“Make happiness the priority!”
– Barry Neil Kaufman
Be happy NOW! Make happiness your priority. It sounds so easy in theory, but not always easy in practice.
Why should happiness be the priority anyway? Well if we are to believe recent studies, it is consistently shown that happy people are more fulfilled, relaxed, and peaceful, even in this not so optimistic economic climate. Happier people have greater opportunities, better health, deeper friendships, more success, and so on. So the bigger question would be, why would we NOT make happiness the priority?
So let’s say we do make happiness the priority, HOW do we get happy? Well if you Google Happiness, there are over 78 million results! Millions of blogs, sites, videos and posts just on happiness. Dr. Happy (Tim Sharp) out of Australia sends out a weekly newsletter and has a great site:
I’ve adapted the following from Dr. Happy:
C – Clarity of purpose and life direction! – Make life goals, and then make smaller goals for all you do. Focus on Happiness!
H – Healthy living! Choose to eat well and stay active. Focus on Happiness!
O – Optimism! Yes optimism can be learned and achieved. Focus on Happiness!
O – Others! – Stay connected to people! Put attention on your key relationships. Focus on Happiness!
S – Strengths! – Identify your strengths and utilize them! Use your strengths to serve the planet. Focus on Happiness!
E – Enjoy the moment! Live in the moment and appreciate the moment – show gratitude for all you have. And CHOOSE to focus on Happiness!
Another great resource comes from The NZ Association of Positive Psychology. A 7 week program designed to be done online – every Tuesday for 7 weeks – thus named: The Tuesday Program:
Please let me know what you think of The Tuesday Program– (you can leave a comment by clicking on the speech bubble at the top of this post.)
And I’d love to hear about any of your own stories about Choosing Happiness.
And as always, thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.