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

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Too busy to get happy?  Think Again. 4 Ways to Kickstart Happiness

Helping smart people and organizations communicate and lead forward smarter, faster and happier is what I do best    

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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 Here are Four Ways to Kickstart Happiness

Four Ways to Kickstart Happiness

Four Ways to Kickstart Happiness

1. Suspend disbelief:
Science tells us that there is no logical reason to explain how a bumblebee can fly. No way to understand the bumblebee’s aerodynamic capability.  And yet this small, winged insect has made flight a priority and defies logic every minute, every day flying from flower to flower. What does the unexplained flight of a bumblebee have to do with happiness?  Absolutely everything.  Happiness is very much like the bumblebee’s incredible ability to fly. It is not the product of our intellect.  It is something that we have to feel. It occurs when we suspend disbelief, disengage from intellect and feel with our heart.

2. Take time to be happy every day:
In the very busyness of the lives we have created, it is easy to reach a place and a personal space there is no joy.  When joy cannot enter our heart, when we have reached a dark place where we have lost touch with that which replenishes and restores our full passion, power and creativity, we have come to an apocalypse of self.  An apocalypse of self where we are so focused on doing, that we have forgotten how to be one with the seedbed of our possibility and personal power, we have lost touch with our ability to be happy.

3. Understand how your brain works:
 Your brain will retain what is important to you or what has an emotional trigger. Scientific research notes that 2 billion pieces of data come through our senses every second.  Our reticular activating system (RAS) then filters this data and tells our brain what information to pay attention to, what stimuli to focus on.  The RAS filters what we will load into our conscious mind according to three criteria:  1. Is the information important for our survival?  2. Is the information new or different?  3. Does the information have high emotional content for us?

4. Make happiness a  priority.   Just as the bumblebee wants to fly, each human being has a basic desire, an innate need to be happy.  True happiness cannot be purchased, bartered or bargained for.  Happiness comes from our heart; it starts by training our brain to recognize and emphasize what the heart already knows

1.  Happiness important for our survival, as it is the seedbed of inspiration and innovation.
2.  Happiness comes in new and different ways that can enlighten and engage us.
3.  Happiness is the emotion that holds the key to our true power.

No matter where you are, what you are doing, how you are feeling, you can retrain your brain to be happier. 
Yes, we can be like a bumble bee and create what we truly want.  Seize the day. Seize your personal power to reclaim an attitude of gratitude, an emotional pause that shouts loudly to the realm of possibility. Take time each day for a happiness moment.


More on Happiness?  YOU Betcha:
The Happiness Compendium
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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10 replies
  1. Irene Becker
    Irene Becker says:

    Thanks so much, Karlene. Yes, happiness is a choice. Retraining our brain, resetting default patterns so that we can not only understand what makes us happy, but prime our brains to be happy is an important, a pivotal coachable moment.

    A choice that is critical to health, longevity, optimization of our potential and that often elusive sense of purpose and fulfillment that is titanic for human beings.

    It is always wonderful to receive your comments, and I thank you so much.

    Very best! Irene

  2. Guido Kerkhof
    Guido Kerkhof says:

    Hi Irene, thanks for your interesting and positive post! I like the metaphor of the bumblebee 🙂

    Good to know that our brain can be primed to be happy which automatically increases vitality and health. There’s still a lot of retraining to be done though: in both profit and non-profit organizations a lot of people suffer from stress and burnouts…

    Choosing happiness by taking time each day for a happiness moment is indeed what it’s all about!

    Looking forward to your future posts!
    Best regards,

    • Irene Becker
      Irene Becker says:

      Hi Guido: Thank you so much for your very kind note. I hope that you had a chance to also browse the many links on happiness at the end of the post:)

      I agree it is good to know that we CAN prime our brain to be happy, and it is SO critical to learn this important skill. Yes, it means that we have to retrain, we have to develop NEW ways, NEW perspectives and strategies that help us optimize our potential..but, the imperative and ability to do so for most of us is very really, and so rewarding.

      Thank you for your wonderful comments.

      Very best, Irene

  3. Ivo
    Ivo says:

    Although we All know that “Happiness is not something ready made and it comes from our own actions”, we should think more about that and about the steps that should be taken from our side to approach Happiness each Day of our Life.
    Thank you Irene for that nice post. Have a Great and Happy Week, Ivo

    • Irene Becker
      Irene Becker says:

      Thanks, so much for your sage comments and reflections, Ivo. I am so glad that you enjoyed the post, and hope that you also read The Happiness Compendium as it is chock full of happiness tips and tools!

      Best, Irene


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