A recent study found that individuals who started each day with 3 happy thoughts or positive affirmations were on average happier than those who did not. So…what are your 3 ‘happys’ for the day?
I’m happy today because I’m currently sitting outside on my balcony in beautiful 75 degree weather, it’s flip flop season, and my bike should be ready at the bike shop on Thursday!
If you are having trouble thinking of 3 simple things that bring you joy than maybe it’s time to re-evaluate other things in your life. Are you happy in your job, your relationship, in the life you’re building? Are there things you think need improvement? Well then make that your happy thought! For example if your relationship has you feeling down you could say, ‘I haven’t felt as connected to my spouse lately so I’m going to plan a date night for this weekend.’ Presto, happy in the making! Sometimes all you need to do is tweak one thing to improve your mood. Don’t try to climb the mountain until you master the mole hill.
This is a picture from one of my happiest moments: Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival