10 Simple Secrets You Can Do To Today That Will Make You Happier…

As my “Happiness Coaching ” is taking off I have been reading and studying much about Happiness. In writing the info that I got from this book I must say that #8 something I am going to study a bit more, because we have never felt worse when we get home…. Share with me your experience around taking vacations! 

suzan-feature-smallHappiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.

I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found.

 

1. Exercise more – 7 minutes might be enough

You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all.

Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it’s actually been proven to be an effective strategy for overcoming depression. In a study cited in Shawn Achor’s book, The Happiness Advantage, three groups of patients treated their depression with either medication, exercise, or a combination of the two. The results of this study really surprised me. Although all three groups experienced similar improvements in their happiness levels to begin with, the follow up assessments proved to be radically different:

You don’t have to be depressed to gain benefit from exercise, though. It can help you to relax, increase your brain power and even improve your body image, even if you don’t lose any weight.

We’ve explored exercise in depth before, and looked at what it does to our brains, such as releasing proteins and endorphins that make us feel happier, as you can see in the image below.

2. Sleep more – you’ll be less sensitive to negative emotionsWe know that sleep helps our bodies to recover from the day and repair themselves, and that it helps us focus and be more productive. It turns out, it’s also important for our happiness.

Using a face recognition task, here we demonstrate an amplified reactivity to anger and fear emotions across the day, without sleep. However, an intervening nap blocked and even reversed this negative emotional reactivity to anger and fear while conversely enhancing ratings of positive (happy) expressions.

Of course, how well (and how long) you sleep will probably affect how you feel when you wake up, which can make a difference to your whole day. Especially this graph showing how your brain activity decreases is a great insight about how important enough sleep is for productivity and happiness:

3. Move closer to work – a short commute is worth more than a big houseOur commute to the office can have a surprisingly powerful impact on our happiness. The fact that we tend to do this twice a day, five days a week, makes it unsurprising that its effect would build up over time and make us less and less happy.

4. Spend time with friends and family – don’t regret it on your deathbedStaying in touch with friends and family is one of the top five regrets of the dying. If you want more evidence that it’s beneficial for you, I’ve found some research that proves it can make you happier right now.

5. Go outside – happiness is maximized when we in Nature
Making time to go outside on a nice day also delivers a huge advantage; one study found that spending 20 minutes outside in good weather not only boosted positive mood, but broadened thinking and improved working memory…
6. Help others – 100 hours a year is the magical numberOne of the most counter-intuitive pieces of advice I found is that to make yourself feel happier, you should help others. In fact, 100 hours per year (or two hours per week) is the optimal time we should dedicate to helping others in order to enrich our lives.

7. Practice smiling – it can alleviate painSmiling itself can make us feel better, but it’s more effective when we back it up with positive thoughts, according to this study:

A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts – such as a tropical vacation or a child’s recital – improve their mood and withdraw less.

8. Plan a trip – but don’t take one

As opposed to actually taking a holiday, it seems that planning a vacation or just a break from work can improve our happiness. A study published in the journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the highest spike in happiness came during the planning stage of a vacation as employees enjoyed the sense of anticipation: In the study, the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks. After the vacation, happiness quickly dropped back to baseline levels for most people.

9. Prayer & Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness

Important habit for improving focus, clarity and attention span, as well as helping to keep you calm. It turns out it’s also useful for improving your happiness:

In one study, a research team from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at the brain scans of 16 people before and after they participated in an eight-week course in mindfulness meditation. The study, published in the January issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, concluded that after completing the course, parts of the participants’ brains associated with compassion and self-awareness grew, and parts associated with stress shrank.

Meditation literally clears your mind and calms you down, it’s been often proven to be the single most effective way to live a happier live. I believe that this graphic explains it the best:

10. Practice gratitude – increase both happiness and life satisfactionThis is a seemingly simple strategy, but I’ve personally found it to make a huge difference to my outlook. There are lots of ways to practice gratitude, from keeping a journal of things you’re grateful for, sharing three good things that happen each day with a friend or your partner, and going out of your way to show gratitude when others help you.

Warmly Suzan
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To Accelerate, Concentrate!

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Today as I began to write & thinking about all the topics to share. I felt in my spirit to keep it lite & fun to read~ Leave me your comments if you believe that this information will help you in building your business.  http://www.suzanbafford.com
“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
 Nido Qubein
## Your attention is divided, and your focus is fractured.  Your quality will be questionable, and the inevitable rework will be on the rise.  To accelerate, concentrate!
#The great enemy of excellence is the pseudo-skill called multi-tasking.  To multi-task is to attempt to do multiple tasks simultaneously, which gives you the appearance of high productivity but at the expense of excellence.
                                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=srgO7Y7NOS4&video_referrer=watch&ns=1
First, narrow your focus to those few goals that will produce the highest return on investment.  To focus is to concentrate your attention and action toward a chosen goal to the exclusion of other lesser important things that are competing for your attention.
sproutsNext, instead of trying to juggle multiple, high intensity projects at one time, pick one and get it done!  You will accomplish more in less time by scheduling time on your calendar to accomplish each individual task and focusing all of your attention on one project to bring it to completion with excellence.  Take control of your projects instead of letting your projects control you.
The need to multi-task indicates a lack of clear priorities. What is most important? What is truly important vs. urgent?  Prioritize your projects then focus to finish the work at hand.
Are you easily distracted?  Distractions can destroy your discipline and paralyze your progress.  Create a distraction-free environment to produce your best work. Plan your calendar on a daily basis.  Eliminate unnecessary emails, time-wasting telephone calls, and just-dropping-by disturbances.  Clear your mind of random thoughts and get quiet to get centered.  Silence opens your mind to solutions and new strategies.
Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.  The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”  To accelerate, concentrate!
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Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Proverbs 4:25-26 (The Message)
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Happiness & Returning To Love.

 

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This morning I was watching our chicken’s, as I let them out of their coop for the day~ I watched such a joy, amazing happiness for something so very simple.

I had the thought I wonder why Happiness is not so easy for people! This is why I have devoted my time & work toward reaching those with not feeling joy & laughter. Remember when you were a child and something would be so funny that your tummy hurt from all the laughter? Lets begin to visit that feeling again.

Millions around the world are searching for answers to the problems they face throughout life’s journey. Many end up disappointed or disillusioned.

 

Others, however, have found the answer. These fortunate ones are able to rise above hurtful circumstances and enjoy life at its fullest. Hopefully, you are one of the fortunate; however, if you are not, there is still hope.happiness

 

We are providing answers to your life issues: anxiety, brokenness, conditional love, death, emptiness, falsehood, guilt, hopelessness, illness, insignificance and shame.
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Blessings~ Suzan
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LifePharm Global, Because Life Is Precious…

Just got home from Los Angles, as we had our first event in the short time I have been involved with LifePharm Global Network. I am bubbling over with excitement, LifePharm Global Network has brought the marketplace a very amazing & unusual product.. The science is incredible, this video & others will explain why this very simple product called Laminine is changing people’s lives everyday.

I was very impressed by the leadership of this company LifePharm Global Network, the only words that can explain how the made us feel “integrity & character”. laminine grew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, that is Stephen Baldwin! He has been promoting LifePharm Global Network & Laminine to his friends & family. The amazing results that he got have been life changing, he feels like everyone should know about Laminine . He refers to Laminine as the cherry on the top of your other supplements.

This pictures was taken after a full day of trainings~ Our LifePharm Global Network leaders, having fun. Many refer to Laminine as the Happy Pill, can you see why?

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We are getting ready to have our launch in April, 2013 “Lifepharm Global Network”.

After our family has been taking Laminine this past June 2012, many things began to feel & look better. As you review a little bit about how & why Laminine works in the body so well you may want more info. My contact info is below! LifePharm Global Network has a great business opportunity wrapped together with our one single product Laminine.

Here is my story of how this LifePharm Global Network has made our lives better!

Take care, Suzan

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P.S. Its easy, simple, affordable, and profitable.

Video from the concert that we were at in 2007:

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