Abraham Lincoln once said: “We’re just about as happy as we make up our minds to be,” and it’s true! Your happiness is the ultimate DIY
project, and is largely the result of choosing to be happy from moment to moment. The real reason you want anything is because you think you’ll be happy once you have it. So why not go directly to happy?
Follow these three steps to get happier easily in just 15 minutes a day, with noticeable results starting the day you begin.
A happy mood is easiest to capture first thing in the morning. Your vibrational attraction is neutral when you first wake up, so the new day is literally a fresh new slate.
As soon as you wake up, decide it’s going to be a great day. Say “thank you” as your feet hit the floor. Then as soon as possible, set a timer for five minutes. Imagine you just received a ‘phone call with amazing news, like you won $60 million dollars (or anything else). Then just let those fabulous feelings course through you.
Try it now! Picture yourself beaming, see loved ones rejoice as you share the big news. Feel the gratitude and appreciation beginning to rise? Milk it! Fist-bump the air! Grin from ear to ear! Let these feelings grow until it seems your heart will burst.
Isn’t it interesting that you can generate so much joy when nothing in your life has changed? You just proved you can be joyful with life just as it is. But you accomplished much more than feeling good in the moment. Simply by pretending to be happy actually creates things to be happy about through the Law of Attraction.
Step # 2
Keep that positive vibe flowing by creating a gratitude list while you eat breakfast; being grateful to be alive, for your health, the roof over your head, the food in your belly, your job. Spend five minutes on this exercise. I like to write 10 each day: five things I’m grateful for now, and five ‘future gratitude’s’ for things I want to
happen. Gratitude is powerful and feeling it in advance sets wheels in motion. This step works miracles!
Now let’s do a specific visualization. Set your timer again and this time, focus on something you really want, be it love, health, or wealth. Imagine it’s already exactly as you wish it to be. See it in your mind and really feel the gratitude and appreciation, and soon you’ll be seeing it in your life.
Our thoughts and feelings are always attracting more of the same as they match up with similar thoughts, people and life situations. The more positively we think, speak and act, the happier our lives will be. To turn the life you have into the one you really want in just 15 minutes a day, try these few simple techniques daily for 30 days. You’ll be happy you did!
Life Coach Alexandria Barker is specially trained to help you achieve happiness in all areas of your life.
Live the Joyous Life You Deserve!
Originally Published: April 3, 2017
Alexandria Barker, Contributor
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Alexandria Barker is a certified life coach and Soul Re-alignment practitioner, providing healing at the deepest level for lasting transformation. She is also an Infinite Possibilities Coach specializing in freeing you of limiting beliefs, enabling you to live the life of your dreams.