Sometimes you don’t need a major life overhaul or even a vacation to enjoy a positive shift in your life. Today, I want to share three simple ways to experience more happiness and be a source of it for those around you.
1. Take a moment.
Just a moment for you to set the tone, take a deep breath or to think about what you are going to say. There’s so much you can do (and avoid doing) just by taking a simple pause.’
2. Choose compassion.
There is not one among us who doesn’t want to scream at the driver, growl at mum or dad or tell a partner exactly how you feel about their snide comment. Instead of meeting salt with more salt (or worse, fire with fire) try and see the person with compassionate eyes. Give a backstory for a second. Maybe that woman in the market has just found out that she is going to lose her job and is lost in her thoughts or your mum simply forgot that she told you to grab wine on the way home and would be embarrassed if you let her know.
3. Give happiness
This one is going to be an interesting challenge for all of you as I guarantee the more you give, the more you will receive and it will become your go-to on down days. Make a promise to yourself to “give happiness” to at least 3 people each day. When you see the sad friend or the lonely neighbor, give them a smile or drop off flowers for no reason. You’ll become addicted to how good it feels, I swear.