Five Habits of Happy People
1. Be a good listener
Give people your undivided attention when they’re talking to you and listen closely. Don’t allow yourself to be distracted by cell phones and hand computers. Pay attention to them. Almost no one these days has anyone that purely will just listen to him or her! This single key will make you sought after and draw new friends easily.
Strange we always think we need to know what to say! Mostly we need to know how to listen!
2: Be Positive
Find ways to redirect negative comments and look for positive things to say rather than be negative. If something negative is bothering you, then take a few moments and release those negative thoughts as in exercise two
3: Remember your successes.
We can always remember a time when we had a moment of glory! Savour and dwell on those moments of glory, these are your past success, and let you feel those positive feelings you learned from previous experiences.
To make these experiences rich and resourceful, remember the images, make the colors strong and bright, run them as a movie, now add a wonderful soundtrack together with great feelings. Now notice if there were any smells or tastes that went with these experiences. The more of your sensory system you use, the richer the resource becomes.
4: Have a role model?
Someone you admire or think seems to have it all together! Then see what they do, listen to how they talk, how they interact with others; notice the feelings you get when you are in their presence, and copy them! Consider handling things the way that successful person does!
5: Find Meaning
If you have a passion, follow it. Many of the world’s happiest people are those who have found a way to follow their dreams!
To get started, pick one goal and begin working on it right away. It might seem difficult or a little awkward at first, but with practice, you’ll soon improve your skills and reap the benefits of increased feelings of happiness in your own life!
Contact Kathy Welter, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-421-1722