Daily Archives: October 28, 2011

Happiness–What Is It And How Do We Get It?

What is your definition of happiness?  What do you think of when you see this word?

Would you not agree that our definition of happiness is certainly tied to our age, our state of emotional well-being, our economic state at any given time.

If you see a young child bubbling over with laughter as she is playing with a puppy or navigating her way through an ice cream cone…you know that child is experiencing happienss to the nth degree…

As we experience life and learn about all that is available to us and all the roadblocks that seem to be in our way to get those things, the simple things no longer bring us the same level of happiness.  Too bad for us.

How can we get back that feeling of happiness that we experienced so long ago?  Think about this… How much less stress would we be feeling if we could do this and actually did it?

Here’s a way to do that.  There’s a technique called anchoring.  It’s about thinking back to a time when you felt the happiness you yearn to feel now.  No matter how long ago it was, just focus on how happy you felt at that time.  Now make a fist and pull it toward your chest and anchor it to you.  Or pull your ear lobe.  Or something else you will do physically that will connect you to this feeling of happiness.  For a clear and specific guide to anchoring your feelings, check out this site.

Happiness is important to your well-being.  What do you do to make sure you have it?