Celebrate L.I.F.E.: Laugh daily, Invest in happiness, Focus on joy, Envision a better tomorrow
Repeat after me: never start a new tradition during any holiday season! 😦
I must apologize for not posting this the day I actually posted my third installation of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign. Life does get in the way, but even though it gets in the way of our planned moments, it should always be celebrated, which is what I have been doing for the holiday season. 😀
As I have been doing, Dear Bloggites, I encourage you to join me on my journey and Celebrate L.I.F.E. with these simple habits: Laugh daily, Invest in happiness, Focus on joy, & Envision a better tomorrow.
Laugh daily: This is a fairly simple concept, yet so many people forget to do it. Laughing helps release those much needed endorphins that help a person feel good and relax. People take life so seriously and are in such a rush they forget to realize living is a treasure to experience and laughter the compliment to that treasure. When you are make it a point to laugh during the worst of times, you will find that those bad times are not too overwhelming to deal with. I always choose to laugh and dance through life rather than cry and mope. Remember, Laughter is contagious just like negativity. Which do you think is better?
Invest in happiness: Here is a strange concept, how do you invest in happiness? Happiness is not a tangible item that brings money in…or is it? Happiness is a tangible item that very well may affect your income. Think about people you know in your circle of friends who have success in their careers? What are some similar qualities they possess? I bet the majority of them are happy people in their personal lives. Happiness is a trait that helps swing the vote in companies that are looking to promote employees, especially into upper management positions. That old adage we all know, “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar” resonates with this theory of happiness. People are drawn to happy people because when you are a happy person, you become more approachable. Investing in happiness on a daily level not only helps improve your mind, heart, & soul it extends to all other aspects of your life.
Focus on joy: There is a distinct difference between Joy and Happiness. Happiness is a fleeting emotion, determined by circumstances whereas Joy is a constant emotion, no matter what circumstances you are facing. Even though the two emotions go hand in hand, focusing on joy helps you see the wonderful things in your life even during the hard times. This habit is very hard to do because it is during the hard times that you can truly see all that you have to be joyful about. Joy in life is an inner glow that never shuts off and in many cases may be the guiding force you have to get you through a situation. Focusing on joy is a wonderful exercise to put you in the humble state of mind called appreciation.
Envision a better tomorrow: Egad! Have I just requested a habit from you that requires having a hope in the future! Yes, Dear Bloggites, I have! When a person can envision a want or desire, they usually find it easier to obtain. If you take the time at the end of your day and envision what you would like to achieve the next day, you help psych yourself to make that vision of tomorrow happen. I encourage you to envision not only tomorrow, but a better tomorrow than your current day you are having. By taking the time at the end of each day and envision a better tomorrow, you will be one step ahead of a positive outcome for any challenges that may be faced tomorrow.