I have never met anyone who wasn’t on a search to live a happy life. It seems we all want to be happy. But research has shown that as human beings we are more naturally inclined to look for negatives. A quick mental check of the people you know and the thoughts you routinely have likely has you nodding along in agreement. So how do we fix that?
- Daily Practice – Remember that building a gratitude habit is more then a once a year thing.
- Set-up Triggers – These could be time-based triggers (in the morning, before bed, 3pm, etc) or activity-based triggers (tying shoes, eating, grabbing chapstick, etc.)
- Look For It – The are many options for seeking gratitude from free writing what your thankful for to a gratitude list to in the moment thinking.
- Express It – Let others know you appreciate them! Write thank yous, little notes, or simply tell them when they did a good job. Expressed gratitude is the ultimate form.
Tip of the Week
Use Your Smartphone calendar as a productivity tool.Make your life more efficient by getting the most out of your phone’s camera. This tip is based off of a blog post written by The Time Management Ninja
- Capture Whiteboard notes
- Remember Details – Describe Something
- Travel Assistance
- Scanner for notes
- Ditch the Junk
- Bar code scanner
- Take a video
- Connect with Facetime or Video Chat
1. I just re-designed my speaking page to make it easier for event planners. You can check it out at NickPalkowski.com/speaking
2. Happy New Year!! Next week’s episode on the topic of goal, How to go from resolutions to actual change. Be sure to tune in next week! In fact, subscribe in iTunes so you don’t miss it.
Quote: “Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” Margaret Lee Runbeck
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