Ten Ways To Be More Joyful Today & Everyday


by Allen Klein

Set Your Intention: When you wake up in the morning, set the tone for your day and affirm that it will be filled with joy.

Focus on what you have, not on what you don't have. As I learned from one of my spiritual teachers, "To want what you don't have is to waste what you do have."

Keep happy reminders around... photos you love, playful toys, bubbles, etc.

Keep a gratitude list. Be thankful for all the good stuff in your life.

Write down three things that brought you joy in the past 24 hours.

Don't let anyone or anything ruin your day. The choice is yours. You have the power to focus on the positive or the negative. Stay positive.

Want what you have. In Buddhist thinking, suffering comes from non-acceptance. Stop resisting, start enjoying your life right now.

Be still. Mediate, take a walk in the garden, sit quietly for a few minutes. According to Deepak Chopra, happiness isn't dependent on our mood or circumstance. Real happiness comes from our own inner joy.

Be around children. Young kids find happiness everywhere. Observe them at play and some of that might rub off on you.

Don't forget your sense of humor. A little laughter can change your perspective and lift your spirits.


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