Happiness is elastic.
Like a giant rubber band.
We experience happiness at different times, and some people are more happy than others. We know the reward mechanisms of the brain are reinforced when we do certain activities. And when we reinforce those behaviors, we can be happier. Some activities, such as mindfulness, are now being taught in MBA programs… so that people become more happy.
Here is step 3 of 5:
3. Take Notice.
Our awareness defines our reality. That fact may seem obvious, but the results are nothing short of spectacular.
Consider your current level of awareness in these ways:
- your internal physical state
- your emotional state
- the external weather
- the political climate in your home town
- who you listen to (new sources, influential people…)