I heard a definition from @shawnachor
while listening to @supersoul
that really resonated with me: “Happiness is the joy we feel striving for our potential”
What does happiness mean for you? 📸: @ronguloyphotography
If you’re dealing with depression, please listen to this podcast with #ShawnAnchor
. This will really help you understand things more and hopefully give you some tips you can use to overcome some of your battles .
Did you know that smiling can shift your mood?
Smiling research demonstrates that lifting your facial muscles upwards has a positive effect on the brain.
I’m not an advocate of fake smiles - so think about someone you love or a happy, funny event in your life and you’ll naturally begin to 🙂 and uplift your #mood
Smiling is not to be used to push away other emotions that want to surface and be acknowledged, but simply to get you out of negative thinking which can become a destructive pattern for your brain. .
. “Happiness is a work ethic… It’s something that requires our brains to train just like an athlete has to train.” Shawn Anchor - The Happiness Advantage
#shawnanchor #happinessadvantage #smiling #feelgood #trainyourbrain #signsareeverywhere #payattentiontothesigns
I've had a rough couple of days mentally and emotionally. I know I need a mindset shift so I'm going back to reading some personal development books that I've read before that have struck a chord with me in the past. I am currently reading "the Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson again. I came across Shawn Achor's five happy habits for the second time and remembered how much I liked the idea of them. So I'm going to be adding them to my daily routine.
I really struggle with mornings but I believe that if I get up, write the things that I'm thankful for, journal about something positive that happened the day before, and meditate the rest of the day will go better. Emails (or in my case Facebook messages or Instagram DMs) and my exercise will have to wait for later so that I can get to early morning rehearsals with my dancers. Hoping that this will be the mindset shift I need.
Now, I'm an obliger. If you don't know what that is, look up Gretchen Rubins's Four Tendencies. I need external accountability to develop habits. Who wants to keep me accountable?
“Intelligence counts for only 25 percent of our job success; 75 percent of our successes in life—and not just about jobs but within the working world—75 percent of what causes our kids to be successful, is not about our intelligence and technical skills. It’s how we process the world. It’s our optimism. Like the belief that our behavior really matters. #shawnanchor
via @oprah #wisdomofsundays #raisingfreepeople #selfdirectedlearning
Worth a watch or listen to learn about the scientific research on happiness. Daily happiness habits found to have profound effects, and aide in rewiring your brain to make yourself happy. - Writing 3 things you're grateful for each day
- Journaling a positive experience a day
- 2 minutes meditation daily
- One kind act daily
- 15 minutes of exercise
- Deep social connection
ANNNNNND social connection is as predictive of how long we will live living as obesity, high blood pressure, or smoking.
FB Live tonight at 8:00 to talk community and how we can use social media platforms to build them!
#buildingcommunity #socialmediacommunity #happinessseeker #happinessadvantage #happinessisyou #21daysofgratitude #dailypractice #shawnanchor
Listened to @oprah #soulsunday
on my drive. Studies show this to be true. Happiness is knowing you have potential and then working to achieve it. Just like our rubberband challenge-happiness is in the power of ‘could be’!
is killing it with Oprah’s most recent podcast. It’s all about happiness and the journey of happiness. If you only think happiness comes from success or reaching/attaining a goal then you have misinterpreted happiness. Happiness comes in working towards something positive and fulfilling. Shawn Anchor shared a quote that explains this well. He shared that happiness is “the joy you feel while striving towards your potential.” Great episode. If you love Podcasts, check this one out for sure!
Self Care Challenge Day 4:
Watch a Ted Talk.
I watched @shawnachor
talk about the happiness advantage. He is very witty & I love how he explains how stress can be viewed positively not just as a bad thing. " The more you believe in your own ability to succeed, the more likely it is that you will." How true is that??!! 😊
Anyone have any Ted talks they would recommend? #shawnanchor