Invest in your happiness – 5 top deposits (part 1)

Happiness is a moving target. It ebbs and flows as Father Time marches on.

Sometimes you have a great sense of wellbeing and at other times you can feel like you are balancing on a tightrope just knowing you could go either way.

There are certainly no guarantees in life, but what I do know is that if you make a conscious decision to invest in your happiness then you are putting yourself in the best position to balance confidently on that tightrope.

Working proactively on your happiness is like saving for a rainy day. Make regular deposits into your bank account and feel a great sense of satisfaction as you watch your money grow. Make regular deposits into your happiness account and feel a great sense of wellbeing as your happiness grows.

Make your first deposit today by clicking on the video above. You will learn the first five top deposits that you need to make to increase your happiness.

Make sure you stay in touch so you can get my next top five deposits!

Be happy, colour the world.

Claire

Transcript – Invest in your happiness

Hi is Claire here from the HappinessBankTV and this week blog is part 1 of a 2 part series of my top 10 deposits that you need to put into your happiness account in order to be a happier person.  So here we go.

Number one – deposit some gratefulness

We are hardwired to focus on the negative. For many of us it is easier to recall and focus on events that make us feel angry and fearful rather than focusing on events that make us feel joyful and thankful. You can rewire your brain for happiness by consciously and deliberately being grateful for all of the wonderful things in your life. If you are struggling to recall these amazing things let me jog your memory, be grateful for the water that runs freely out of your tap, the lights that come on when you flick a switch, the freedom you have as you walk out your front door, the food that you have on your table, the bed that you have to sleep in, the lounge that you have to sit. Do you get the drift…

Number two – deposit some mindfulness

Mindfulness is concentrating fully and intently on the present moment without any form of judgment. When you enter this space and let go of all thoughts about the past and all thoughts about the future you are truly living in the moment. This moment in your life is all that is guaranteed. Enjoy it, embrace it and practice it every day. By doing this you will be creating space for happiness.

Number three – deposit some engagement

When you are engaged in doing something that you love, time stands still. It doesn’t feel like you are ‘working’, it excites you, it satisfies you and you get a little happy dance in your tummy when you think about doing it.  Find something that engages you and make sure you do it as often as possible.

Number four – deposit some exercise

Moving your body every day by doing some form of exercise that makes you huff and puff for at least 30 continuous minutes will not only make you feel happier it will also help to build a strong and healthy body. When you do this your body releases endorphins. These endorphins attach themselves to specific receptors sites in your brain that effect your perception of wellbeing and if you are lucky make you feel euphoric.

Number five – deposit some colourful foods

If the colour of the food on your plate is a sea of beige I can guarantee that you will be eating food that is high in fat, high in sugar and high in salt. This is a recipe for unhappiness. If you add some colour to your plate with natural wholefoods you will be filling up your body with premium fuel. You will have more energy, be able to think clearer, move more easily and be healthier from the inside out. Now that is a recipe for happiness!

Tune in next week for the next five deposits that you need to put into your happiness account. If you are a regular happiness bank investor you would have heard me say it before, the more you proactively and consciously deposit into your account the more sustainable happiness you will create so that when life gets a bit tough and you have to make a withdrawal you will have a good solid base of happiness ready to cushion your fall.

If you enjoyed listening to this video please share it with your friends, so that we can all colour this amazing world we live in with health and happiness.

See you next week for the next big five.

 

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