Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Practice Being Happy

Are you happy? What do you think happiness depends on? On our genetic make up? On what happens to us? Or on how we react to things?

In today’s post on Career Action Now I talk about happiness being a habit and how you can practice being happier. And yes, a lot of it comes back to a positive attitude, which was my topic last week…

Head over there if you are interested.

Questions: Are you happy? If not, what do you think you can do to become happier? Do you believe that happiness can be practiced/learned?
 
Be well,
Andrea

18 comments:

  1. YES! I'm very happy! =) I think so much of it has to do with my attitude and being grateful for what I have and trying not to focus too much on what I don't have (since none of those things are needs)!

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  2. I am happy, definitely. I think happiness is a combo of a few things. I think a happy upbringing gives you a better chance at being a happy adult. I think 'luck' in life also gives you a better chance. Mostly though, I beleive happiness is a choice. You can choose to see the veggies growing in between the weeds, or you can choose to see all the weeds in your veggie patch. I see the veggies, because I choose to. I know I can pull the weeds and still harvest the food.

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  3. I think happiness can be practiced/learned..in the way that you can practice NOT stressing and letting yourself just relax, if that makes sense. I'm happy but I definitely have my days where I have to remind myself...I'm doing all I can :)

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  4. I am typically a happy person though this particular week I'm feeling a little down. But I'll be a lot happier when my husband is back from his two-week business trip :)

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  5. I am very happy person... very goal and career orianted and competetive in a pistive way. I constantly have goals and try to achieve them and re-evaluate them frequently.. But I have to be honest and admit that the min I have to intract with my boss I become a very unhappy person.

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  6. Very interesting post! I think happyness is a state of mind, a positive way to see and consider daily facts and happenings. But I also think that is difficult to find that wonderful state of mind: you have to work a lot on yourself.

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  7. Great post Andrea and I am so happy for you that you're being able to open up this new chapter of your life!

    And an email, oh, let me send one to you, a forward of something i sent to some other ladies yesterday....

    xoxo

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  8. Andrea,

    I love this simple post!

    What a great question.

    My answer is yes. And, yes, I do work at it.

    I strongly believe in being grateful, counting my blessings, and I love reminders like this to help keep me on track.

    One of my favorite quotes is something like, "We make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same."

    I truly believe in those words.

    thanks for your inspiration today!

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  9. I can honestly say I am happy. I love all of my jobs and everything about my life. I am in a good place right now. Should I knock on wood?!?!?!

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  10. Super post! Happiness is a state of mind, not always something to be doing!

    xoxo

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  11. I'm a pretty happy person. I don't like to dwell on the negative too often as it can drag us down pretty good and I don't want to be tied down like that. It's definitely there, but It takes does practice.

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  12. I'm happy! I'm a positive person who always tries to look on the bright site. Sure this doesn't work all the time but that's normal.

    I've got a great hub, wonderful friends, I have a job and a roof over my head, I can do things I like, I'm healthy. So yes: I'm happy.

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  13. i'm definitely happy! but it can be very easy to convince myself i'm not....

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  14. I think that you get out of life what you put into it and if you make an effort to enjoy yourself and see the best in every situation then you will be as happy as you can be! You really do feel empowered when you think positive thoughts and this is what makes life great!

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  15. Read and bookmarked - great article!!

    I am happy - and I DO think it can be learned by focusing on the positive things in your life and putting the negative things in perspective.

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  16. I think happiness is a state of mind and you do have a big choice over it...I also feel it's an emotion, and just as you are never angry or never sad all the time, it's unrealistic to think utopia is a full time gig. I think its also the dark times that make great contrasts to the good ones. we need them both to appreciate the other.

    I need to go read your post over there.
    great topic...
    xo

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  17. I'm definitely a "glass half full'' kind of gal. My philosophy is, "Life is too short, so why be miserable if you really don't have to be?''

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  18. I think happiness is not a constant state, you are not happy 100% of the time. Some moments I am happy, sometimes I am sad, sometimes I am worried, sometimes I am very happy...that's life, you need to have all kinds of emotions. I don't think I want to be in Lalaland - I just want to feel all kinds of emotions...but of course overall I am very happy :o)

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