The more stuff we have, the happier we are, right? Not so much. Research actually shows that only 10% of your happiness comes from your circumstances…the rest is up to you! While this may feel daunting, the good news is that even when things aren’t going the way you want them to, you have the power to help shape your emotions.
Noticing and being grateful for the big and small is a way you can find happiness each day. For two weeks, try thinking of three good or positive things you noticed and write them down. Start on the day of the week it is for you and fill out each day until you’ve completed one week, then move onto the next!
After the two weeks are up, take some time to reflect on the things you wrote down and think about ways you can continue to be aware of the positives in your life. Find this exercise and more on our website!
Want to learn more about the practice of gratitude? Sign up now for our upcoming webinar, “Gratitude: Focusing on the Positive,” on July 30th!