In his book, Choose the Life You Want: 101 Ways to Create Your Own Road to Happiness, professor Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D, writes, Every moment of our waking life we face choices whose cumulative effect on us is just as great, if not greater, than the effect of the big decisions. He gives several examples, such as saying something nice to his spouse or giving “her a sour look,” appreciating his health, friends, and food or taking them for granted, sitting up straight or slouching. ~~fromhttp://psychcentral.com/…/5-small-ways-to-create-your-own-…/
It’s empowering to realize that, regardless of our circumstances, we do have a say in our satisfaction. Here are five ways we can choose happiness every day from Ben-Shahar’s book:
1. View work as having meaning.
2. Find the positive.
3. Include pleasure boosters in your day.
4. Embrace silence.
5. See challenges, not difficult situations.
And let me add one more…
6. Know you are blessed!