Because I’m happy… Really? It’s probably the most sought out thing on the planet; some find it (often not where they thought it would be) whilst it seems to evade others. And if you fall into that last category, in your pursuit of happiness there are 3 things to do daily to experience happiness in your life…
First Things First
Understand the power of Gratitude: it comes from the Latin word ‘gratus’, which means “thankful, pleasing”.
The beautiful thing about gratitude is that helps you realise just how much you have in your life already, often when you think or feel like you have nothing. The more gratitude you feel, the happier you get!
So What’s the Big Deal with Happiness?
Here are a few benefits to consider:
- Laura Kubzansky, HSPH associate professor of society, human development, and health carried out research: In a 2007 study that followed more than 6,000 men & women aged 25 to 74 for 20 years, she found that emotional vitality—a sense of enthusiasm, of hopefulness, of engagement in life, and the ability to face life’s stresses with emotional balance—appears to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- It has been observed that a person with joyful approach toward his work life possesses greater chances of getting promoted and earns more money.
- A happy mental state helps the body to release the “hormones of satisfaction” also known as “hormones of euphoria”. They further boost your happiness and make you feel better about yourself.
- A happy approach toward life eliminates fear, anxiety and stress.
And the list goes on & on (Check out research, happiness show and topyaps for more benefits)
So what are the 3 things you need to do?
Every day, preferably in the morning, take a few minutes to sit, relax and identify:
- 3 things to be grateful for in your personal life
- 3 things to be grateful for in your professional/career life
- 3 things you love about yourself
Do this every day and begin to notice the little things that bring you joy like walking the dog, soaking in the bath, having the house to yourself or getting to read a book. Happiness is not an exclusive feeling for ‘huge successes’, it is a feeling you can tap into right here, right now when you appreciate your life, right here, right now.
You don’t have to go too far in your pursuit of happiness, you just have to decide to be thankful for the small things and watch happiness blossom…
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
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