Happiness In Hard Times
From the Happiness In Hard Times web site:
Greater Happiness And Less Pain In Hard Times
Happiness In Hard Times™ shares key skills and strategies that help people Triumph Over Tough Times with greater happiness and less pain.
The insights come from our interviews and studies of habitually happy, spiritually successful people from different walks of life and personal situations.
Many of the people we studied cheerfully conquered challenges not unlike what many of us face today. They refused to let their difficulties get them down.
Each strategy is time tested, powerful and proven effective. We use them ourselves to stay balanced, focused and happy despite extraordinary difficulties. They offer amazing relief and surprising happiness.
What do you have to loose, why not try them?
Expanded, Specific Strategies for each item in printable pdf format are shown below. Print them for yourself or to share with people who need new insights, attractive alternatives and fresh perspectives on dealing with difficult times.
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In Hard Times it is especially important to Love Expansively and Extensively. Decide to SEA – Savor, Enjoy & Appreciate Good Things, Try To Have A Good Time All Of The Time, Do YOUR Best, and continually Try To Be YOUR Best All Of The Time.
Channel any anger or anguish about errors and mistakes toward fixing problems, identifying, practicing and strengthening skills that will help you to triumph and be happy in the future.
Happiness In Hard Times – Specific Strategies
Here are links to attractive, printable descriptions of the Happiness In Hard Times concept card in pdf format. We’ll add new descriptions until the list is complete. BE PATIENT – they are large files ~400 kb. Skeptics see Really?
Wrap The Pain In Love – Don’t deny or dismiss the emotional pain that comes from major life losses and devastating changes. Wrap the pain in love. Give yourself warm, comforting hugs. When you feel the pain, comfort yourself and wrap the pain in love.
Action, Activity & Achievement Are Healing – Address high priority tasks in small, specific steps. Try to be at YOUR Best all of the time. Make lists, check off and celebrate completed tasks. Achievement is encouraging and empowering. Happiness Is Healing.
Explore, Enjoy New Experiences – Crises and changed circumstances offer new joys, new opportunities, new benefits. Acquire new skills, strengthen existing capabilities, expand your definitions of happiness and success in new or changed environments.
Turn Negative Judgments Into Positive Action Items – Negative judgments fuel all fear, worry, anxiety and despair. Ask,“Can this negative judgment help me in some way?” If YES, turn the negative judgment into positive action items. If NO, discard it. Focus your time, energy and attention on activities that build happiness and spiritual success.
Misery Is Meant To Make Us Move– Misery signals something has changed, something needs to change, or both. Make changes to stop the misery. You may need to change what you are doing, how you are thinking, what you are feeling or change all three.
Decide What You’re Going To Do, Find Ways To Enjoy It – Enthusiasm, energy and determination to complete tasks well are just as important as developing good plans.
Use Anger To Your Advantage – Channel anger toward positive, constructive purposes. Use anger to help you rebound, triumph over difficulties and be happy.
Enjoying Happiness In Hard Times – How to use Happiness In Hard Times strategies to bring greater happiness into your life right now. Steps to make your life more enjoyable immediately. SPECIAL ADDED SECTION.
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