Be Happy Today

By: Gloria Marie

Sensational Sunday   Be Happy Today

Every Sunday the Single, Happy, and Strong Blog will have an exercise for you to do.  This is a wonderful way to start a new week; to reflect, grow, and begin a shift in your life.  This week we are going to be happy and practice some techniques that allow you to change your mood.

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You have a choice whether or not to be happy today.  Things may go wrong for you.  Your car may run out of gas.  Someone may say something unkind to you. You may receive a bill that was unexpected.  Life is not meant to be perfect. But, you can control whether you feel happy.  This is a deep happiness that remains evan when life brings problems.

 

This happiness is being grateful when you wake up to a new day.  Happiness allows your energy to flow.  When you are unhappy, do you feel tightness in your chest?  Maybe around your heart area?  This is the constriction of your energy and that may be the first sign to stop and allow your energy to flow.  You can make a conscious decision to remain happy.  The more you relax and are aware of the flow of energy, the more you can change it.

Today, make the decision to be happy.  We are meant to enjoy life.  Tell yourself that no matter what happens, you will not close your energy.  If you begin to fell the tightness: meditate, do affirmations or whatever will get you out of that space.

Some days and some events are harder to deal with and will require more work on your part.  If you are having trouble feeling happy, try one of the suggestions below. Change your energy; the more you are aware of it the quicker you will be able to change.

Try One of These Techniques:

  1. Go for a short walk.
  2. Pray.
  3. Meditate.
  4. Sit down and take 5 deep breaths. Concentrate on the breath going in and out.
  5. Affirmations – write several down and say them out loud.
  6. Read an inspirational quote or book.
  7. Spend a few minutes thinking about what brings you joy.
  8. Close your eyes and visualize a location that brings you peace and happiness.
  9. Watch an inspiring video on uTube.
  10. Walk outside and be grateful for this incredible world we live in.

Have you made the commitment to be happy?

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