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Jun 23, 2017

Daily Practices for Creating Happiness

  • Don't believe everything you think
  • Let go of belief patterns that do not serve you
  • See negative thoughts as merely byproducts of the Velcro phenomenon, and just let them go
  • Register positive thoughts more deeply and take time to savor positive experiences 
  • Look into your own eyes every morning and take time to appreciate yourself
  • Have the daily intention to seek out and notice all the good around you 
  • Instead of forcing yourself into positive thoughts that don't feel true, gently lean your mind each day toward thoughts that make you feel happier
  • Stop feeling sorry for yourself
  • Turn on the feeling of love in your heart by sending loving energy to any and all people around you, including yourself
  • Write a gratitude list 
  • Upon waking, set an intention to have a great day; this will set the tone for the day ahead
  • Let go of anger and resentment 
  • Practice forgiveness
  • Practice compassion
  • Commit to laughing 5 minutes everyday, even if you have to force it
  • Pray
  • Meditate
  • Fill your body with white light
  • Smile at strangers
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Stay well hydrated
  • Exercise
  • Go to bed by 10 PM
  • When feeling anxious, take 5 deep belly breaths
  • Avoid slumped posture and sit up straight
  • Accept all in your life exactly as it is right now and trust the universe is here for you
  • Cultivate a feeling of reverence and gratitude for this amazing journey called life
Happiness is akin to a muscle. Any of these exercises, when used consistently, will make it stronger. Doing more than one of these is not even necessary. Just pick the one that calls to you the most and do it daily. Committing to a happiness practice over weeks, months and years is what makes all the difference. With patience and consistency, anyone can raise their happiness set-point and enjoy a happier and healthier life.

From Dr. Stanislaw