Things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows here at Sage Grayson Coaching.
I go through periods of self-doubt, burnout, and sadness just like anyone else.
I’ve found that the more you break down and linger in a dark place, the more of often you end up there in the future.
And who wants that?
When I feel like I’ve reached my quota of doom and gloom for the day (usually about 15 minutes), I snap myself out of it with a happiness booster.
A happiness booster is any surefire way to bring about a good mood. It could be something that makes you smile, something that makes you hopeful, or something that gives you the giggles like nothing else!
Here are my favorite happiness boosters.
I listen to A LOT of music, but I’m a little picky. I like songs that are unabashedly hopeful and inspiring. A song might have a great beat, but after a while, negative lyrics drain my mood. This song reminds me that bad times don’t last forever.
I love the way movies can transport me to another time and place—even another emotional state! Good movies give me a happiness that lasts for days. Check out this thought-provoking video of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s definition of happiness.
Silly Internet Videos
Weird little kids, crazy dogs and cats, wacky music parodies—it doesn’t matter! There’s no shortage of online videos designed to brighten your day. Watch this cutie and just try not to smile.
Talking With a Friend
Chris is my best friend, and his smiling face always makes me a little happier. I also enjoy it when he randomly bursts into song or makes obscure references to The Simpsons.
When you’re feeling down, you may just want to be left alone. Try to fight that urge! After all, misery loves company (especially company that makes you laugh so hard you pee your pants!).
Hey, you can always talk to me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are your favorite happiness boosters?
Anyone else got The Partridge Family theme stuck in your head? Just me?
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