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You probably already know that most people want to be happy.
But most people find it hard to see past the negative and bad things each day (myself included all too often!) However, happiness can easily be improved by performing some simple habits.
When I use these tips my happiness, my productivity skyrockets! After all, it has been scientifically proven that happiness improves performance.
This podcast will show you 7 ways to improve your happiness and productivity today.
#1 Find Something to Look Forward to
As you listen to this podcast you will realise that it doesn’t have to be something huge like:
- A big holiday
- A wedding or BIG party
You will feel more at ease that it can be something little such as:
- Meeting some freinds
- Having a date night/ family night
- A sport that you play
The more you listen to this podcast, the more excited you will feel at how simple these habits can be.
If you’re like me, then you probably think of some hippie wearing a daisy chain on their head in a field when you think of meditating.
However, it really doesn’t have to be like this.
Here are some simple ways to get started today:
- YouTube guided meditation
There are so many proven benefits to meditation. Check out fdsa to see how Barry finds over an hour each day for meditation.
#3 Conscious Acts of Kindness
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way that you could instantly make yourself feel good?
Well there is!
People often think that they need to do random acts of kindness because they are a good person.
However, the science suggests you will get a much bigger hit of positivity if you do conscious acts of kindness. This is a far more effective way of improving happiness than doing something randomly without noticing you did it!
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#4 Positive Surroundings
Your surroundings has a big impact on your happiness levels.
Find ways to improve your surroundings such as:
- Have pictures of family
- Use a vision board as a screensaver
- Work in places that you feel good (it may be outside/ by a window/ in a coffee shop)
Little by little you begin to realise that your happiness levels contribute to your productivity levels.
We are the sum of the 5 people we spend the most time with
You’re intelligent enough to know there are so many physiological benefits to exercise.
But the psychological impacts often get overlooked.
Try out some simple ways to exercise each day:
- Taking the stairs
- Walking to work/ shops
- Carrying food shopping
If you know someone that’s successful chances are they will have a great exercise routine
#6 Spend Money on Experiences
Since you’re still here I’m going to assume that you are interested in finding more ways to improve your happiness and productivity levels.
Well this one is a biggie amigo!
Rather than filling your life with more stuff it’s been proven that experiences improve your happiness levels. Therefore, they improve your productivity!
Are you beginning to see that spending money on other people is the most effective way of getting a hit of positivity?
#7 Use a Signature Strength
As you keep listening to the podcast you will realise that doing things we are good at has a postive effect on our mind.
Some examples of what these signature strength could be:
- Playing an instrument
- Play a sport
Personally I couldn’t think of anything worse than cleaning the house. But other people love it, are good at it and find it therapeutic.
Find your own signature strenghts and do them when you need a hit of positivity to increase your productivity.
Try out these 7 ways to improve your happiness.
You’re probably wondering when you will find the time to do all of this! The real question is…
How much time could you save by being more productive?
3 books mentioned in the podcast:
The Happiness Advantage- Shawn Achor
If You’re so Smart Why Aren’t You Happy? Raj Raghunathan
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – Dr Joe Dispenzer
Ways to Improve Your Happiness – Summary
The more and more you listen to this podcast, the more you will realise these do not have to be huge changes that you make to your life.
The important thing is that you make them a habit.
It would be far more effective to choose one tip and turn that into a habit that you do every day than to do them all for a week and stop.
Drop a comment below about which one is your favourite tip. If you have any of your own tips please do share them too!
Keep changing for the better,
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