Positivity Through the Happiness Habit
How About Making Today the First Day, of the Best Year of Your Life?
I have committed to blogging about my attempt to bring more “positivity” to my life. I’m going to share my discoveries, realizations, new awareness, experimentation, success and failure as I attempt to bring a greater sense of positive thinking into my life. I’ve heard if from more than a handful of people now, that I tend to focus on the negative. My awareness has been raised and that’s not what I want in my life at all! So here’s my summary of what I learned today:
I found a quote by William Shakespeare, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”. And I paired with this quote “The Happiness Habit”. The Happiness Habit is developed by simply practicing happy thinking. Make a mental list of happy thoughts and pass them through your mind several times every day.
If “un-happiness” thought should ever enter your mind, immediately stop, consciously eject it, and substitute a happiness thought. Every morning, before arising from bed, just stay in bed, lying in a relaxed state, and drop happy thoughts into your conscious mind. Let a series of pictures pass across your mind of each happy experience you expect to have during the day. Savor their joy. Such thoughts, I am told and I am now a believer will help cause events to turn out that way!
– Contributions from works by Norman Vincent Peale –
Posted on January 1, 2011, in About Me, Blogging, feelings, Inner Self, inspiration, Life, Mental Health, Negative, New Age, Opinions, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Purpose of Life, Relationships, Self-improvement, Spirituality and tagged Consciousness, happiness, Health, Material abundance, Mental Health, New Years Resolution, Norman Vincent Peale, Opinions, Optimism, Personal Growth, Positive Thinking, Practice Being Happy, Relationships, Self-help, Spirituality, The Happiness Habit, Thought, William Shakespeare. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.