One of the greatest desires in life is to be happy, but what does it take to achieve happiness?
According to Dr Tim Sharp, Chief Happiness Officer of The Happiness Institute and official ambassador for The Life’s Good Project, all you have to do is practice a few simple disciplines, every day. These key happiness strategies encompass all parts of life, from health and wellbeing to relationships and positive thinking. So why not give them a go and start smiling on the inside today!
C = Clarity (of goals, direction and life purpose)
Happy people set clear goals and determine clear & specific plans to ensure
these goals become reality. So clarify your life plan now (because no one else
will do it for you!).
H = Healthy Living (activity & exercise, diet & nutrition, and sleep)
Health forms a crucial part of the foundation to happiness. It’s hard to be happy
if you’re literally sick & tired all the time. So do whatever you can to be healthy
and you’ll also boost your chances of being happy.
O = Optimism (positive but realistic thinking)
There’s no doubt that happy people think about themselves, others and the
world differently. Among other things, they search for more positives. The good
news is that this is something you can learn to do so start practicing now.
O = Others (the key relationships in your life)
Research strongly indicates that happy people have both more and better
quality relationships. So make sure you devote time to developing and fostering
your key relationships.
S = Strengths (your core qualities and attributes)
Rather than spending all their time trying to “fix” their “weaknesses”, happy
people spend more time identifying and utilising their strengths. Find out what
you’re good at and do it as much as possible.
E = Enjoy the moment (live in, and appreciate the present)
The past is history, tomorrow’s a mystery, and today’s a gift – that’s why they call
it “the present”. Live in the moment and enjoy life more.
So CHOOSE to be happy now!
Because life’s too short not to be happy.
For more information and to share your own Life's Good moment, visit the Life's Good Project Facebook page