Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Come on, Get Happy - Whiner21 (Day 2)

Happy Ballons

Look outside your work.  Is there anything making you happy?  The point is to find something that has nothing to do with your present condition.  You’re looking for a diversion, something different that gets you up and going, gets you excited. Wouldn’t it be cool to feel excited or passionate about something?

List three things that currently make you happy.

Some people may have trouble picking three things.  Here’s a tip that may help. Think about what makes you laugh out loud.  Can’t remember the last time you laughed out loud?  Start to pay attention.  Keep a log or jot memories down on sticky notes and refer to them often.  Some other things to try;

  1. Listen to upbeat music,

  2. Listen to inspirational speeches, sermons or books

  3. Hang out with happy people.

Remember, you want to feel better, don’t you?  Then get excited about this.

Write down several things that make you happy.  Spend some time figuring out how to spend more time with the things and people that lift your spirits.

Next up: “Defending Your Happy Place”

Share your comments, progress or tips on the blog, on the Karl Bimshas Consulting page on Facebook or on Twitter using the #whiner21 tag.

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