Spring fever yet?
I'm feeling it, how about you? Even in the recent cold mornings the air has had that spring freshness in it, and the trees have those tiny bright bits of pink and mahogany red, promises of what's to come. And the tree we pick Cornelian cherries from in the summer is flowering up a yellow whirlwind.
Ahh, or Ah-choo for some.
Everyone has their own reactions to spring, and all of life's experiences. We all come into this world equal, but not the same. What's easy for one is hard for another. One longs for spring and another dreads it. One is energized by crowds, another by solitude and quiet. Some are kind and loving, and others find their strengths in hope, creativity, perseverance, teamwork, or love of learning.
And regardless of your strengths (FYI, you can take a free strengths assessment here:VIA Character Strengths Assessment) the practice of shifting your brain and nervous system into a more congruent and replenishing hormone profile will make you better and stronger, and healthier.
Or, you could call it getting happier.
Most of us engage in tapping, or whatever our technique of choice is in the moment, when something is bothering us. that's when we most have a desire to feel better. But what if we took action before hand and just made it a habit to choose to feel better more often?
Not just as a reaction to feeling bad, but as a Habit of Happiness?
The Habits of Happiness Course is open for enrollment now!
(you can check it out here: https://calmhealthease.coachesconsole.com/the-habits-of-happiness-2.html)
Studies show that happiness makes us healthier, and protects our health in the long run. Excerpted from a Harvard report:
Positive emotions have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being in numerous scientific studies. On the other hand, chronic anger, worry, and hostility increase the risk of developing heart disease, as people react to these feelings with raised blood pressure and stiffening of blood vessels. (Harvard report)
Developing the happiness habit isn't about some endless giddy romp through life. It's about increasing your ability to think through problems, stand your ground when necessary, safely feel difficult feelings, be more creative, be a better leader and team builder, and getting better in just about every domain of life.
The course I've developed will help you cultivate happiness. About 40% of our happiness is genetic. But even if you are not as genetically inclined towards a sunny disposition as some others, you too can raise your happiness set point.
Happiness is not a steady state of course. But you can nurture happiness like you would anything else you want to grow. And it will.
Increased happiness is more about how far off track any event will knock you, and how easily and quickly you can get back to a happier state. That's what resilience means.
And rather than being the end goal, the pay off for your trudging through the muck, a state of happiness is actually the way to achieve your goals more quickly and easily.
There is so much more to say, but check it out here, and I'll get back to you next week!
P.S. The 'pay what you can' option is activated for this launch, so there's no better time to up your happiness level! Enrollment is limited, so jump on it if you already know you want to be happier!