising children and earning a living, lead him to create School Hours Pty Ltd with his wife Yasmin.School Hours will be the place to go for Australian parents wanting to connect with progressive thinking, family friendly employers.
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