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10 Happiness Hacks

"Be happy in this moment. This moment is your life." -Omar Khayyam

Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer

We all want to be happy. We want to wake up happy and fall asleep feeling content and at peace. Being happy is actually much more important than you might realize, and it can be simple. Here are 10 tips that will help you feel happier, not just for the holidays, but all day, every day!

1. Start your day with an authentic declaration of happiness. Simply "expect" your day to be amazing! Say to yourself, with enthusiasm, before you get out of bed: "I am so grateful that today is the best day of my life. I feel more love and I have more fun than ever!"

2. Love what you already have, and be grateful for everyone and everything. Everything means just that, everything… including all of the little things. Studies on the power of gratitude show that you get what you want when you feel gratitude and appreciation for what you have in your life now. So say, “I love you” and "thank you" all day long. Begin to feel more love as you establish and integrate this new daily habit into your life.

3. Feel lots of love for yourself and everyone else. "Lead with love" every moment of your day. Make a conscious effort to “push love” out all around you, wherever you go. This will have an amazing effect on your family, friends, and community, as well as on yourself. We must start with appreciating how amazing and brilliant we are! When we see and feel this in ourselves, it is much easier to see all of the magnificent and brilliant qualities in others. The change is in you, as you allow them to be the best version of who they’ve always had the ability to be.

4. Have an exciting goal and get laser focused on it. When you have direction in your life, you feel more alive and empowered. These feelings create a calm mindset, which is required for your actions to produce a successful outcome. Have fun with what you do! Act consistently, keep going, and be patient. Know that, as you take a step every day toward your goal (no matter how tiny), you will create a cumulative effect. Everything around your goal will flow more easily and quickly.

5. Make a conscious effort to do something every day that makes you happy. Just have some fun doing an activity that feels good for you! Only you know what that is, and whatever it is, it will lift your spirits. Allow this activity to put a smile on your face, and feel gratitude for the experience.

6. Be consistent with your “Me Time”. Even if it’s only 20 minutes a day, make time to recharge your battery. When you are consistent with “Quiet Time,” it means you love yourself enough to stay in a space of relaxation and calm. Just be. The calm mindset that results is the key to getting everything you want.

7. Find a way to have fun with everything you do! Unleash your imagination, and ask yourself how you can have more fun with whatever it is that you're doing. Live in the flow and lighten up. Love is at the heart of true fun and is the path to authentic happiness. So, have fun feeling more and more love… every single moment.

8. Remain calm. Know that you can change any situation most easily when you are calm. The calmer you feel, the more you can shift your focus to create the most loving response and your desired outcome. Stop and breathe. Pause. Feel love in your heart for you first, send love to the situation and person, and put in your mind a picture of what you want the outcome to be.

9. Put a "love filter" on the words you use. The more you practice using kind and positive words, expressing what you want in a calm manner, the faster you will learn to create the outcome you desire. Focus on the win-win option by being inclusive of others’ perspectives. You will be amazed at how everyone feels good and gets what they want.

10. Tap into your inner child. Try viewing life through a lens of playfulness and imagination. Get excited about the small things. (Or about the holidays!) Smile and laugh often throughout your day because it feels soooo good!

Have an absolutely magical week full of love, gratitude and fun, fun, FUN!

~Mary Lynn Ziemer

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