I am joyful and alive. My daily schedule is filled with things I want to do, rather than tasks I have to do.
I love myself. I am comfortable in my own company. I appreciate my strengths and weaknesses. I embrace each aspect of myself.
I cherish others. I am a loving partner and parent. I am a kind and considerate friend. I share my time and resources. I give back to my community.
I manage stress. I slow down and enjoy refreshing breaks throughout the day. I go for walks. I take deep breaths. I practice relaxing exercises.
I cultivate gratitude. I remind myself of my blessings. I express my thanks. I keep a gratitude journal. I notice when a barista gives me a warm welcome or my children set the table without being asked.
I maintain balance. I listen to my heart and my head.
I let go of grudges and resentments. I am quick to forgive others and myself. I believe in second chances.
I have fun. I play hopscotch with my kids and sing along with the radio when I am driving in my car. I celebrate obscure holidays and dance while I sweep the kitchen floor.
I start now. My happiness comes from within. I already have what I need, rather than waiting for a romantic relationship or a higher paying job.
Today, I smile at myself and others. I feel happy and content.
- What is the relationship between happiness and harmony?
- Why does my happiness depend more on experiences than possessions?
- Why is happiness more like a journey than a destination?