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30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

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Positive Words Research invites you to the 30 days art of happiness challenge. Can you be happy for 30 days in a row? It’s very simple actually. With a little help from us. Just follow the guidance below.

30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

All you need to do is follow three steps:

  1. For 30 days in a row do one of the recommendations from the below list, in the order you want.
  2. Then post on social media (your choice which) a picture that shows that you did that challenge. Tag your post with #30happydays

This practice of the art of happiness is amazing. After one month you can be radically changed. Your level of happiness will rise and will influence every aspect of your life, including health and relationships.

30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

  1. Take a bubble bath. Gently dry your hair. Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself in the mirror/phone.                    
  2. Wear red today! Dress in red. Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself in the mirror/phone.                             
  3. Put a dress on and go and have fun in a swing.                          
  4. Paint your nails in a dark color (mine are dark mauve). Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself and nails in the mirror/phone.                                                
  5. Put a hat on. Make positive emotions with your face and look at yourself and nails in the mirror/phone.                                   
  6. Take a cat. Make positive emotions with your face while holding the cat and looking at yourself in the mirror/phone.     
  7. Put yourself on the ground and stay a couple of minutes with the sun shining on you.                                               
  8. Make a heart on Earth. In the snow, on the sand, on the ground, with chalk.                                                  
  9. Wash your hair and play with your hairdryer in your hair. Look at yourself in the mirror while you do this. Make positive emotions with your face.                                                         
  10. Light a candle and meditate.                                                    
  11. Buy yourself a red rose and a white one. Look at yourself in the mirror/phone while you play with the roses. Smile/laugh/make positive emotions with your face.                                                 
  12. Buy yourself some roses. Paint your nails. Play with your fingers on the roses.                                              
  13. Go to the park and sit on the grass.                                            
  14. Go to the park and look at the sunset.                                         
  15. When trees are blooming touch the branches with your hand. Observe the flower. Touch tree branches in another period of the year. Look close at the branch.                                               
  16. Buy yourself some tulips. Look closely at them. Observe and contemplate.                                                     
  17. Find a dandelion, blow in it and make a wish.                              
  18. When trees start to have fruits, touch the branches with your hand. Observe the fruits. Touch tree branches in another period of the year. Look close at the branch.                                          
  19. Take your shoes with a hill with you and change at work in them. Make yourself some pictures of your legs wearing the shoes. Made nails with pink is a plus of happiness.                     
  20. Look at the resting water in a lake. You can do this in a park with a lake.                                                            
  21. Buy yourself some peonies. Kiss them.                                        
  22. Make a picture with a little girl in a fun way.                               
  23. Let your hair play in the wind. Notice this moment for a minute.                                                           
  24. Let your face stay in the sun while you notice this. Close your eyes.                                                    
  25. Light a candle. Take a cat. Open the window. Stay with your face in the sun.                                                   
  26. Take a picture with a little girl while you get down at her level.                                               
  27. Spend a day on the mountains, on a flat hill. Listen to the silence.                                                        
  28. Eat ice cream in the park.                                                          
  29. Go to the park. Sit on your back near a tree. Look at the sky.                                                  
  30. Touch the little hand of a baby.                                                   

Share this 30 days art of happiness challenge with a friend and inspire him to do the challenge together with you. Also see this project 365 happy days for a happy year.

How To Practice Gratitude For 30 Days

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Find below some guidance about how to practice gratitude for 30 days in a simple way. Find here practical tips about how to practice gratitude for one month. Remember, gratitude is the field in which all positive emotions grow and flourish.

Gratitude is the multiplier of this world. Remember that gratitude contains, as an ingredient, the energy of joy. So when you practice gratitude, be careful to enjoy yourself. In fact, it is said that the joy you feel at the end of the gratitude practice is an indicator that you have practiced gratitude correctly.

How To Practice Gratitude For 30 Days

In order for you to practice gratitude for one month let yourself guided by the following list:

  1. Gratitude for my mother: Think of five things you are grateful for your mother.
  2. Gratitude for my father: Think of five things you are grateful for your father.
  3. Gratitude for my work: Think of five things you are grateful for your work.
  4. Gratitude for being alive: Think of five things you are grateful for being alive.
  5. Gratitude for the Earth (Terra): Think of five things you are grateful for the Earth (Terra).
  6. Gratitude for my boss: Think of five things you are grateful for your boss.
  7. Gratitude for my health: Think of five things you are grateful for your health.
  8. Gratitude for my past: Think of five things you are grateful for your past.
  9. Gratitude for my future: Think of five things you are grateful for your future.
  10. Gratitude for my body: Think of five things you are grateful for your body.
  11. Gratitude for my mind: Think of five things you are grateful for your mind.
  12. Gratitude for my soul: Think of five things you are grateful for your soul.
  13. Gratitude for my money: Think of five things you are grateful for your money.
  14. Gratitude for my thoughts: Think of five things you are grateful for your thoughts.
  15. Gratitude for who I am: Think of five things you are grateful for being exactly as you are.
  16. Gratitude for my home: Think of five things you are grateful for your home.
  17. Gratitude for my contribution to the world I live in: Think of five things you are grateful for the contribution you bring to the world you live in.
  18. Gratitude for the men in my life: Think of five things you are grateful for the the men in your life.
  19. Gratitude for the women in my life: Think of five things you are grateful for the the women in your life.
  20. Gratitude for my heart: Think of five things you are grateful for your heart.
  21. Gratitude for the hearts around the world: Think of five things you are grateful for the hearts of everybody around the world.
  22. Gratitude for my teachers: Think of five things you are grateful for the teachers in your life.
  23. Gratitude for today: Think of five things you are grateful for today.
  24. Gratitude for the air you breathe: Think of five things you are grateful for the air you breathe.
  25. Gratitude for my face: Think of five things you are grateful for the way your face looks.
  26. Gratitude for technology: Think of five things you are grateful for technology.
  27. Gratitude for harmony: Think of five things you are grateful for harmony.
  28. Gratitude for playfulness: Think of five things you are grateful for playfulness.
  29. Gratitude for animals: Think of five things you are grateful for animals.
  30. Gratitude for my relatives: Think of five things you are grateful for your relatives.

Every day, write on a sheet of paper the 5 reasons you are grateful. Consider the numbers in the above list related to a day in the month, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 … Day 30.

Share this practice with a friend and inspire him to do the practice of gratitude together with you.

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How To Transform Negative Thoughts With Mindful Thinking

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Negative thoughts can have a devastating impact on all aspects of your life. Recognizing these thoughts is one way to change your relationship toward them. Transform negative thoughts with mindful thinking. Taking mindful steps can help you create some space between your thoughts and reactions. Cultivating mindfulness can help you identify and deal with negative thoughts, which leave you in self-doubt and shame, and embrace all that is good at the moment. At the core of each of us is a space that knows pure peace. But as negative thoughts seep in, we tend to be drawn away from it, and this results in trauma and stress. Here are a few ways in which negative thoughts impact our lives:

Anxiousness and Worry

Negative thinking can make you anxious about things that could or could not happen. You end up thinking nothing good can ever happen to you. Whether it is your health, a relationship, or even your career, you start worrying about things going downhill, and your performance starts deteriorating.

Stress and Lost Focus

All the anxiousness can only lead to stress. You start losing focus and build up a negative scenario in your head. And even though nothing has happened, you assume that everything is ruined.

Criticism and Self-Loathing

One clear pattern of negative thoughts is the need to criticize yourself and those around you constantly. You start becoming too harsh on yourself and focus on your weaknesses. All of this leads to low self-esteem and a lack of confidence.

Regret and Guilt

Finally, it builds regret and guilt based on the mistakes you made in the past. While there is nothing negative about reflecting on past experiences, you shouldn’t dwell on a situation with no intention to learn and move on. It leads to feelings of guilt and worthlessness due to wrong choices you feel you might have made.

The Role Of Mindful Thinking

Mindfulness is about being self-aware and present at the moment. It helps you think more deeply and more objectively. It lowers your stress levels and enhances your mood. In a way, mindful thinking stabilizes your emotional intelligence, making you calm amidst all the noise. The key impact of mindfulness is that it exerts a positive influence on the thinker and helps the person get a better insight into his/her life. Here’s how you can break your habitual negative responses with mindfulness.

  • Monitor Your Thoughts

To be free of negativity, you must become more aware of your thoughts. You can do this by paying more attention to what is going on inside your head at any given time.  Identify thought patterns that lead to negative thinking. This can help enhance your degree of awareness. Becoming mindful will help you take control of your thoughts and emotions, and not the other way around. Catch the negative thoughts as they arise, before they gain too much momentum.

  • Be Present In The Moment

Negative thoughts come mostly from dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. You can avoid this issue by being mindfully present in the moment. Avoid negative thoughts and direct your attention to all positive things. Discard any thoughts that don’t have anything to do with the situation you are currently in. Relax and release the thoughts of what happened and what could happen, and think about what is currently happening.

  • Constructive Thoughts

Spend your time in constructive thoughts. You need to decide if you want to dwell on thoughts that lead nowhere or those that can make your day more productive. Allow yourself to experience every moment fully and think about something constructive. Use your past experiences to learn and make decisions instead of dwelling on them.  Constructive thinking lets you be happy even when things are not going too well. It helps you put the problem in perspective and lets you deal with them practically.

When you are more mindful, you become less affected by negativity. Practice mindful thinking, and you will see how you transform those negative thoughts into positive ones. And, eventually, you will get into the habit of looking at every moment with a positive mindset.

Author ~ Nisha BaghadiaNisha Baghadia

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How To Stay Happy Every Time

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They say that life is a matter of choices and being happy is the choice for many people. If you want a happy life, it is essential that you should take steps to bring happiness into your life. If you wish to be joyous at all times, here are some tips to help you out.

Workout more

Studies show that exercise will help with releasing the good mood endorphins. After a workout, you will feel in a better mood after an activity. Not just heavy workouts, a simple walk to the market will get you in a good feeling. It’s one of the easiest ways to stay happy.

Think positively

A favorite saying reads “happiness is the precursor to success”. Only when you are happy, you will be in a position to attract success. Positive thinking is yet another key towards happiness. When you think positively, the energy levels will increase. Further, it will improve your productivity and creativity by as much as 30%.

Get rid of negative thoughts

Some people are troubled by contrary ideas, and they have a hard time in getting rid of the same. The best way to get rid of negative thoughts is to write them on a paper and tear the same into pieces. You can either rip it, trash or even you can burn the paper.

Of course, doing this might not reduce the toxic effects of negative thoughts. But, when you do the same on a regular basis, you will get rid of them say, psychologists. If you are using anti-depressants, get some useful tips to quit antidepressants. Leading days without these medicines will boost your confidence levels and will help you stay happy.

Practice mindfulness to stay happy

Have you heard about mindfulness? It means that you should accept the present moment without any judgment on your part. It is turning out to be a favorite trend in medicine and psychology.

It will help with bringing down stress levels and boosting mood. When you enjoy the present moments with happiness, rather than thinking about the past and worrying about the future, you can lead a happy life forever.

Think why you are grateful

Thinking about the things that you are thankful for every morning when you wake up is an excellent idea to build your happiness. The human brain always tends to pay attention to the negative things. But, you should get out of them, if you wish to lead a happy life.

  • When you get up daily, remind yourself of three essential things in your life that you are grateful and work out for you to stay happy.
  • Even, you can keep these things in writing and can look at the same then and there to feel grateful.
  • You can use social sites if you feel inclined.
  • You can call up your better half to express your gratitude, or you can also thank your colleague for a vital help you got from him/her.
  • Even, you can try to give back by helping a person, who is in real need of something.
  • Otherwise, you can volunteer for an hour on a daily basis.

Treasure your experiences as compared to your belongings

Nowadays, many of us are turning materialistic. Even though they can bring the satisfaction that you were able to spend on them, it just brings short-term happiness. But, when you treasure your experiences as compared to your belongings, you will feel happy always. The past happy experiences in your life will stay in your memories. To remind of those good days, just take out an old photo album.

In addition to these things, focusing on your positives will surely bring you happiness. Remembering your strengths then and there will also help you gain the required contentment.
So, practice these tips and let pleasure be with you for your entire life.

Author ~ Akshay Patni

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Poster: You Become What You Think. Think Happy Thoughts.

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This inspiring artwork “You become what you think. Think happy thoughts.” was created by Karen Salmansohn. The poster is also available in actual paper form as a framed artwork.

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