Straight to the point today with a Power 3oo! Happiness, joy, bliss, peace, and love are all emotions that fuel a fulfilling life. But what happens when none of these show up regularly? Well, the opposite: sadness, anger, anxiety, hate, dissatisfaction – a life that lacks substance and purpose. While you can do many things to add a little joy to your day, these three things are more than quick pick-me-ups; they are lifestyle adjustments that move you and the Universe to actively change your life.
Thing #1: Regular Exercise and Stretching – I know it’s been said, and said, and said some more; however, did you pay attention? Did I pay attention? Maybe. Maybe not. Two points with this “thing”: First, regular exercise (3 + times per week) produces endorphins (feel-good hormones) that actually combat depression and melancholy. And secondly, it keeps that body in great shape! In other words, if you know you look good, your attitude is WAY more likely to be positive. Bonus Joy: find a workout that you enjoy!
Thing #2: Introspection – Taking the time to reflect on your day before you go to bed is one way to combat confusion, anxiety, and ill-feelings about another person. I find the best way to begin an introspection is to ask yourself a question that is not easily answered by “yes” or “no”. Write it down in a journal, and start spilling your guts. Don’t forget to recognize your negative emotions and even your wrongdoings. Admitting fault and taking responsibility for your actions and words WILL bring positive life change.
Thing #3: Creativity – Whether you think so or not, we are all creative beings. We are wired to see, develop, and master creative abilities within ourselves. This doesn’t mean that you have to take up oil painting or sculpturing. Creativity comes in endless forms and mediums. With the infinite possibilities available, self-expression should not be a problem.
Key: You just have to try!