Give Yourself the Gift of Happiness

Updated: Jun 20, 2019

In this season of giving the pressure to give the perfect gift can cause unbearable stress. However, one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones is the gift of being happy.

A life of happiness can be cultivated by practicing a few practical exercises. I have outlined a list below to help you begin cultivating a life of happiness for yourself. Here is a brief list of things you can do to help give yourself the gift of happiness. Click on the links to see original blog articles on each item.

Know Your Purpose -

By understanding your purpose you can build a life you desire and find joy and fulfillment by understanding how the work you are doing relates to your purpose.

Take 100% Ownership of your life - Accept that you are in control of your thoughts and your emotions and you can begin to change where you are mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and financial.

Become Self-Aware -

Understand yourself and how you react to various situations or emotional triggers.

Have a positive mindset -

See problems as potential learning processes rather than just another hill to climb

Invest in Relationships -

Build and maintain good friendships and family relationships

Maintain perspective -

Keep mole hills, mole hills

Nurture positive self perception -

Emphasize the things we do well and be kind to ourselves

Take time to recharge -

By taking regular breaks, routinely leaving work on time and taking vacations we can maintain emotional wellness.

Create a positive environment -

Use music as powerful tool to create a positive environment for your emotional state.

Practice Smiling -

When you're upset you can force a smile, soften your voice, and literally change your emotional state.

Develop an attitude of gratitude -

Of all the attitudes a person can acquire, the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life changing.

Make Time for Exercise -

Exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health

Dave Quinn, CEcD is Chief Inspiration Officer for and President of City Services for Day One Experts, an economic development consulting firm specializing in economic development consulting to companies, communities, and organizations. If you'd like to set up a time to visit with Dave about possible speaking engagements or to find out more about becoming a member of the Day One family click here to set up a 30-minute discovery call.

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