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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Choosing Happiness

Our 10 ways to consciously choose happiness!  from Shareen Richter, Laughter coach

1. Choose to be the best YOU can be. – Give it your all in everything you do, commit to your goals, and don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Never try to be better than anyone else, but never stop trying to be the best you can be. 
2. Choose to be around the right people – Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like minded.  Relationships should help you, not hurt you.  Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.  Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.  Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. 
3. Choose to focus on what you have, not on what you haven’t – When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value.  Being grateful for the goodness that is already evident in your life will bring you a deeper sense of happiness.  And that’s without having to go out and buy or acquire anything new. 
4. Choose a good attitude – Instead of looking how far we've come, we tend to look at how far we still have to go. Remember, life is a journey, not a destination.  This moment, like every moment, is a priceless gift and an opportunity.  Be positive, smile, and make it count.  Pretend today is going to be great.  Do so, and it will be.  A great attitude always leads to great experiences.
5. Choose to smile more often – A smile is a choice, not a miracle.  Don’t wait for people to smile but rather show them how!.  A genuine smile makes you and everyone around you feel better.  The simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you’re happy.  And when you’re happy, your body pumps out all kinds of feel-good endorphins. Sm


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