PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT... EVEN WHEN IT COMES TO HAPPINESS
"Have you found happiness?”
Whenever I hear this question, I wonder why happiness is being treated like a lost set of car keys.
When we talk about “finding” happiness, it says that we think happiness is something we should look for.
The truth is that happiness is something we must BUILD.
It turns out, happiness emerges when you build a certain set of skills – things like positivity, resilience, and mindfulness.
If you develop these skills, you will experience more happiness.
And, if you practice them enough... they’ll become automatic.
What do I mean by "automatic"?
Well, think back to when you learned to ride a bike. It was really hard at first, right? But when you ride a bike now, you just do it... automatically... with out a lot of effort.
This is what can happen with happiness... when you practice the right skills.
You won't have to work at "finding" happiness anymore. It'll just exist.
How is this possible?
Well, it’s really quite simple.
You see, the thing about the brain is that it’s got a lot to do, and it works really hard.
When you do something a lot, your brain makes it's job easier by creating shortcuts to save time and energy.
So when you practice happiness, you're basically telling your brain, "Hey brain, I plan on feeling this way a lot. Automate it!"
Then you've just trained your brain to automatically respond with happiness, joy, and positivity!
Now the hard part. How do you practice, practice, practice the right skills?
As a start, check out my FREE guide: 5 Steps to make Positivity, Resilience, and Mindfulness automatic.
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In this activity, you practice using your imagination to generate happiness.
In this activity, you clarify what aspects of happiness you value most.