Keeping Emotionally Balanced During Physically Challenging Times – Part 4/7

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Part 4:  What Makes Your Heart Sing?

11What puts a smile on your face? What makes you want to move, dance and sing? As adults, happiness, and the things that make us happy, are not always a top priority, though they should be. I often encourage my clients, to make a list of everyday things, no matter how small, that make them happy. Such a list might include the simple pleasures of relaxing in a hot bath or being silly with friends. Or maybe happiness for you is sharing a sunset with someone you love or performing random acts of kindness. Whatever makes your heart sing, write-it-down. After you’ve compiled your list (which undoubtedly will change and grow as you do), see if there are any elements that all of your happiness-generating activities have in common. While the similarities may not be immediately apparent, they can provide valuable insights as your list and life experiences grow.

While everyone’s list may be different, one thing is for sure: joy is contagious. Science has shown that molecules in your body actually react differently to the energy of joy than to that of gloom, doubt or pain. Being around truly happy people enhances our own capacity for happiness. The more you discover and manifest your own joy, the more joyful experiences and people you will attract.

Participating in your own happiness not only makes you a happier person, it also makes you courageous. Being happy, especially in a world full of sadness, is not always easy. It can be difficult to keep a smile on your face and joy in your heart, especially around negativity. Though the more you create happiness within your own life and in the lives of others the more prone to feeling positive you will be. While I know no one can be happy all the time, your happiness list is a tool you can use to remind and reconnect you to what brings you joy!

Be Well ~ Melinda

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