Happy First International Happiness Day!

I just found out that the United Nations has officially declared March 20 as an International Day of Happiness and this year is the first celebration of this day. 🙂

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Happiness

Happy First International Day of Happiness to everyone!!! 🙂

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Deepak Chopra – The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment

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Wonderful book! I would recommend it to everyone seeking their happiness. 🙂 Well, actually every book by Deepak Chopra is GOLD!

Amazon.com: The Ultimate Happiness Prescription: 7 Keys to Joy and Enlightenment (9780307589712): Deepak Chopra: Books.

Declutter Your Life

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Decluttering my life has been one of the key aspects in getting healed from depression, anxiety disorder and panic attacks. If you remove clutter from your home, relationships and thoughts (i.e. from your life in general), then everything in your life starts becoming clearer with each day.

Tips for decluttering can be found from a lot of books and self-improvement websites, but I would still give you a few simple tips from my side that I have personally found most useful.

Decluttering your home

Throw away everything that you have not used for 6 months – and I do mean EVERY material item, not just clothes and footwear.

Being as detached as possible to all your material possessions is one of the main keys to emotional freedom as well.

Decluttering your relationships

By decluttering your relationships I mean cutting the socializing cords with every person that injects negativity / emotional toxins into your life. You do not have to socialize with everyone on the planet – it is not even possible. 🙂 So never feel like you HAVE TO socialize with someone. There is no such obligation.

If you personally feel that someone in your life has a toxic effect on you, then feel free to let that relationship go.

Decluttering your thoughts

By decluttering your relationships, your thoughts start to declutter automatically, because the negative influences that were there before, are now gone. This means that your mind has more time to focus on the positive and this is exactly what you need to do in order to find your own happiness and inner peace. Just keep your focus on the positive at all times!

Do everything that you love and cut out all actions/relationships/obligations from your life that you do not enjoy. Enjoying life brings happiness not only to yourself, but also to everyone around you. And happiness creates more happiness, exactly like negativity creates more negativity.

So get happy now and do the things you enjoy!

To end up my post on decluttering your life – here is one amazing video by Abraham Hicks about Creating Positive Expectations

 

How To Be Happy – 7 Steps

How To Be Happy – 7 Steps

This is an excerpt from an article at:

WebMD Magazine http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/choosing-to-be-happy

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“Happiness Strategy # 1: Don’t Worry, Choose Happy

The first step, however, is to make a conscious choice to boost your happiness.

The intention to be happy is the first of The 9 Choices of Happy Peoplelisted by authors Rick Foster and Greg Hicks in their book of the same name.

“Intention is the active desire and commitment to be happy,” they write. “It’s the decision to consciously choose attitudes and behaviors that lead to happiness over unhappiness.”

Happiness Strategy #2: Cultivate Gratitude

In his book, Authentic Happiness, University of Pennsylvania psychologist Martin Seligman encourages readers to perform a daily “gratitude exercise.” It involves listing a few things that make them grateful. This shifts people away from bitterness and despair, he says, and promotes happiness.

Happiness Strategy #3: Foster Forgiveness

Holding a grudge and nursing grievances can affect physical as well as mental health, according to a rapidly growing body of research. One way to curtail these kinds of feelings is to foster forgiveness. This reduces the power of bad events to create bitterness and resentment, say Michael McCullough and Robert Emmons, happiness researchers who edited The Psychology of Happiness.”

Author: Tom Valeo WebMD Feature, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

Read the rest of the Article from: http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/choosing-to-be-happy