Monday, October 19, 2009

HOOKED ON HAPPY: PART I

On Friday I blogged about a free group that Mimi, our Director of the Tranquility Center, is starting to help people strengthen their committment to being more positive in their day to day lives. For more information call her at 954 696 1248.

I thought this week I would blog some on that topicand the general area of happiness. The latter is really elusive in today's world. I believe we suffer from information overload. Bad news has always traveled fast,but never faster than now. And, it comes at us from so many different sources.

I encourage people, especially sensitive and emotionally worn people, to block as much of that input as possible. It is important to surround yourself with that which soothes and comforts your soul. Think about what that is for you and think about how you can increase its presence in your life.

Happiness and positivism do not come naturally to most of us. People tend to be overwhelmed by their fears,worries,anticipations and negative expectations. Many dwell on what is or might go wrong as opposed to what is right--RIGHT NOW! One of the goals of a person trying to get to more positive spaces more often is to practice staying in what I call, the moment of the now.

As your mind drifts to negativity like a tongue going right for the hole left by a tooth extraction, pull it back. Change the direction of your thoughts by switching to a different channel. Remind yourself of the present moment and do something to make that moment a little more comforting and a little brighter. Someone once wrote a book called, " Happiness is a Choice."  Start right now to choose it more often.

Bye For Now,

Bill

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1 comment:

  1. The intent of our "Stay Up" groups is to support people who are striving to meet their goals. Group members and I, postion ourselves to attain that which we desire, or our goals. The coaching provided is directed toward identifying, processing and perpetuating the cumulative postive experiences of each day. This simple exercise will build our personal wealth, worth, clarity, confidence, wellness and ultimatley happiness. This is where we begin, a good start, starting from where we are in life, NOW.


    Mimi
    Tranquility Center Director
    William Penzer, Ph.D and Associates

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