Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Habits 1

Every now and then, we will review some easy techniques, based on earlier posts, that you can use to help reset your homepage. Here are a few we have already identified. The references to steps come from the list of 10 Steps to Finding Your Happy Place posted Feb. 3.

The reminder phrases are just that–reminders. If you find other words more helpful, then use them. The idea is to catch ourselves in habits we want to change and have some reminder phrases that we can recall quickly to get us back to our happy place homepage.

Step 1. Give yourself permission to be happy.

When you become aware that you are resisting happiness, remind yourself, “Fun is good.”

Step 3. Give up the delusion of control.

When you sense your anxiety rising because things are not turning out the way you planned, take a deep breath and say to yourself, “The life-span of the butterfly is precisely the right length.”

Step 7. Practice compassion.

As you go through your day, notice people. Remind yourself that the person you are noticing might be Jesus. Send a silent greeting to each person you notice, Namaste.

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