Get Happier Tip Sheet-7 Steps

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Get Happier Tip Sheet-7 Simple but Important Steps

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1.  Focus on the positive NOW, and in so doing retrain yourself to develop a attitude of gratitude no matter what.  Restart now by noticing the small miracles that surround you.  Pay attention, see the miracle of life and watch miracles grow.

2.  Get Flexible.  Remember a strong tree bends to a strong wind but it never breaks.  Angry, frustrated, scared?  Your reptilian brain, your amygdala has a 5 second window, an automatic trigger that will put you into fight of flight mode when upset.  Take five seconds to reset.  Focus on only the positive for five seconds and watch your negative emotions lose their power.

3. Learn to love and appreciate your mistakes.  The world has changed.  In order to succeed we all need to fail forward faster and more than ever before.  Commit to seeing your failures with new eyes.  Eyes that help you see the positive lesson.   Remember the greatest lessons we can learn, the most important insights we will have are often hidden in our failures.

4.  Get rid of the “GOO” (“good opinion of others”) and focus on your inner voice, inner wisdom and joy. Focus on all that makes you unique and special.  Be grateful for your strengths and attributes.  Savor them, enjoy them!    KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU TRULY HAPPY and share this with someone you care about.

5.  Keep your dreams alive.  Dream without self-conciousness, dream loudly, dream boldly…do not let your dreams gather dust.  Happiness starts from inside out!  Take time each day to stop doing and to start dancing with your dreams.

6.  Create your own personal mantra; use it to ignite the passion, purpose, potential and happiness inside.   Choose words which make your heart, mind and soul sing with joy.  Repeat these words to yourself on a daily basis, or post them on a post it note on your bathroom mirror.

7. Give and share something every day. Relationships are the flowers of our personal and professional growth and success.  Fertilize and water your flowers daily.   Share happiness with someone else every day!

Remember, there are no ordinary moments.  Life is a gift only you can  choose to use or spend.


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6 replies
  1. Linda Samuels
    Linda Samuels says:

    This is a wonderful post, Irene. You’ve focused on all the essential points for happiness and success. #2-Get Flexible, spoke to me especially so. As an organizer, I’m always working with that balance between chaos and perfection. Flexibility is the key component for negotiating that ever changing landscape.

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    • Irene Becker
      Irene Becker says:

      Hi Linda: Thank you SO much! Ah, organizers are SO critical, but the great ability to organize comes with a double edged sword, as does everything. Being flexible, learning not to be your best in the moment rather than striving for perfection is so important. And, it is difficult because you are an innate perfectionist who has a very admirable and valuable gift for organization. Caveat, it is possible to retain work excellence while building great flexibility.

      Very best! Irene

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  2. Martina
    Martina says:

    Irene,

    I think you have hit the nail squarely on the head with your reccomendations for getting happier. Once we can get rid of all the clutter and noise, rise above our reptilian reactive brain, and respond to our inner voice, everything else makes sense.

    Once we know who we are, and can hear our own heartbeat, the other steps, like letting go of opinions of others, improving our flexibility and giving back fall into perfect alignment.

    Flexibility also helps me keep an open mind. This is important when other people are involved in projects.

    Great post!

    Martina
    @martinamcgowan

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    • Irene Becker
      Irene Becker says:

      Martina,

      Thank you so much for your sage comments and appreciation for the importance of this topic. Apologies for the delay in responding, as I had tech problems at this end.

      Ah, learning to rise about our reptilian or reactive brain is one of my areas of focus and passions in terms of my coaching work. The ability to really reset the default pattern, to retrain our brains is available to most of us and so critical! I call this skills “constructive discontent. Hope to write an entire post on the subject in near future.

      Thank you again for your wonderful comments and sage input, Dr. M

      Best! Irene

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