A Simple Recipe to Cultivate Happiness
Our attitude makes all the difference in how a day turns out. It is amazing how important our choices are: especially the choice of how we spend the first few minutes of the day.
Fill Your Mind with Hope and Encouragement
For many many years I have chosen to begin each day with Bible Reading and Prayer.
God’s Word brings such hope and encouragement. In the beginning hour of the day I also do my planning. The past six months I have added a few minutes on Renewing my Mind as outlined by Dr. Caroline Leaf.
Simple Recipe for Happiness
This weekend, I attended a meeting where a simple recipe for Happiness was presented. It matched just perfectly with what I believe. I want to share it with you. It comes from the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor.
Here is the Recipe
Three very specific Gratitudes
(In Fabufit we call this Gratitude Streaming.)
Think on one happy meaningful experience. Include bullet points and details. Just thinking on this doubles the joy. (It also is powerful in melting toxic thought networks and building new ones.)
The Fun Fifteen
Wake up the “Feel Good” neurotransmitters by 15 minutes of exercise.
I would qualify this by saying “Meditate on God’s Word and His principles. Let these principles lead your imagination to imagine all the good things God has for you.”
Conscious Acts of Kindness
Spend 2 minutes emailing or texting praise to someone you know. Shawn Anchor says if you do this three times, you will be addicted.