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12 actionable ideas to be happy right now

  1. 1. 12ACTIONABLEIDEAS TO BEHAPPYRIGHT NOW!LAUNCHYOURGENIUS.COM
  2. 2. “!" #$% &#pr%()%%*&)+ &, % ")-. ./r 0&f"—% b" *(pp.—&%’, (00 %*(%#(%%"r,.” ― A/1r".H"pb/r)
  3. 3. WHAT MAKES YOUHAPPY?
  4. 4. Do you believe that true happiness is sometimes hardto find and difficultto experience?
  5. 5. H"r" (r" ( f"w(2%&)(b0" &1"(,%*(% #&+*% (,,&,%./!
  6. 6. #1. Change your Perspective ofHappiness: Switch the Formula“H(pp&)",, &, )% ,#"%*&)+ r"(1. #(1".I% 2#", fr# ./r w) (2%&),.” ― H&,H0&)",, !" XIV%* D(0(& L(#(
  7. 7. FORMULA: WORK HARD, BECOMESUCCESSFUL, HAVE A DREAMLIFE...BECOME HAPPY
  8. 8. “!" )0. prb0"# &, %*(% %*&, fr#/0( &,br3"). If ,/22",, 2(/,", *(pp&)",,, %*") "v"r."#p0."" w* +"%, ( pr#%&), "v"r. ,%/1")%w* r"2"&v", () (22"p%()2" 0"%%"r, "v"r.)" w**(, (22#p0&,*"1 ( +(0 f (). 3&)1 ,*/01 b"*(pp.. B/% w&%* "v"r. v&2%r., /r +(0p$%, f,/22",, 3""p +"%%&)+ p/,*"1 4r%*"r ()1 4r%*"r/%, , %*(% *(pp&)",, +"%, p/,*"1 v"r %*"*r5).”- S*(w) A2*r, H(pp&)",, r","(r2*"r()1 (/%*r f : !" H(pp&)",, A1v()%(+".
  9. 9. Research from the field of positive psychology andneuroscience has shown that Happinesscomesbefore Success! 
  10. 10. Being optimisticand happy fuel theengine thatdrives successand achievement
  11. 11. The new formula:Happiness comesfirst, and thensuccess follows...
  12. 12. I),%"(1 f “1 ,#"%*&)+,*(v" r (2*&"v" ,/22",, ()1b" *(pp.,” 2*()+" &% % “b"*(pp. )w, 1 (2%&), fr#%*(% p"r,p"2%&v" ()1 *(v",/22",,.”
  13. 13. #2. Drop Away the Stress“I pr#&," ./ )%*&)+ &, (, 2*(%&2 (, &%,""#,. N%*&)+ &, wr%* ./r *"(0%*.N%*&)+ &, wr%* p&,)&)+ ./r,"0f &)%,%r",,, ()6&"%., ()1 f"(r.” ― S%"v"M(r(b0&
  14. 14. Stress floods the body with “fight or flight”response hormones and chemicals.
  15. 15. Happiness and positive psychology researcherProfessor Martin Seligman’s formula for Happiness:INHERITED SET POINT + CIRCUMSTANCES OF LIFE+FACTORS UNDER VOLUNTARY CONTROL
  16. 16. Choosing not to stressout about thingsexcessively falls underthe category of factorsunder our voluntarycontrol.
  17. 17. Becomeaware oftheninjastressin yourlife
  18. 18. Choose to release the stress by not engaging withthe incessant worry. Move around, shake your hands,breathe deeply or anything else that releases yourstress.
  19. 19. Increase the incidenceof relaxing, soothing andcalming experiences.
  20. 20. #3. Understand Your Sphere ofInfluence and Your Realm of Control“P"p0" (r" -/,% (, *(pp. (, %*".#(3" /p %*"&r #&)1, % b".” ―Abr(*(# L&)20)
  21. 21. Each of us has a sphere of influenceand act within our realm of control.
  22. 22. The events and circumstances within the realm ofcontrol and influenceare the ones thatwe can make a difference on.
  23. 23. Outside the realm of control is the realm uponwhich we may have no direct control...we have nodirect and immediate control on the weather andthe global economy.
  24. 24. Understand whichevents are withinyour realm of controland which events liebeyond.
  25. 25. TAKE ACTION WITHIN YOUR REALM OFCONTROL!
  26. 26. “B" %*" 2*()+" ./w()% % ,"" &) %*"wr01.”- M(*(%#(G()1*&
  27. 27. #4. How Important are Sleep andRest to Your Happiness,Productivity and Creativity?
  28. 28. Research done in sleep researcher Sara Mednick’s lab has shownthat taking a nap for an hour prevents the performance declinethroughout the day that is present even in well-rested people.
  29. 29. In another study by Mednick’s group, People who took a napincreased their creativityby an astonishing 40%when compared to the non-nap control.
  30. 30. MORE SLEEP AND NAPS=MORECREATIVITY+ HIGHERPERFORMANCEAND...MOREHAPPINESS!
  31. 31. “!" )0. %*&)+ %*(% r"(00. #(%%"r, &)0&f" (r" ./r r"0(%&),*&p, % %*"rp"p0",” ()1 “H(pp&)",, "q/(0, 0v"—400 ,%p.” G"r+" E. V(&00()%, M.D.#5. Meaningful Social Connections
  32. 32. The Harvard Men Study followed 268 men for 72years to gain insight into what factors areimportant for happiness.
  33. 33. “!" ,"v")%.-7v" ."(r, ()1 %w")%.#&00&) 100(r, 8p")1"1 ) %*" Gr()%S%/1. p&)%, … % ( ,%r(&+*%frw(r17v"-wr1 2)20/,&): ‘H(pp&)",, &,0v". F/00 ,%p.’9” G"r+" E. V(&00()%, M.D.%*" p,.2*0+&,% w* 1&r"2%"1 %*" H(rv(r1 M")S%/1. ,%/1. fr 4 1"2(1",.
  34. 34. The Rosetan people of Roseto,Pennsylvania were among thehealthiest people withapproximately half the heartattack rate of neighboringcommunities.
  35. 35. Studies done from 1955-1962: Rosetancommunity = Italian Americanimmigrants= Exceptionally strong familyand community ties.
  36. 36. “I) ,*r%, %*" R$"%(),w"r" )/r&,*"1 b.p"p0".”-Dr. R23P$&%()
  37. 37. NOURISH YOURRELATIONSHIPS ANDBELONG TO A COMMUNITYWITH ‘STRONGSOCIAL TIES!
  38. 38. #6. How Do You Feel on aMoment-to-Moment Basis?“N )" 2() #(3" ./ f""0&)f"r&r w&%*/% ./r 2),")%.”― E0"()r R$"v"0%, !&, &, M.S%r.
  39. 39. Feel great and empowered!
  40. 40. Understand that emotional reactions happen as aresult of what we perceive. The thinking brain thenlabels the reaction as a feeling.
  41. 41. Become aware of the snowballeffect of thoughts, feelings and theeventual entry into brooding.
  42. 42. Instead of suppressingnegative feelings, hear themout, if possible learn from theevent and then choose to letthem go by acknowledgingtheir impermanence.
  43. 43. Choose something that makes you feel better and brings youback to your happy center.
  44. 44. #7. Change Your Energy and Persona: Instead ofBeing a Victim, Empower yourself as The Architectand Creator of Your Life“W*") I w")% % ,2*0, %*". (,3"1 w*(% Iw()%"1 % b" w*") I +r"w /p. I wr%" 1w)‘*(pp..’ !". ,(&1 I 1&1)’% /)1"r,%()1 %*"(,,&+)#")% ()1 I ,(&1 “Y/ 1)’% /)1"r,%()10&f".”—J*) L")))
  45. 45. Instead of the idea of“life happens to me,”change it to “I amtransforming andshaping the life that Inow choose to live.”
  46. 46. LET GO OF THEVICTIM PERSONAAND ENERGY...
  47. 47. Assume the role of the principalarchitect, the creator of amazingthings in your life.
  48. 48. CREATIVE CONFIDENCE!According to David Kelley, founder of IDEO: Many ofus opt-out of being creative and embracing ourcreativity early on in life due to influences that havediscouraged us.
  49. 49. Take action...CREATIVITY+ACTION+ROLEASARCHITECT OF YOUR LIFE=HAPPINESS
  50. 50. #8. Hour of Power-Set up a DailyPractice“H(pp&)",, 1"p")1, % ,#" 8%")%/p) 8%"r)(0 2)1&%&),, b/% 2*&":./p) #")%(0 (%%&%/1",.”-P(r(#(*(),( Y+()()1(
  51. 51. Infuse the hour of power with items and practices that makeyou feel recharged and make you feel fabulous...YOGA...WALKING...READING...ANYTHING THAT RECHARGES YOU!!!
  52. 52. PRACTICE EMPOWERINGSELF AFFIRMATIONSResearch Study: "Self-Affirmation ImprovesProblem-Solving under Stress" by Levine et al. TheUniversity of Pittsburgh.
  53. 53. WOW! SELF-AFFIRMATIONS DO WORK!NOW EVEN SCIENCE ISCOMING ONBOARD!
  54. 54. HOW DO YOU NOURISHYOURSELF AND BECOMEHAPPY?
  55. 55. #9. Hope and the Science of Possibilityand Luck“I (0w(., b"0&"v" %*" v"r. p/rp$" f /r0&f" &, ( *(pp. 0&f". H(pp&)",,. I %*&)3 &% &, (,&#p0" r"(,)…A00 8&,%")2" &, v"r. #/2*b(,"1 ) *p". Hp" #"(), ,#"%*&)++1, ,#"%*&)+ b"%%"r.” H&, H0&)",,, !"14%*D(0(& L(#(
  56. 56. The astonishing result also termed “The Pygmalion Effect” by ProfessorRosenthal shows us how powerful positive expectations and possibilitythinking can be in our life.In research studies done in classrooms by the eminent HarvardProfessor Robert Rosenthal, when teachers expected their studentsto perform better in the classroom when compared to a group with nopositive expectations, they usually did.
  57. 57. When we positivelyexpect others andourselves to do the bestthat we can do, we reapthe benefits and as aresult feel empoweredand happy.
  58. 58. Research on LUCK: Professor Richard Wiseman of Universityof Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom...People who considered themselves as “lucky” were muchmore likely to spot and encounter chance opportunitiesand take them up when compared to the groups thatconsidered themselves “unlucky.”
  59. 59. According to Dr. Wiseman,unlucky people have higherlevels of anxiety, and thisanxiety disrupts their abilityto spot opportunity andunexpected rewards.
  60. 60. The people who considerthemselves unlucky are toobusy and engaged in lookingfor something else and hencemiss opportunities that theirlucky friends can seize and actupon.
  61. 61. Develop a deepsense of hopeand positiveexpectationfor the future.
  62. 62. Develop “anything great is possible” mindset and go about your daywith a sense of possibility instead of feeling like things areimpossible.
  63. 63. Feeling “lucky” may make you spot opportunity and make youfeel empowered and happy.
  64. 64. #10. The Unstoppable Power ofLaughter“!"r" &, )%*&)+ &) %*" wr01 ,&rr",&,%&b0. 2)%(+&/, (, 0(/+*%"r ()1+1 */#r.” ― C*(r0", D&23"),
  65. 65. SEEK great sources oflaughterandlight heartedness
  66. 66. Have you had yourshare of heartfeltlaughter today?
  67. 67. #11. Be deeply and insanely grateful for thegood things in your life“If %*" )0. pr(."r ./ ,(&1 w(,%*()3 ./, %*(% w/01 b"")/+*.” ― M"&,%"r E23*(r%
  68. 68. In a research paper from 2003 titled: “Counting Blessings VersusBurdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and SubjectiveWell-Being in Daily Life,” psychologists Emmons and McCullough studiedthe effects of gratitude on undergraduate students.
  69. 69. They divided up participants into random groups: a gratitude-listinggroup, a hassle-listing group and a neutral group. The participantswere asked to keep a daily or weekly log of their moods, behaviors,symptoms etc.The gratitude group exhibited increased well being over severaloutcomes including positive affect. They reported feeling happier,more optimistic and felling better about their lives.
  70. 70. Focus on 3 to 5 items thatyou are deeply gratefulfor today...
  71. 71. Feel deep heartfeltgratitude andappreciation for theblessings in your life
  72. 72. #12. The art of giving and receiving“I ,0"p% ()1 I 1r"(#"1 %*(% 0&f" &,(00 -.. I w3" ()1 I ,(w %*(% 0&f"&, (00 ,"rv&2". I ,"rv"1 ()1 I ,(w%*(% ,"rv&2" &, -..” ― K(*0&0G&br()
  73. 73. Give someone else a smile, ahug, a genuine praise. Upliftsomeone else and take thefocus away from your owntroubles.
  74. 74. DO YOU ALLOWYOURSELF TO RECEIVEORDO YOU DEFLECT THEPRAISE AND THANKSFROM OTHERS?
  75. 75. You are worthy and you are good enough for allthe praise and thanks that you are receiving.
  76. 76. DEEP GENUINEGIVING ANDRECEIVING=HAPPINESS!
  77. 77. 1. Change your Perspective of Happiness: Switch the Formula from “do, have and be” to “be,do and have.” 2. Drop Away the Stress...choose to let it go.3. Understand Your Sphere of Influence and Your Realm of Control and begin taking actionthere. Let go of the worry about the sphere that is beyond your realm.4. Realize that Sleep and Rest are important for Happiness, Productivity and Creativity.5. Develop meaningful social connections and nourish your relationships.6. Attempt to feel great on a moment-to-moment basis and become aware of thesnowball effect of thoughts, feelings and emotions.7. Change Your Energy and Persona: Instead of Being a Victim, Empower yourself as TheArchitect and Creator of Your Life8. Hour of Power-Set up a Daily empowering Practice that recharges your personal power.9. Approach life with hope, possibility, positive expectation and a feeling of being lucky.10. Cultivate practices that draw you into deep heartfelt laughter and increase thoseactivities.11. Be deeply and insanely grateful for the good things in your life and make a shortgratitude and appreciation list every day.12. Give and receive with abandon. Uplift someone else and allow praise and love directedtowards you to make you feel great.LAUNCHYOURGENIUS.COM12ACTIONABLE IDEAS TO BE HAPPY RIGHT NOW!
  78. 78. THANK YOU!My name is Harish and I am deeply passionate in bringingthe best of Creativity, BehavioralPsychology and Scienceto you inorder to Creatively INSPIREYOU!I am a Creativity and Inspiration Coach, Writer andTeacher.Contact meif you need a burst of Creativity andInspiration for you or your organization!CLICK-->LAUNCHYOURGENIUS.COM
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