How to be happy
If you want to be happy then there are strategies to become more happier says Birmingham based hypnotherapist and NLP Trainer Debbie Williams
“People with high happiness set-points are human just like the rest of us. They don’t have special powers, an extra heart or X-ray vision. They just have different habits.”- Marci Shimoff, ‘Happy for No Reason, 7 steps to being happy from the inside out.’
Simple happiness strategy number 1
Fitting five minutes into our daily lives to think about what is going well is a simple habit that can make a huge difference to our well-being.
American psychologists Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough conducted a research study which supported this statement.
They asked one group of participants to keep a journal of things that they were grateful for, while other groups were asked to write about neutral subjects or their daily hassles.
Ten weeks later, those who kept a journal of positive things tended to: exercise more, report fewer physical problems, show more optimism towards the upcoming week, and generally feel better about their lives.
Furthermore, they were more likely to offer emotional support or practical help to someone in need, while also being more enthusiastic, determined and energetic in achieving their own significant goals.
The findings of this research study aren’t surprising: taking time to appreciate one’s fortunes is the complete opposite of replaying negative thoughts, which puts one at a greater risk of depression. Thus this research reminds us of the importance of not only decreasing negative thoughts, but also increasing the positive.
How can I be happier?
So to achieve a happier healthier mind, at any point in the day where I have five spare minutes, I could sit down and look back over the day, remembering positive things that occurred as I do so.
For example, when my son ( Debbie Williams) was so proud to be praised for using his knife and fork he exclaimed “Forky! Forky! Forky!” which made me laugh so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
Focus on the positives
By focusing on positive events, you can experience the happiness associated with it, and feeling happier gives you a greater chance of being productive and willing to challenges. This is a straightforward exercise that can be done at any point during the day, and can instantly improve your mood.
NLP the owners manual for your mind ?
Take control of your mind, emphasise the positives and you will have a happier, healthier mind. If you want some extra help or to find out about NLP then;
You can download a free stop worrying NLP hypnosis download from Debbie Williams you will receive free monthly life coaching emails helping you to stay on track with your goals.