It is not the
external world that needs to change in order for you to be happy, it is the lens through which you SEE your world that needs to change.
the 21 day happiness challenge
How does it work?
Thanks to positive psychology researchers, data confirms that YES we can retrain our brain to scan the world for positivity instead of negativity. This in turn rewires us, thus changing the lens through which we see and experience reality.
CHANGE YOUR LENS - CHANGE YOUR WORLD
Do these 4 things each and every day for the next 21 days.
1. Daily thank you note
Before you start your morning emails or texts, send a sincere thank you note or love note to someone, whether it's a co-worker, or your cousin Jerry.
2. Journal daily about a positive experience
It can be anything- a genuine smile that the grocery clerk beamed at you, an awesome hug from your kid. The key is to write about something with sincerity. And if you can't write it down, make it a dinnertime ritual and tell it to your dinner companion.
3. Meditate every day
Don't complicate it. Just sit down and breathe. Even if only for 5 minutes, Meditate. every. single. day. See resources below if you really need help with this one!
4. Daily gratitude journal
I know, I know. You are sick of hearing about 'gratitude practices'. But here's the deal: THEY WORK!! Every day write about 3 new things that you are sincerely grateful for. It can be as simple as the sky looking especially beautiful.
Shawn Achor's Ted Talk on Happiness
Yoga and meditation classes