How do we create happiness?  When you throw a tiny rock into water, the ripples spread out into ever widening circles.

It’s no different with the individual choices that we make in our daily lives.  Each choice spreads out to color our lives in increasingly wider circles of sorrow or happiness.

What do you need to do to bring more happiness into your life?  It helps to make a list of 3 or 4 things that you could begin to do differently.  Too big a list can feel overwhelming.

When you have your list, break down each item into 2 or 3 small steps that you can start doing right away.  For instance, if you know that one way you would be happier is if you got more exercise, then what would help you do that?  Three small steps might be to 1) buy some good exercise shoes, 2) create an exercise journal or diary, 3) make a decision to go for a short, brisk walk tomorrow morning.

Each person’s list, and their individual steps for each item will be different.  The important element is to take action — now!  Don’t wait for your life to magically change.  It isn’t likely to happen.

What do you need to do?  Take that first step today!

Until next time,

Linda

* I would love to hear what you’re going to start doing to increase your happiness!  You can leave a comment here, or email me at linda@counselinginsb.com  Thanks!

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