"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Napoleon Hill

Double Your Happiness Level With 3 Simple Daily Exercises

 

Why Happiness and not Other Topic About Success and Achieving Your Goals?

 

The reason is, the deepest motive of all human activity is to acquire happiness and the good feelings of joy, inner peace, fulfillment, being in flow, that come with it.

And research has shown that happiness attracts all those things more quickly and easily, not the other way round.

Everyday, we are bombarded with countless commercials, products, goods, and all other stuff that tell us why we can’t be happy now without that product, course, or thing. But the truth cannot be further from that. In fact, as long as we are in that mode of lacking and needing, we can’t be happy even when we have those things. Because there will always be stuff to get, goals to achieve, things to do. 

And we as humans have the ability and power to consciously feel happy whether we have those things or not. We CAN be happy, at choice, right at this moment, without waiting for that position, that lover, that environment, that anything that we think we need to be happy.

Let me make it clear: In order to benefit from these exercises, you need to accept or be willing to accept the idea that you have the ability to feel happy now, in your current situation and in any situation, at choice. If this sounds strange and if you feel some resistance to it, just let it be okay and give yourself permission to play with this new thought. Give it enough chance to see for yourself, to effect your life for the better. And just for the fun of it, act as if you believe it and follow through the exercises offered here.

So here’s the question:

If the deepest underlying motive of all human activity is to feel good, in other words to BE HAPPY, and if we DON’T NEED those things to feel happy right here right now in this moment, and moreover, if feeling happy without having all those things actually brings all those things to us more quickly and easily, then isn’t it worth to practice happiness daily and to change the way you live FOREVER? This is to achieve your deepest and foremost goal without waiting so long and working so hard to get all those things. It’s the shortest-cut to our number 1 goal: feeling good.

I know this is turning all your thinking up to now around, but believe me, it's so worth it, at least give it a try. And after 7 days of living your life this way, if you still want to go back to your previous mode of living, you can do just that at any moment.

 

Daily Practices That Will Double Your Happiness Within 2 Weeks

Practice 1: Keeping a Gratitude Journal

Well, this one may not sound "New" to you at all and I'm sure you've heard of it many times from many different sources.

The thing is, knowing something and actually DOING it are two different things. Knowing that is like holding a key in your hands. And if you never use that key, you will never open the door that will take you to the other side. I'm keen to inspire you to use that key and open the door to more happiness in your life.

I, just like you, heard the power of appreciation all the time, from many different sources. I used to read the following quote from Abraham Hicks often when I visited a favorite website during the last couple of years:

"If you would stop analyzing everything and just look for things to appreciate; in other words, if you could just decide to play that game, look for things to appreciate, you would live happily ever after."

I used to read that and never stopped to really internalize what that means, to apply this principle into my life, but continued to live my life the old same way, not using the key to open the door. The same key was handed to me many times throughout the years, and it never occurred to me that I just needed to use it to change my happiness level. That is, until I made the conscious decision to "take responsibility for my own feelings and my own happiness", from the inside, and actually integrate this practice into my daily life. I can definitely say that this practice alone, writing a short list of things to appreciate every day, has moved my emotional vibration to higher levels and at least tripled my happiness level.

I want you to experience the same thing and I sincerely hope you will use the key to open the door to create more happiness in your life.

 

Why this simple practice is so powerful?

 

Emotional Scale Presented by Abraham Hicks

1.Joy/Appreciation/Empowered/Freedom/Love

2.Passion

3.Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness

4.PositiveExpectation/Belief

5.Optimism

6.Hopefulness

7.Contentment

8.Boredom

9.Pessimism

10.Frustration/Irritation/Impatience

11.Overwhelment

12.Disappointment

13.Doubt

14.Worry

15.Blame

16.Discouragement

17.Anger

18.Revenge

19.Hatred/Rage

20.Jealousy

21.Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness

22.Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

As you can see, appreciation is on top of the emotional scale presented by Abraham Hicks and this is one single and simple practice that will attune you to the highest vibration very quickly. If you can start and end your day expressing gratitude and appreciation to things you have in your life, you will set the tone for your days and nights and it will create a huge shift within you in terms of how you feel.

I do suggest you find a free online journal and log-in daily to journal there. But if you prefer a physical journal, that's perfect too. It doesn’t matter how you do it, but it does matter that you DO it.

Here’s the practice:

Every day, you will write at least 5 things you feel grateful for and appreciate in your life. They don’t have to be big things either. They can be as small as “having food, electricity in the house, running water, etc.”

Here’s an example:

Today I am grateful for…

1. My health

2. My family

3. My friends

4. My home

5. Food I had

You can make the list longer, and in fact if you do, the effect will be greater. But it’s up to you, and 5 is really a good number to start.

And the last part of this practice is appreciating yourself. Every day, after your gratitude exercise, add this last part about yourself to your journal.

Today I appreciate myself for:

List all the things you can appreciate yourself for.

1. For keeping my journal.

2. For being committed to my happiness.

3. For just being me.

4. For being a great mom/dad.

…….

Write down as many things as you can and be generous. Become aware of your feelings, of your energy and vibration. Notice how quickly it changes.

Again, this single practice of keeping a gratitude journal alone is enough to double or even triple your happiness level, if you really stick to it. I sincerely hope you will. Writing has a great effect. And expressing gratitude the first thing when you wake up sets the tone of the day from a high vibration frequency.

 

Practice 2: Story Re-Writing

We tell ourselves stories about ourselves, about people, about our past, our future, and about why we can’t be do or have something. These stories are just stories and can be and need to be re-written in order for us to 1) feel happier 2) create a different, more desired reality.

Here’s what to do. But this can be a little bit frustrating so I invite you to set the tone for this exercise first. Intend to be non-judgmental, compassionate and accepting towards yourself, for telling these stories to yourself. And be patient, as changing these habitual thought patterns may take a little bit of time and effort, and you may find yourself frequently going back to the old pattern. But again, the KEY is to be compassionate, accepting towards you and being CONSISTENT.

-Watch and become aware of the negative stories you are telling yourself throughout the day. Try to notice the negative stories you’re telling yourself about your past, your parents, your upbringing. Pay special attention to the thoughts that justify why you “can’t Do, Be or Have” something you dream about. Notice the few that are creating the most unhappiness in your life right now and start from there.

Ask yourself:

If I knew that these stories ARE and WILL BE my realities, just because I am choosing to believe them, is that okay? Do I like these stories? Am I happy with these realities?

If your answered No, then ask yourself what reality you would choose if everything could go your way?

Write a new story for each negative story. If everything could go your way, what would you want?

When you have your story:

1. Set the intention to adopt this new story and make a commitment from your heart

2. Ask your unconscious mind to make the necessary change (relaxing and expressing what you want to your unconscious mind is all that you need)

3. Submit this to God and ask for grace, and trust that it will be given (by the Creator, or the Source, or the Universe, or the Spirit – your terms)

4. Say Thank you for the change

I acknowledge that this 3rd practice might require a little more effort than the others. But it’s so worth it. In fact, this last one will bring change into your life and your outer reality in a much bigger way, helping you to be the person you were meant to be when you came to this world.

 

Practice 3: Reducing the "Media Effect"

This one is short and crisp and is just as powerful as the first 2: 

Restrict your exposure to Negative News on the media, whether online, offline, or on TV. It doesn’t mean not to stay informed and updated about what’s happening in the world, but it does mean that you restrict the negative effects of them to a level that they don’t diminish your happiness.

Remember: The World Needs “The Happy You” More!

 

"Nothing needs to be fixed. Everything is unfolding perfectly. So when you stand in your now accepting that all is well, then from that vibration, you become surrounded by more and more evidence that all is well. But when you're convinced that things are broken, that there is pollution, or that things have gone wrong, or that the government is doing conspiracies... then what happens is you get caught up in that vibration, and you begin to manifest that kind of stuff, and then you say, "See, I told you that things were going wrong.""

---Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in North Los Angeles, CA on March 7, 2000