Choosing to be Happy

Word on the street is … You can choose to be happy!!! It is said that you can claim your “happy” by simply making the effort to monitor the workings of your mind.

Psychologists who study in the field of happiness, believe we can pursue happiness. We can do this by preventing negative emotions such as pessimism, resentment, and anger. Instead we can foster positive emotions, such as empathy, serenity, and especially gratitude.

With so much written, researched and studied on fostering happiness, I have invented my own brand of “Happy

I’m going to share it with you in the hope that you may use it, adapt it and make it part of your own brand of happy.

So….. because I’m a lover of music and dance, I choose to exercise, enhance and generate happy through this medium. The first thing I do is choose a song. To be really honest I don’t choose the song, I let the song choose me by random shuffle on the music player in my car particularly. Now, most of the time I know the lyrics so that does help. Now here’s a little trick I use…….. in the event of a ballad or love song popping up, say for instance Whitney Houston’s _ “ I will always love you”. This is how I work it, instead of singing to a partner of love ……. I sing those words to me.

Okay let’s practice……………………….. here’s a verse from “ I will always love you”
Deep breath now……. And here we go…….
“I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish to you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love
And I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I will always love you
I, I will always love you
You, darling, I love you
Oh, I’ll always, I’ll always love you”
(TIP: Go on an you tube the song if you not sure of the tune)

And even if you’re not the songbird Whitney is, belt it out from the bottom of your lungs.

If you’ve really given it your all your body will release endorphins. Singing releases endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in the brain. Because the deep breathing needed to sing draws more oxygen into the blood and causes better circulation, it’s also an aerobic activity and a natural stress-reducer. Plus, people who sing in choral groups might feel a lift from their social connection and working in unison.

THIS IS WHERE IT GETS ‘CRAZY HAPPY’ – You absolutely have to try it with friends – and sing to each other. ***** WARNING******** High release of “Happy “on the way and you won’t even need the wine. Whoopla!!!!!!!!
Happiness has a powerful impact on one’s general health. This positive emotion can boost your mood, lift your spirits and inspire you.
And all that I have left to say is ……….. I DARE YOU!!!!!!!

Here’s a little “something something” to start you off. I find it super energising and it totally brings on my HAPPY ( and my crazy at times, okay most times…….. hahahahaahahaaaaa)

Until next time…………

PS We’d love your feedback on how it went. Much love

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