Success is not the key to happiness
Paying tribute to small moments of happiness throughout your day imprints them on your memory, making your life richer, easier and more colorful.
Often we don't slow down enough to savor the bits of happy scattered throughout our days. Those all add up to happiness. Happiness is not some rosy high you walk around in all day like a fog. It is appreciating the small joys and even the mundane in your daily life.
One way to increase your happiness is to become aware of all the little things that bring you joy and to look for joy in unexpected places. Taking the time to do this will not only have a great positive affect on you but will cause a positive ripple effect to everyone around you.....Don't be surprised if a few people come up to you and say "I want what you're having"......
A great way to sustain greater happiness is to keep a happiness journal, and write down bright moments that happened during your day. See if you can find happiness while doing things you don't enjoy too, like driving in traffic, waiting in lines or doing a mundane chore..... Studies have shown that people who keep a journal and write about their happy times or can find happiness in an unexpected tasks, experience an overall happier outlook than those who don't, for them life is richer and easier too.
Medical studies say that the physical act of smiling releases hormones and enzymes that make you feel good. If you created your own list of smile-inducing tidbits to revisit regularly, could you generate more smiles and increase your happiness quotient?
Why not use your notes app. in your phone to jot down joyful moments throughout your day.
You will be amazed at how truly happy you can be all day long.
Give it a try and watch your happiness increase exponentially.
Here is to your Increasing and sustaining your happiness!
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.