3 Wildly Simple Things That Will Make You Happier Tomorrow

Posted Friday, September 14, 2012

You are busy. You are doing your best. You have a good life—for the most part. You are not in desperate straights in any single area of your life.

You know that there are no easy answers for the nagging annoyances that make up your life and the average person's life.

  • Your boss doesn't understand you. 
  • You know you should eat better. 
  • You wish you looked better in the mirror. 
  • The house needs to be cleaned. 
  • You love your family but it sure would be nice if it wasn't so difficult to do life with them sometimes. 

The good outweighs the bad almost every day—and the big things that you want to be different are simply not worth the monumental effort required to change them. How do you change the things you can't control anyway?

Truth: most people don't hire a life coach unless they feel the urgency of some change that they want to make in their life. Hiring someone to walk next to you and help you ask the questions of yourself that you have been avoiding—that's stirring the pot much more than most people want. Frankly, the cost is not worth the benefit.

So—what can I offer you? The typical, mostly happy, not urgently seeking life change reader?

Here are three (wildly simple) things that you can do tomorrow that will make an immediate impact on your happiness. Pick even just one. I guarantee results.

  1. Eliminate the word "should" from your vocabulary. Replace it with "could" or some other version of "want to", "hope to", or "can."  
  2. Make a list of 10 things you are grateful for. Put it on a post-it or as the cover photo on your phone. Read it out loud to yourself at least once every day.  
  3. Practice taking deep breathes. Use the time to get clear about your own thoughts. Do it again. Do it more. Day 1 will look much more different than Day 100 but you will start to hear your own inner voice and maybe even start listening to it.

I'd love to hear from you via comments or email on how even one of these three actions makes a difference for you.

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