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 –
- Be Happy! (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- Positive Thinking in 2011 (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
- Life, gratitude, and the new year (psychologytoday.com)
- Positivity Through the Happiness Habit (christophersmark.wordpress.com)
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.