The Happiness Compendium

The Happiness Compendium | One Post & 12 Happy Links

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© Irene Becker | | 3Q Leadership™ Blog

Here are the facts you need to know: The World Health Organizations forecasts that stress will be the major cause of disability in the world by 2020 Science confirms that optimization of our intellectual potential, health and wellness start with priming our brain to be happy. Learning to get happier, taking time to have happy moments during the day, is critical to your health, your wellness, your potential, your work…your life.

Emotional Gridlock or Happiness-Choose Wisely

Time wasted, tempers flaring, tempus fugit. Traffic jam. Gridlock.  We all know what that means…traffic has comes to a complete standstill.
Frustrated drivers and passengers sit on the road in their vehicles, unable to move forward or backward.  Sometimes they can see reason for the gridlock, often they cannot.  Standstill.  Imposed inertia.  What does gridlock have to do with happiness?  Nothing and everything.  Read on and find out.

Happiness is deceptively simply to achieve, and at the same time incredibly difficult to sustain because it requires us to transform the way we think, to get rid of beliefs that no longer serve us, to move past gridlock. Happiness is about self imposed energy and positive movement.  Emotional gridlock is all about self imposed inertia.  Finding happiness is about embracing gratitude and reclaiming our power to move forward with the commitment to appreciate each moment more than the last.  Gridlock is about being forced to stand still, to remain motionless, frustrated and held back.

While physical gridlock will pass, emotional gridlock is a silent killer.  It is an invisible demon that slowly creeps crawls into our life and destroys our ability to be happy.  It starts when we lose touch with who we are and what we want, it grows when we spend our days and nights dancing to another man’s drummer.  At its best, emotional gridlock will sap our creativity and innovation.  At its worst, it will suck up every ounce of happiness we have, insidiously, invisibly, consistently until inertia touches every aspect of our lives.

Moving past gridlock means having the tenacity and clarity to see past the blocks in the road, the personal traffic jams that we all face. 
It means making a life decision to let go of all the negative emotions and limiting beliefs that block our creativity, our energy, and our joie de vivre.  It means replacing road rage with faith, frustration with certainty, doubt with confidence and inertia with a passion to reclaim our dreams and our life.

Moving past emotional gridlock is a war, a battle that we each face every moment, every day, in every way. 
We can choose to be valiant warriors of joy and recognize that the greatest gridlock we face is not from other people, not from other cars, not from oncoming traffic, not from our work, our neighbors, our children, our colleagues, but from ourselves, from the fears that hold us back from being and doing all that we can be.  Get ready for battle, get ready to win. Make a list of the beliefs and thoughts that keep you in gridlock and start to throw them away with the courage that can set you free.

More on Happiness?  YOU Betcha

Too Busy to Get Happy? Think Again. 4 Ways to Kickstart Happiness 

 Ten Steps to a Happier More Successful You

 Happiness 101

 Get Happier Tip Sheet

 True Power True Happiness

Get Back On Track When You Have Hit a Wall

The Quality of Your Work and Life Self Test

Are Your Ears Open?

Rediscover Your Genius

Step Up

Constructive Discontent

The Pause


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