Monday, 27 June 2016

Gift #627

Lets welcome this month with a new resolution - "AIM For Happiness!"

Taken literally that sounds like corny self-help talk. But AIM is an acronym.

A is for attention. Quite simply, you'll be as happy as where your attention is directed. Focus on the good stuff, be optimistic, and you'll feel good.

Focus on the bad stuff (that's pretty much what we call "news" these days) and you're going to feel worse.

The I in AIM is for interpretation. We tend to think that the way we see things right now is the only way to look at them. Wrong.

A promotion can feel like a good thing -- or it can scare you because you don't feel up to the new challenges. Losing your job can be awful, or if it was lousy job it can be the best thing to happen to you in years.

You can't control the facts, but you do have control over how you interpret them. And it's the latter that determines whether you'll feel happy or not.

The M stands for memory. You don't know what's going to happen next in life, so thinking about the future can be fun or terrifying.

Happy memories, however, are a safe bet. You can turn to those for a guaranteed boost when you need it. Take time to look back and savor those moments that made you smile.

So are you ready to AIM for Happiness?

Twinkle Thakkar ✨
Happiness and Health Coach

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