Harvesting Happiness: 10 Tips for Leaving Unhappiness Behind

  • By Lisa Cypers Kamen.

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    If you find yourself focusing on the unhappy moments and things in your life, the following suggestions may start you back on the path to a happier, more satisfying life.

    1. Clear out unhappiness. What obstacles to happiness are there in your life? Pay attention to what makes you feel unhappy.
    2. Are you especially fearful, sad or anxious? Find someone you can talk to about your feelings, a close friend or family member that you can confide in and whom you trust.
    3. Avoid things that make you unhappy.
    4. See less of unhappy, difficult people whenever possible.
    5. Talk less and dwell less on your problems.
    6. Do not gossip or or create undue negativity in your life.
    7. If a problem is dragging you down, solve it or deal with it: put it behind you as soon as possible.
    8. Change your thinking by shifting negative thoughts to positive ones.
    9. If your habits are bad for you, make up your mind to change them and find help to change them.
    10. If you have an addictive activity, recognize it, admit to it and find a plan to recover. Remember, you have the power to recreate your life and reclaim happiness.

    Just remember that the above are only a few strategies to help get you started. What works for you may not work for another person. As always, it all starts with you! You have to choose the path of happiness for your own life. No one else can choose it or change your attitude for you either.

    Happiness is an inside job®.

    Lisa Cypers Kamen

    Lisa Cypers Kamen is a filmmaker, positive psychology coach, author, host of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio, professor and lecturer specializing in the field of sustainable happiness. She is widely recognized as an expert on the subject. Lisa’s acclaimed documentary film co-produced with her now fifteen year-old daughter, Kayla, “H-Factor…Where is your heart?” explores how people in varied circumstances find, generate and share happiness. In addition to her film on happiness, Lisa has also published a number of articles and books entitled, Got Happiness Now?, Are We Happy Yet?, Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed and Reintegration Strategies, about combat trauma and using positive psychology principles to create wellness in a post-war new normal. Lisa’s written work is featured on blogs for the Huffington Post, PositivelyPositive.com and InspireMeToday.com and she is a TEDx community event speaker. In addition, she is the Happiness Expert for the Florida Department of Citrus/ Florida Orange Juice in its Take on the Day campaign. Harvesting Happiness for Heroes™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that delivers stigma-free integrated combat trauma recovery services to warriors and their loved ones. Modalities include scientifically proven strengths based Positive Psychology coaching and interdisciplinary tools such as film, yoga, meditation, art and creative writing designed to mindfully empower the client to achieve increased self-mastery, self-esteem and reclaim her/his life. HH4Heroes focuses on the balance of mind, body and emotion resulting in greater overall wellbeing and the transformation of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). HH4Heroes offers retreat workshops, one-on-one coaching, Battle Buddy programs, as well as our new R.E.B.O.O.T Online virtual community coaching classrooms designed to reach underserved areas. In addition, HH4Heroes deploys Return to Duty™ civilian and corporate training to help welcome a warrior home and into the community and workplace. Lisa is committed to teaching Happiness is an inside job™ and helping others end their needless suffering through intentionally cultivating greater joy.

    For more information, please visit HH4Heroes.orgHarvestingHappiness.com, and HarvestingHappinessTalkRadio.com.

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