Feel Good Friday: 6 Simple Secrets to Happiness

Everybody loves Fridays. In the west, we know it means the weekend is coming. And, in many other cultures, it actually begins the first day of the weekend as is the case in the Arabian gulf and other parts of North Africa, for example. No matter how you slice it, Friday pretty much is a good-news day. Keeping the theme of “feeling good” alive, let’s go over some fun, funky, and unique ways you can incorporate more yumminess into your life by unlocking the secrets to harmonious happiness in the tips below.

 

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If you want to become happy, be. -Leo Tolstoy

6 Simple Secrets to Happiness

  1. Wake up your brain. Many people feel groggy and lethargic after waking up in the morning. And, this feeling of sluggishness can carry through to the rest of the day. Many try to combat this fatigue with several cups of coffee but would you believe this is not necessary? All you have to do is brush your teeth with your non-dominant hand! Your brain is not accustomed to brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand and therefore must laser-in and truly focus. This extreme concentration wakes up the brain and gets you feeling more “in” your body. Give it a try for a few days and notice the difference: You will feel more alert and awake which will give you more power throughout the day.
  2. Schedule time each day to do something spontaneous. Blocking out an hour or two (in your calendar) for free/play time ensures you will create the space to do something zany, wild, fun and/or new each day. This perks you up, boosts the spirit and reduces stress.
  3. Remember recess. As a kid we had favorite games, activities, daydreams and exercises we freely participated in each day. And, most of us loved doing these things at recess. Draw upon your favorite kid activities and do them each day. Whether it is coloring, painting, playing dress-up, hide-and-seek or just plain doodling, get to it. You’ll feel younger, happier and more joyful.
  4. Write down 5 things you adore about yourself. Keep a “self” journal to “contain” all the things you absolutely love about yourself. Start each day by re-reading past journal entries, as well as, writing in new passages about your prized talents, abilities, skills, mindset and achievements. You will feel like a winner and have more confidence.
  5. Stop self-bullying. Tune into how you talk to yourself each day. Notice the threads of statements you make and have some affirmations at-the-ready to combat bully-talk. (Don’t know what affirmations are? Contact me and I will share with you how they can increase your happiness factor.) Write down the negative bullying comments you make to yourself so you can recognize what they sound like and how often you say them to yourself. Practice turnaround statements by thought-stopping and replace abusive self-statements with positive opposing statements of success. (Not sure how to do turnaround statements—email me and I will show you how.)
  6. Sweet tooth linger. If you have a favorite dessert or candy, you don’t have to cut it out of your diet. Simply take a bite of that delicious goodness and let it sit in your mouth. Savor the flavor and curb the urge to overeat. You get the best of both worlds: eating what you’d like without overdoing it.

 

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As always, thank you so much for being part of the Extreme Dream community—you make this place so much better! That’s it for today’s blog but I’d love to hear from you on suggested topics you’d like to read about here at the Extreme Dream blog so drop me a line at Laurie@ExtremeDreamTraining.com.

 

In the meantime, make it a Feel-Good-Friday!

I’d love to hear what you thought of these 6 Simple Secrets I’ve been practicing with my loved ones, on myself and with my Life Coaching clients here in the comments section at the Extreme Dream blog. I always do my best to respond to each and every comment so please don’t be shy! Also, I encourage you to make somebody else’s Friday feel good by sharing this post with them. Sharing is indeed caring. :-)

 

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Have a fab Friday and hugs from Holland,

 

Laurie, Certified Life Coach, Master Reiki Practitioner, Certified Law of Attraction Expert, EFQM Assessor

www.ExtremeDreamTraining.com

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About Laurie Santos

Owner and Founder of Extreme Dream Training. Certified Life Coach, Master Reiki Healer, Certified Law of Attraction Expert, Certified EFQM Assessor. Surfer, expat, lover of animals, poetry and silence.

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