Happiness comes one step at a time and you have to have patience in order to overcome challenges in life. I like to keep my dreams alive by living each moment to the fullest and I encourage others to have hope when finding their own path. I recently shared my experiences with Ari McIntyre on Spiritual Coaching with Ari Mac. As a novelist, I try to insert inspiration into the lives of others to find their true happiness. My interview begins about 20 minutes into the program; listen to it here!
Is your enemy outside yourself, or is it within? Although it’s hard to admit, we are in control of our feelings and choices. Instead of looking outside for quick and fast solutions, we need to look inward for our answers. The keys to finding lasting happiness are gratitude and choosing forgiveness. Learn my insight for overcoming this constant, lifelong process here on Eco Arts Living.
“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Finding happiness may be a process, but you don’t have to wait to find it; it is something you are capable of experiencing right here and right now! When you’re having a bad day and life is getting you down, achieving happiness may be equivalent to the highest mountain you’ve ever climbed. Luckily, there are several tactics you can employ to change your mood and transform your attitude. How can you hack your way to happiness? Read on for my insight.
6 Strategies to Hack Your Way to Happiness
- Eat Your Vegetables
“Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.” – B.K. S Iyengar
The way your body functions internally can have a large impact on your mental state of being. Eating lots of healthy and nutritious food will not only make you feel healthier and happier, but it will boost your immune system, reduce depression and improve your mood. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are high in folate, which helps produce dopamine (a happiness chemical) in the brain.
“F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” ~Zig Ziglar
At one point or another, we all experience some level of social anxiety. Feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations or around those we don’t know well is perfectly normal, and there is hope for overcoming it. Instead of running from your fears, you can find empowerment and inner strength by facing them head on.
What is Social Anxiety?
Unlike general anxiety, which is characterized as a discomfort, fear or paranoia of the world around you, social anxiety is a subset of anxiety that is triggered through interactions with others. Many who suffer from social anxiety describe a fear of being judged or scrutinized and often report feeling alienated by those around them. Here are three tips for moving forward.
Happiness is like the air we breathe; it’s all around and in abundant quantities, but can feel very elusive and is hard to grab onto. When you aren’t feeling happy, it may seem like everyone around you is having the best day in the world and you have no idea how to harness the power for yourself. Happiness is a state that you can live in every day; read on for the guide to finding yours within.
The Complete Guide to Gaining True Happiness
Most of the goals and resolutions we create for ourselves often have to do with increasing our happiness, but knowing where to start can be like taking a shot in the dark. Here are some signs that it’s time to invest in your own happiness.
6 Signs You Should Invest in Your Happiness
- You Feel “Stuck”
Do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut while everyone else is moving forward? Instead of belittling or feeling sorry for yourself, you should use this as an opportunity to take stock of your life and try and pinpoint why you feel that way. Maybe your career isn’t going forward like you planned or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been on a date. Use this feeling to propel yourself into seeking true happiness instead of remaining stuck.
Even though I grew up in an orphanage, I didn’t let the trauma I experienced ruin my whole life. Instead, I became a nun and decided to help people, especially children. I recently had a chance to share my story with Lynda Brown from The Author Chat Show, where we discussed my reasons for leaving the convent, how I found happiness despite adversity and my advice for those seeking to be truly happy. Listen to my full interview here!
Have you ever wondered how courage and toughness can help you to live the life you have always wanted to lead? Mastering the techniques of mental power and self-love will help you find the passion, motivation, power and drive to complete your goals and achieve the success you are seeking in life. Learn how to live a positive life, full of light, here by reading my guest post on Frederic Bye’s website, Creative Magic Unchained.
I frequently speak about the importance of self-love for finding happiness in my conversations with radio hosts and in my most recent book, Exuberant Women Don’t Age – No Time To Waste. Self-love is something that can seem elusive, but you know it when you feel it. It’s a deep appreciation for the unique quirks that make you, you. It’s the lack of doubt you feel when moving forward with your convictions. It’s knowing when to say no, and knowing when to say yes. Self-love is found first by fostering courage and toughness from within.
Find Your Mental Power
Finding inner strength begins with mental power. To achieve this, you must be consistently clear about your desires with others, but most importantly, with yourself. If you feel uncomfortable in any given situation, it’s important you recognize this sign from your mind and listen to it. When you trust your brain and its ability to make decisions for the good of yourself, you will find that it is your closest friend who can reassure you, comfort you, and give you the strength needed to enter the world like a force of nature. I like to call this inner power, “I Can Do It” power.
I recently appeared on Frederic Bye’s Creative Magic Unchained radio show, formerly The Book Geek. The conversation I had with Frederic was thoughtful and exciting. I shared my experiences about why I became a nun in the first place, what life was like in and out of the convent and how I found meaning and happiness with my life after I left the church. Listen here to my conversation with Frederic and learn how letting go of self-doubt can help you find boundless happiness!
I recently appeared on Transform U! Radio Show’s ‘Free Yourself Friday!’ The conversation I had with Minister Dr. Marcus Hart was exciting and full of good energy. I shared my experiences about why I became a nun in the first place, what my life was like once I joined the convent, my reasons for leaving and how I found freedom and happiness once I left. We understand the world gradually as we live, and suffering brings us deeper into the present moment. Learn about this sacred process here in my interview on Transform U!