Why You Need Realistic Expectations and How to Set Them

Why You Need Realistic Expectations and How to Set Them

  “Expectations are resentments waiting to happen.” – Anne Lamott   Realistic expectations have the power to make you happier. The holidays don’t feel like the “most wonderful time of the year” for everyone.  It’s emotionally difficult to join in holiday celebrations when you’re experiencing grief, strained relationships, infertility, divorce, or difficult family dynamics. The single most important piece of advice […]

9 Morning Habits for a Happier Day #morninghabits #happyday

9 Morning Habits for a Happier Day

We’re looking for simple ways to increase our happiness. Our morning habits set the tone for the day. Successful, happy people make time for healthy, centering routines to start their day. Get up early: I always feel better when I get up earlier. I seem to get more done all day long. Exercise: Exercising in the morning ramps up our metabolism […]

5 Ways to Improve your Mood Right Now

  You can improve your mood right now by: 1. Laugh – find some funny jokes online and have a good laugh. 2. Do something nice for someone else – It doesn’t have to be big; Bring your coworker a coffee or text your friend that funny joke you just found. 3. Find something to be grateful for – Again […]

Anticipating

Did you know that anticipating a pleasurable activity can increase your happiness? Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, wrote: “To get the most bang for the happiness buck, I’ve realized that I should complete four stages of reveling in a moment of happiness: anticipate with pleasure, savor the moment as I experience it, express my happiness to myself or others, […]