The 21 Day Happiness Habits Challenge invites you to customize and implement clinically-researched, simple happiness-boosting habits in your own life for 21 days, with a free workbook and tracking worksheets to help you.
When something bad happens to us, your belief about the causes of the problem influence your mindset and put you into either an optimistic, empowered state or a pessimistic, disempowered one. As you can imagine, this in turn heavily influences the way you act (or fail to act) in response to the problem.
Having tried out all six strategies from the book The Depression Cure, what follows is a brief review of each one along with specific details on how I customized it to meet my own individual needs and how well I believe it worked for me.
There are five common thinking traps that once you have fallen into them can be difficult to navigate your way out of. Unless you can identify the nature of the trap and see it for what it is – a distortion in your thinking – you’ll end up stuck in an endless maze of self-perpetuated negativity and unhappiness.
WOAH!!! STOP!!! I looked back from my kayak to see people shouting and waving their arms at the man in the truck. Furiously backing his trailer down the boat ramp, he was headed straight for the girl scouts in kayaks at the bottom waiting patiently for their turn to be pushed off into the river. … Continue reading Watch out for the boats! Five strategies to deal with frustration and regain your patience
Ah, vacation. That magical, carefree time away from the office. An opportunity to relax, unwind, and let the stresses and strains of work melt away. We spend what feels like forever waiting for it to arrive, then in the blink of an eye, it’s gone. Poof. Back to work. Enter the back-to-work blues. A heavy … Continue reading 3 Positive Mindset Strategies to Beat the Back-To-Work Blues
As busy, stressed-out professionals we all want to increase our well-being and feel better. Yet finding time for self-care can be extremely challenging, and even if you can carve out an hour somewhere, where should we be targeting our well-being efforts? Which areas of our lives should we focus our precious time and energy on … Continue reading 5 areas to focus on to improve your well-being
How much of your current situation is truly set in stone? What do you believe about yourself and your ability to make changes? What have others told you that you have accepted as fact? Every day we face challenges with work issues, finances, our health, or from unsupportive family and friends. Or perhaps it's our … Continue reading If he can do this, what could YOU do?
Many individuals suffering with depression actually seem pretty happy. They have powerful careers, happy families, active social lives, and seem to have it all pretty well together. Their positive, successful exteriors hide the real truth; that inside they are struggling with a daily battle against fatigue, low mood, frustration, and that self-critical little voice constantly telling them they are no good and dragging them down.
"Do not fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today."Unknown Hustle. Work hard. Arrive early. Stay late. The keys to the kingdom are given to those that hustle and work for them. So why is it that for some the hustle and hard work pays off, yet for … Continue reading Alignment is the new hustle: 2 major ways focusing on alignment can drastically improve your progress