When we are little, we smile almost 400 times a day. Small things make us happy. We get enough sleep, we get enough play time, and we take pride in our accomplishments, however simple they may be. When we are little, we live completely in the present moment, leaping from one day into the next, each morning a new adventure. Take a few minutes now to restore your inner sense of joy. If you need help getting started, take our 10 questions for happiness:
- Are you happy when you wake up in the morning? Why, or why not?
- If you could transport to the happiest place in the world- where would you be?
- What activity or hobby do you feel happiest doing?
- Is your happiness dependent on other people, or yourself?
- Do you feel that happiness is luck or is it a practiced mindset?
- What is something small that always makes you smile?
- What is something about you that has never changed since you were little?
- What would your younger self tell your current self to do today?
- Is fear of failure holding you back from any particular goal?
- At age 100 what would be one thing you would regret not doing/trying?
These 10 questions can help you re-evaluate your current perceptions of happiness. If you find that you are not getting enough time for hobbies or things you enjoyed when you were younger, it might be time to reschedule your day so that you can get back to feeling happier and more productive!
You can also create lists of what activities or obligations are causing more distraction than positivity, and you can then work to reduce or eliminate those sources of stress in your life.