Art of Happiness and Personal Development

10a2eaac-33ef-4a2e-8cc2-74e6fcaf7f71Are you happy with your life and how you have progressed in it? Do you allow negative destructive thinking to rule your life at worst or affect your happiness at best?

Do you forget why you want to achieve your aims and just get caught-up in the aim itself?
The true reason can be traced to one reason only – the desire to be happy.
When you forget the reason behind your efforts you tend to get caught up in the effort itself, instead of the rewards you seek.  If you have compromised your own happiness and the feeling of being happy is now alien to you then take heart for there is a very simple solution.

Start to redirect your focus back to the things that make you happy. Take inventory of your life and list all those things that truly make you happy. Allow yourself to fully experience the feelings of gratitude that you have while you perform this exercise.

Within a matter of a few days of practicing this, you will be in a better mental and emotional state to re-focus on your goals and your problems in life in general.

Revisit your goals and start by remembering why you set them in the first place. Feel the positive emotions that will be generated when you have achieved your aims and stay focused on those feelings. This is happiness; an emotion behind your desires.

Formulate a plan that will guide your life towards the things that you know will make you happy When you are sure of what you want and you have decided on a course of action to take you closer to those things then stay focused on the image of having them.

The key to being happy is your perspective and your focus. Every morning, use the first five minutes to think of things that you really feel grateful for. No matter how small these things may be, give thanks for them. Then recall events from your past that you are grateful for and give thanks for them. In the beginning you will recall many wonderful times and easily give thanks for them but after some time you will even recall seeming negative events and give thanks for them also. No matter how bad a situation was in the past you learned a lesson from it and it helped to make you the person you are today! Give thanks.

Then take ten minutes and focus on the things you want from life. Visualize your goals and evoke the positive emotions that achieving the goal will bring you. Once you have formulated these positive emotions and are feeling really good squeeze your first finger against your thumb and say “I am happy”. You are literally anchoring those positive emotions to the physical act of pressing you finger and thumb together. Do this everyday!

Remember: Stay Positive and Be Happy!

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