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Totally Inspired by LDRICHEL's Blog!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

LDRICHEL is one of my Sparkfriends and I subscribe to her blogs. We face some of the same issues and her outlook inspires me. Her latest blog speaks about happiness and how it may be found while working on other issues (such as weight loss) instead of waiting for that other issue to be resolved. She also shared some info about how to reprogram your thinking so that the focus becomes more automatic towards being positive instead of negative.

She suggests:
1. Three new gratitudes each day will teach your brain to retain a pattern of scanning the world not for the negative, but for the positive first.

2. Journaling about one positive experience you've had over the past 24 hours allows your brain to re-live it.

3. Exercise teaches your brain that your behavior matters.

4. Meditation allows your brain to get over the cultural ADHD that we've been creating by trying to do multiple tasks at once.

5. Random or conscious acts of kindness - send a positive e-mail to thank or praise someone in your social support network.

I am joining her in this daily journey to happiness! Come along!
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    Glad I found this. A bit late but I found it. I watched the video and I think I will join you.
    I'm finding my blogs to be whiny and this will give me a good way to turn that around.
    1662 days ago
    Awww thank you! This is so awesome! Spreading the Spark!

    But, must clarify...not my words, Shawn Achor's! LOL. :)
    1677 days ago
    i love your hints for finding happiness. Gratitude and thankfulness do increase happiness, regardless of what you weigh. I am so blessed, in so many ways. My body will never be perfect, but I'm going to be happy anyhow.
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    I read her blog as well, and was inspired! emoticon
    1678 days ago
    I can't say enough about having a positive attitude! It has changed my life. If more people thought this way there would be less anger and negativity in the world. Very well put. Thanks
    1678 days ago
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    Sounds like three of my Spark friends combined! One thing I really need to get on is the meditation. Ironically, I just can't seem to put aside the time. I imagine you would have the same problem. But it really does help I have heard from everyone who practises it.
    Hope you can put these work for you!
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    Take care of yourself, you are worth it!

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