If you want Happiness, you have to TAKE it.
A different feel than your usual Dalai Lama sort of approach, isn’t it?
Well…it’s because most of us aren’t the Dalai Lama.
We live in a different world than most of the Queens and Kings of Peace that we all respect so much.
And in this world…the squeeze in a quick exercise, the “got to catch up on my sleep”, the eat when you have the time world…you have to TAKE your Happiness.
Because nobody will give it to you.
Because it puts you in a constant cycle of seeking.
What’s better than “seeking”?
So here’s the question, “What kind of model will help me to ACQUIRE Happiness?”
It’s really not that complicated. The genius is in its simplicity.
The model that is going to serve you best is the one that shapes your observation and interpretation of this world with GRATITUDE.
…but how does one…gratitude?
It’s all about training your brain, and it’s easier than you think. Follow these four, simple exercises and train your brain to TAKE Happiness.
Change Your Lens
Most of us seek Happiness through success.
Nobody knows this, but it’s a dated and broken model.
Seeking Happiness through success is THE carrot on the end of the stick.
Are there any other models for Happiness?
Absolutely. In fact, you have the power and ability to create any model you like. It all depends on your “lens”.
Your lens is the way you observe and interpret this world, and scientists now know that we can change that lens.
It’s easier than you think.
With a few, simple brain training exercises, you can change your lens and develop a new model of Happiness. And please do…it makes the world a better place for allof us.
Let’s get you started with the quickest, simplest, and most entertaining exercise to help you change your lens and TAKE your new model for Happiness.
“Dear diary” will do wonders for your Happiness.
But we’re talking about a specific kind of journaling with one specific goal. That goal is to write about the single most enjoyable experience of your day- everyday.
Maybe you have a lot to write about this event, or maybe not that much at all. Either way, this simple exercise will help reshape the way in which you experience this world.
So write it down- everyday. “…the most enjoyable part of my day today was…blah blah blah”.
If you’ve never tried this before, you can’t imagine what it will do for you. It has the power to give people complete personality make overs. It has the power to improve personal productivity. It has the power to infect others.
Remember, the goal is to write “something” everyday- even if it’s just a few sentences.
When will I begin to see results?
You’ll feel a “big” change after four weeks.
If you can combine journaling with a few other brain training exercises, you’ll know more Happiness after four weeks than you’ve known since you were that kind in the candy store.
This is kind of a no brainer- physical exercise.
Yeah, everyone and their mother has told you to exercise more, but have they told you why?
It’s so that you can know the Truth of decision making.
In this digital world, consequences are rare. We can do, say, and watch anything imaginable with virtually zero consequences. The perceived power of decision making is getting watered down.
Exercise will make consequences real again, but think of them more as “pro-sequences”.
With a bit of exercise, you’ll look, feel, and act different. When you begin to observe these changes, you’ll think to yourself, “Wow…the decisions I make really do affect all parts of my life”.
And there you have it, do SOME exercise- no amount is too small.
Oh my, people sure do have all kinds of different ideas about what Meditation is and how to do it. It can be quite intimidating.
Here’s what you need to know about Meditation. It’s focus + intention. That’s it. Make an intention and focus on it. Consider a “healing, strengthening, or manifesting” intention and focus on it. Boom- you’re meditating! Hooray!
Here are X great articles on meditation to give you some interesting intention and focus combinations
- The Chakra Meditation That Deserves Your Attention
- Occupy Your Consciousness with the Full Body Meditation
- The Source Meditation That Pours into Everything
- A Sweet Little Meditation to Excite Your Confidence
Keep the ones you like, toss the ones you don’t.
Acts of kindness.
Be on the lookout for small, quick opportunities to help people.
Hold the door open for someone, pick up a piece of trash, thank someone for their efforts- stuff like this.
And here’s the banger, if you just so happen to be thinking of something nice about someone, stop what you’re doing and TELL THEM. It’s the shortest line to creating value that you’ll ever know- EVER.
There you have it. Four exercises that will help you to TAKE your Happiness.
As mentioned before, one of these exercises performed regularly for four weeks will yield great results. However, if all four exercises are performed regularly for four weeks, the results will yield tenfold.