Authors of The Creativity Cure
Sometimes we have to fight the urge to sink beneath the weight of our emotions. Just as you would remind yourself not to slouch--"Stand up straight, dear," as my mother-in-law urges my father-in-law-remind yourself to follow these five steps for unlocking happiness, and you can turn your grimace to a grin.
Motion works. Swing, skip, run, dance, or move through your garden on a weed-pulling mission. Quickened pulses pump up moods.
Get it over with. Action lightens the load. Do all the things you dread in one day and you will feel great when you're done: Clean the closet, pay the bills, check off the to-do list, as fast as you can without cutting corners. One fell swoop releases you from mood-plummeting procrastination. Fast and furious frees up energy and produces upbeat daydreams.
Plan an activity with a group of 8. Bring your close friends together and have an interesting themed meal: Mardi Gras,Read More »from Is it Hard to Be Happy? 5 Simple Secrets for Unlocking Happiness