Are you happy & aging positively?
I was reading two interesting articles in the ‘Wellbeing’ Magazine, recently. If you haven’t read a copy of ‘Wellbeing, it’s an Australian Magazine, do yourself a favour and grab a copy, it’s a great read.
The two articles were about ‘Positive Aging’ and ‘How To Be Happy’. ‘Positive Aging’ article was stating that new research has shown that your attitude significantly impacts on your aging process. ‘How To Be Happy’ article, Robert Holden – Happiness Coach. Robert lives by one fundamental principle, ‘Love and be happy’, these four words are Robert’s bible for happiness, he believes that these words, plus the willingness to live by them, are enough to help build a life of joy, healing, intimacy, wholeness and creativity.
These articles really resinated with me and the life I am living and creating. Something that I live by each and everyday is creating a positive mindset and a happy environment, I truly believe that our thoughts are a reflection of the quality of life we live.
You can do your own test at home on a daily basis for a week to see if you are ‘Positively Aging’ and see how different you feel. Every time you start to think a negative thought, say the word cancel, cancel silently, making yourself aware of your thoughts and turn those negative thoughts into positive thoughts, see how different you feel after doing this consistently for a week. It’s interesting how this will start to shift your thoughts from the subconscious to the conscious mind and make you aware of how often you are thinking positively or negatively. Our negative thoughts are fearful thoughts and our positive thoughts are loving thoughts. This is one exercise there are many, to help create a pattern of positive loving thoughts, rather than negative fearful thoughts, which create negative and fearful behaviours.
Another simple exercise you can do, is daily affirmations to create happiness and a positive mindset. Type or write your affirmation out and place it somewhere where you are going to read it at least twice a day, on your mirror, on your desk in your office, kitchen wall, bedroom wall etc etc.. I find the bathroom mirror works perfect for me or the wall paper on my phone. The affirmation can relate to anything in your life, relationship, yourself, family, love, business, work, health, wellness etc etc
Some examples of daily affirmations:
- I am grateful, that when I believe in myself, so do others.
- I am grateful, I am my own unique self, special, creative and wonderful.
- I am grateful, I choose love, joy, freedom, open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.
Roberts top ten tips for being happy:
- Follow your joy
- Choose happiness
- Find out what you want
- Let go
- Give love
- Express Gratitude
- Be present
- Increase Self-acceptance
- Perform a daily spiritual practice
- Drop your defenses
Take some time to think about Robert’s list, it’s a very powerful list, start and implement 1 happy tip per day and see how you start to feel.
I really hope, the simple exercises above that I have shared with you today, make a big shift in your life. What I have found over the years with all my personal development work is, the simple things in life, make the biggest difference.
‘Happiness is not something ready made, it comes from your own actions’ – Dalai Lama
Nourish your body, nurture your soul,