Do you walk naturally on the sunny side of the street? If not, don’t add it to your list of worries! You actually have the ability to increase your feelings of joy. It turns out that almost half of a person’s happiness quotient is controllable. Begin by practicing “be happy” techniques that will help you feel contentment day in and day out. One of our favorite happiness helpers: music! Listening to upbeat music can improve your mood. And while you’re tuned in, make it a point to focus on the positive. This winning combo — listening to your favorite upbeat music and consciously making the effort to feel cheerful — can improve your overall happiness in as few as two weeks. On the other hand, if you prefer peace and quiet, mindfulness meditation and the very act of focusing on what is happening right now can also make you happier. Whether you’re rockin’ out or chillin’ out, tap into those positive feelings and just smile.
“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” Barbara De Angelis