Make Happy Moments a Thing
Go Off The Grid
Yes, it is nearly impossible to go entirely off-the-grid these days as we live in a society that quite literally runs on technology, but it is important to take time and realize the beauty of the here and now. Be present in the current moment and unplug, unwind, reflect and take some quality time for yourself. You may only be able to do this for half a day and it may feel strange at first but it’s just a phase. Remember that the mind takes time to unwind, so be patient. Have you ever tried to go off-the-grid? Were you successful?
Most of us associate the word gratitude with “thank you” but it can also be seen as so much more of that. Gratitude is a positive emotion; “a social emotion that signals our recognition of the things others have done for us” (Fox et al., 2015). If you want to hit the home run of happiness, start each day writing down just a few notes of gratitude. These notes of gratitude might be about your children, your significant other, the job you have or the home you live in. Do this once a month or even once a day and you will notice that this practice will open you up and allow you to enter into a state of peace and happiness.
Fox, G.R. Kaplan, J., Damasio, H., Damasio, A. (2015). Neural correlates of gratitude. Frontiers in Psychology 6(1), 1491. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01491.