Listening to #oprahsupersoulsunday this morning on my walk, I realized until now I had the defintion of Happiness confused with Pleasure. Happiness is "the joy you feel striving towards your potential." And becuase striving= growing...one must not confuse stress, challenges and having to work as opposite to being happy, because happiness requires all of those to achieve our potential. #shawnanchor#happiness#pleasure#potential
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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
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I am no longer fighting the old, I am building a new... I have a handful of people to thank for my change. The whole world feels so much more hopeful when you believe that change can happen. Happiness comes before success, not the other way around. #changeisgood#shawnanchor#happiness
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!
Listened to @oprah#soulsunday w #shawnanchor 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’!
@supersoul 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 , #tedtalk , #selfcarechallenge , #breathingspaceyogastudiofredericton
For many years, I was a workaholic. A successful business woman always challenging myself to get the next sale and make a ton of money. I rarely had FUN.
It took a health challenge, a fertility challenge and a spiritual awakening to realize that life is nothing without daily HAPPINESS.
I have found the balance between work and play and my passion now is to support others to take mad-love-action on their dreams through a concept I call #holisticproductivity Balancing #mindbodyspirit everyday in order to feel fulfilled and truly ALIVVVVVE. 🏋️♀️ #everythinghappensforareason#lifeismagical#goddesstime
Amazing TED talk I watched today.
Shawn Anchor talks about Positive Psychology.
One of the keys takes from his TED Talk is that 90% of your long term happiness is not predicted by your external environment, it is predicted by the way your brain processes it.
Therefore change can be made towards increased happiness by adjusting your lense to focus on the positives in your world.
He is a fast talker and funny guy... so find some time to view his amazing talk.
Link in Bio.