Friday, April 18, 2014


Lately I've been seeing articles on how to be Happy and it seemed like a cheerful exercise to bring them together in one spot. Not exactly news, but it must be on people's minds- what makes one happy or how can we be happier? Being the the present moment is one suggested answer. Having a task that keeps you occupied so your mind doesn't wander, this researcher found people are not as happy when their mind is drifting. 
 "When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment." Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

Once I read that the brain enters into a zone where you can really get into a deeper rest by doing certain activities that make you close off everything else- playing music, engaging in some form of art, probably  writing (not a grocery list, but your newest novel or personal diary), and reading. Any activity that takes you mentally "away". This is probably why staying engaged in an activity helps make one happy, also wandering thoughts are sometimes wild things that don't behave.

  If you want a more detailed and helpful tool this Infographic is great- I think worth going over several times
and printing out! Perhaps it is destined for my most important place- my refrigerator- the place to put the most important reminders for daily living! Infographic: Share Happiness

If you need a little help in the morning so you can start your day "Happy" then try some of these " Life Hacks" (a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way.):  These Ridiculously Simple Morning Hacks Will Help Set You Up For The Day

Happy Video by Pharrell Williams:

And finally if all else fails listen and watch this short version of his 24 hour video by Pharrell Williams called "Happy", sure to give you a smile!

Have a Very Happy Weekend!!!

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