30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

30 Days Art of Happiness Challenge

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.

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.

67 Positive Words to Think and Be Happy

67 Positive Words to Think and Be Happy

Positive Words Research has compiled a list with 67 positive words to think and be happy. Read this list carefully and add the words to your vocabulary.

You can also make a little project with these words. You can write the words on a card and give the card to the people that you meet in the next three months. You can take all the cards with positive words with you and ask them to randomly draw a positive word and keep the card.

You get what you give. What positive words you give will come back to you multiplied.

67 Positive Words to Think and Be Happy

  1. GRATITUDE/GRATEFUL
  2. FORGIVENESS
  3. SELF-CONFIDENCE
  4. IKIGAI – JAPANESE WORD, MEANS A REASON FOR BEING
  5. SELF-DISCIPLINE
  6. LOVING-KINDNESS
  7. OM MANI PADME HUM – ONE OF THE HIGHEST BUDDHISM MANTRA
  8. RESILIENCE
  9. ACCEPTANCE
  10. NAMASTE
  11. DOPE CHILL OUT
  12. PLAYFULNESS
  13. PURE LOVE AND LIGHT
  14. LIMITLESS
  15. MINDFULNESS
  16. MAGIC BLISSFULNESS
  17. LOVE
  18. EMBODY THE LOVE
  19. MAGNETIC TO LOVE
  20. SERENDIPITY
  21. EMPOWERED
  22. NURTURED
  23. SELF-CARE
  24. SELF-COMPASSION
  25. SELF-LOVE
  26. PROSPERITY
  27. ABUNDANCE
  28. LEGACY
  29. I GET PAID FOR BEING ME
  30. TRANSFORMATION
  31. MISSION
  32. BREATH
  33. OHANA – HAWAIIAN WORD, FAMILY/COMMUNITY
  34. UBUNTU – A WORD FROM SOUTH AFRICA, MEANS COMPASSION/HUMANITY/SOUL GENTLENESS
  35. HARMONY
  36. SERENITY
  37. AGELESS
  38. WARM-HEARTEDNESS
  39. OMNISCIENCE – THE FINAL STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS THAT IS ATTAINED BY A HUMAN BEING ACCORDING TO BUDDHISM
  40. AUTHENTIC/AUTHENTICITY
  41. APPRECIATIVE JOY
  42. ABUNDANT GRATIFICATION
  43. ALL IS WELL
  44. I AM SAFE
  45. LIFE IS FOR ME
  46. ART OF STILLNESS
  47. CHEERFUL WILLINGNESS
  48. CUTENESS OVERLOAD
  49. THE CONTINUAL STREAM OF SYNCHRONICITY
  50. EQUANIMITY
  51. INTUITION
  52. TRUST
  53. CREATIVITY
  54. INSPIRATION
  55. EFFORTLESS EASE
  56. SYMPTOMS OF GREATNESS
  57. WORTHINESS TO TAKE UP SPACE
  58. LOVABLE
  59. LOVE FULFILLED
  60. I AM LOVED
  61. ZEST FOR LIFE
  62. WONDER
  63. ADVENTURE
  64. DIVINE GRACE
  65. FREEDOM
  66. OPENNESS
  67. ONENESS

Share this list with a friend and inspire him about what positive words to think and be happy.

How to Make the Most of Easter Holidays When You’re Suffering From Depression

How to Make the Most of Easter Holidays When You’re Suffering From Depression

How to Make the Most of Easter Holidays When You’re Suffering From Depression

As the Easter season is upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in either the merriment or the stress of the pre-holiday shopping stress. But what happens when you’re in neither of those places? What happens when your mental and emotional state reflects neither the holiday cheer nor the happiness of having friends and family around? Depression is often an underestimated affliction of the soul that tends to rear its head even more so during the Easter holidays. So how do you make the most of Easter when you suffer from depression?

1. Relieve Yourself from Pressure when Suffering from Depression

When you’re feeling blue, the last thing you want to do is to put even more pressure on yourself. This is a trap that anyone can easily fall into around the holidays, since seeing other people so cheerful and busy creates this feeling that maybe you should be in it too or that maybe you are missing something. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. There isn’t any right or wrong way of being or feeling. If you aren’t feeling these positive emotions, then that’s something you need to accept during this time of the year. The human spectrum of emotions is very complex and allowing yourself to feel an entire range of them is not only healthy, but it will also feel liberating and soothing.

2. Move Towards Reconciliation

Often times we tend to feel emotionally troubled and burdened without even knowing it and it may have something to do with the relationships we currently have in our lives or with the ones we have nurtured in the past. Since the Easter holidays are mostly about connecting with other people, it’s important that you take the time to think of your relationships and allow yourself to feel, truly feel with your heart, which ones need more attention, closure or reconciliation. Depression is definitely a condition that’s tough to transform for the better, but calling or meeting these important people in your life in order to patch things up will definitely set you one step closer to healing.

3. Strive for a Healthy Lifestyle

Easter depression has a funny way of tricking us into leaning back into our comfort zone and making us stay indoors, rather than go out and explore the world. It may be because of the increasingly shorter days or because of the negative mindset maybe just too overpowering to fight, but many people suffering from depression during the holidays give up altogether and resort to a sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle. However, it’s essential to fight the impulse and keep active. Go out for a walk, put your blood into motion, see the world around you unfold even if for only half an hour every day and exercise as much as you can. Stay away from sugar, an excessive amount of carbs and fatty foods, since the satisfaction they provide may be immediate, but the long-term effects are pretty devastating both on your physical and emotional health.

4. Create a Gratitude List when Suffering from Depression

It may sound like a cliche and it may be the last thing you honestly feel like doing when suffering from depression, but the power behind gratitude is tremendous. Find a quiet place in your home where you can focus without any interruptions, play some relaxing music in the background while sipping from your favorite tea and start writing a list of things you are grateful for. Write about things that happened to you throughout the year or things that you’ve made happen for yourself. Also take the time to thank the people that have been there for you the past year or even throughout your entire life and even tell them this personally, if you feel like it. It’s always a good time to focus on what feels right in your life and how certain people left a positive mark on your growth as a human being.

When it comes to it, the holidays are a time to take it easy, put things into perspective and accept life as it comes to you. Regardless of your mental and emotional state, remember this too shall pass, the people you love are still right there for you and there’s always room for a beacon of light amidst a cloudy sky.

About the Author

‘Claudia Spataru is a free spirit located in Bucharest, Romania and always in search of answers to life’s greatest questions. She loves to understand how people work, what makes them tick and find ways to help them reach higher grounds. She adores the sea, traveling and laughing.’

How to Restore Your Authenticity and Feel Better In Your Skin Again

Ever since we leave childhood behind, we expose ourselves more and more to the world around us. We diversify and increase our interaction with the people we meet through work relationships, study collaborations, romantic interests, friends and family connections. The relationships are more often than not very complex and there’s a fine intertwining of emotions involved. A need for authenticity evolves.

How to Restore Your Authenticity and Feel Better In Your Skin Again

This is why it’s particularly easy to get caught up in games and diversions that we play in order to cover up our intentions or faults, or downright even to mislead. We end up doing these things so often that we end up forgetting what it feels like to be morally upright. Or we even forget who we really are and what we yearn for in life. And without realizing it, guilt, shame, and frustration find a way in before we can realize it, leading to low energy levels and poor emotional connections. So what is there to do? How can we restore our authenticity and start generating positive feelings about ourselves once again?

How to Restore Your Authenticity and Feel Better In Your Skin Again

1. Start by Cleaning Up Your Life To Fuel Authenticity

The one thing you need to do before you can implement actual change in your future is to identify the situations in which you have been dishonest and incongruent with your thoughts regarding other people. Once you’ve done this – and be certain they exist somewhere in the unconscious, buried down – you need to take action on your findings. You need to get in touch with the people you’ve wronged in the distant past or even recently and make amends with them, so you can stop this internal and ever-present worrying cycle.

Start by admitting what your real intentions or feelings were, apologize to them and promise to offer a new and better type of behavior with them in your future interactions. The wonderful part about this is that you’ll feel immensely relieved and that you’ll build a different type of relationship with the people involved. In other words, you are creating a foundation for a fresh new start in your life and will start to harbor truly good feelings.

2. Stop Yourself In Your Tracks As Often As You Get The Chance To

After clearing up your past more doubtful interactions, you’ll notice that your vibrational levels will rise. You will no longer be able to keep yourself at a level where you can turn a blind eye to your own actions. This is why you’ll gain this amazing and powerful capacity to identify those old types of intentions as soon as they form in your mind.

This is where decision-making comes in. You’ll have the possibility to either act based on your previous inner layout or to continue forging this new person you’re becoming. The more you resist the urge to go back to old patterns, the more power and clarity you’ll gain in all aspects of your life. By allowing yourself to grow into a new and better person, you’re also allowing for more positive emotions to enter your life and nourish your soul.

3. Practice Gratitude On a Daily Basis and Power Up Authenticity

There’s a magical aspect of gratitude and practicing it regularly. By acknowledging the goodness in your everyday life and zooming out on it, you attain a sort of powerful humbleness. This, in turn, allows you to become more authentic towards your own self, which will then radiate towards the others as well. You’ll start to feel more at ease with your path in life and, as a result, you’ll become more in tune with who you really are and what your soul longs for. On the outside, this will translate to a higher level of authenticity and alignment with yourself.

The road to authenticity is clear and easy to follow, you just need to practice mindfulness every day in order to clear all the obstacles along the way. By taking the time to center yourself daily, you’ll get a clearer vision of who you are and what your inner voice really longs to speak to you and to the entire world. Transformation always comes from the inside out and it starts manifesting accordingly in the way you relate to your environment and the people around you.

About the Author

‘Claudia Spataru is a free spirit located in Bucharest, Romania and always in search of answers to life’s greatest questions. She loves to understand how people work, what makes them tick and find ways to help them reach higher grounds. She adores the sea, traveling and laughing.’

10 Habits of Supremely Happy People

10 Habits of Supremely Happy People

10 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We all want to be happy. However, no matter how hard we want it, it seems that we never get there. And why is it, we wonder.

The truth is that everything in life is a question of habit. And being happy is no different. If you want to be happy, you need to make it part of your life. Every. Single. Day.

Yes, it sounds easier said than done. So how do we get there? By learning from whom has set happiness as their goal and achieved it.

So here are ten habits of supremely happy people. Get inspired.

1 ~ They appreciate little things

One thing that happy people have in common is the fact that they can appreciate little things that happen in their lives. Every smile, laugh, moment with a friend, walk out, anything that can bring them joy is celebrated as if they had won the lottery. They don’t think that only big achievements are meaningful.

2 ~ They build relationships and interact with people (face to face)

Relationships are crucial to happiness, and those who got there know it very well. So they spend quality time cultivating them. It means that happy people might not have many friends, but they will be close and loyal ones. They will be sure that they can count on their friends and family if needed. And they will meet them regularly in person, so they can share experiences and ask for support – something essential for happiness.

3 ~ They work on improving themselves

Self-improvement is at the top of the list of priorities for happy people. They know that they can’t change the others, but, if they can only change themselves, they might live much better. The enemy within you is usually much harder to deal, but the reward for those who have accomplished is priceless, they believe. So happy people are aware of their flaws and try their best to become a better person every day.

4 ~ They spend their time on what matters for them

Happy people know that time is precious, so they won’t waste it on activities that have no meaning for them. They know what brings them joy, and what their goals are, and they will prioritize both. They won’t be impressed by any type of pressure coming from outside, even if it happens to be disguised as an urgency. They also know that they excel when doing what they love, so rarely they try to change it.

5 ~ They show gratitude

People who have achieved happiness know how to say thank you. And not just because their parents have told them to do so. It comes from their hearts, from their certainty that life is a gift. So they will show gratitude for the opportunity to be part of the world, from the air that they breathe to the time that every person spends listening to them. And they will be happy for it.

6 ~ They talk about ideas, not people

Happy people love to put their brains in motion. It makes them productive, creative, and boost their imagination so they can write or work on it later. They will spend time talking about ideas, testing them, and learning from books and people. On the other hand, they will not waste any minute judging people’s life choices, as they know that it is pointless. Of course, they will want to know enough so not to repeat their mistakes, but it is very different from gossiping, as you know.

7 ~ They take care of their health

We all know how essential is to be healthy for our happiness, but do we really care about it? Or do we only remember what our body needs when it is too late? Happy people don’t make this mistake. They will take good care of their body when they are in perfect health. They will exercise, eat balanced meals, and sleep well no matter what.

8 ~ They live in the present

Happy people don’t wait to be happy. They are happy now. Today. They don’t think that life will be better when they get a job or get married, or graduate, or become a parent, or buy a house. They believe that they can be happy even though they have none of these things. Above all, they don’t expect that any material achievement, or something that also depends on somebody else, can make them genuinely pleased in the long term.

9 ~ They have goals (and work on them)

Another thing that makes people feel happy about their lives is having goals and working on them. It gives them a sense of purpose, a reason to wake up every morning and say hi to the world. They know why they work hard, and why things are the way they are. They have a plan, a to-do list, and they check it and make something small happen every day. In other words, they know why they are alive.

10 ~ They take risks and embrace changes

Happy people are ready to pay the price to be happy. If it means leaving their job, moving abroad, starting their own business, or getting a divorce, they will. Not that they don’t care or suffer the consequences. But they understand that they can make no contribution to the world if they are unhappy about themselves. So they will take risks and embrace changes whenever it feels right.

The Takeaway

There is much more that can be said about habits of happy people, but these ten topics are a good way to start. They will require much discipline from you, have no doubt. However, nobody said that being happy is easy in the beginning.

The good thing is that, after a while, your body and mind will get used to your new state of mind. And when the idea becomes a real habit, then happiness will be part of your life.

Bio:

Kerry Creaswood is a young and ambitious writer from Savannah, GA. She is fond of various forms of art and thinks that everything we can imagine is real. To find more about Kerry – check her Twitter