“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be” said Abraham Lincoln. I have experienced few strategies that work like the magic to paint happiness and am sharing four of them.
1) PLAY BACK: Go back 5 years in the past and find happy moments. Play them and replay them. Then go back 10 years in the past and find your happy moments. Play them and replay them in your mind. This will uplift your mood and also improve your MEMORY.
2) SMILE: Every odd hours of your day such as 7, 9, 11. Stop and smile for a minute. Repeat this exercise three times at the clock of every odd hour.
3) PINCH a PENCIL: Pinch a pencil in your lips across and hold it with your teeth so that your lips corners are stretched. Maintain the posture for a minute or two.
4) GRATEFUL AND GRATITUDE: Before going to sleep write down your gratitude list and what are you grateful for the day. Practice it for next 7 days and your mood will lift up. Practice it for next 14 days and you will begin supporting a grin. Practice it for next 21 days and you will wear a permanent smile on your face. Gratitude is a very powerful emotion and it wipes out negative emotions out of your life style such as sadness, unhappiness, resentment, jealousy and so on.
It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU. Hence practice the above four principles and be happy