INSIDE: You’ll access my 3 step action plan to find happiness, inspiration and health this year, plus a free printable to help you take quick action!
You want to be happy, inspired and healthy everyday, but then life happens…
Your boss yells at you, your car breaks down, your kids aren’t behaving the way you want them to, etc.
And then there’s the craziness of life in general…
Running the kids from activity to activity, trying to keep up with the laundry, trying to make ends meet, etc.
Life can sometimes feel like the doldrums.
That’s how I feel when I get in a rut of just going through the motions of life (life being all the stuff I have to get done) without enjoying myself in the midst of it all. That’s why I created the 3-step action plan that I’m going to share with you.
But first, please let me share a little bit about this blog because this is my first post and I want you to get to know me before I go throwing action plans at you.
HappyInspiredHealthy.com is both a labor of love and a necessity for me…
It’s a labor of love because…
I love learning about new ways to be happy, inspired and healthy. It’s what makes my heart sing. I am a personal growth junkie. If I could take personal development courses for a living, I would, but that doesn’t pay the bills. Plus, it’s not as fun as creating my own world of self-growth stuff, which is what this blog is. And then there’s the fact that I love writing, so what could be better than writing about all the stuff I love and helping others improve their lives at the same time.
It’s a necessity because…
I need a way to consistently bring happiness, inspiration and holistic health into my life. Without that consistency, I find that I flounder and I fall into a negative mindset. Unless you are one of those people who were born happy, I’m sure you are the same way.
Why We All Need a Daily Dose of Happy
It’s difficult to maintain a positive mindset when life is so chaotic and when frustrating things happen. That’s why it’s important to read, watch, listen to, or otherwise engage in positive stuff on a daily basis – it helps us maintain a healthy mindset, and a healthy mindset is everything in life.
When your mindset is positive, you feel happier, you have more energy, you attract positive things, and life is actually easier. Sign me up for that, right?
So I figure this is a win-win…
I get to write articles and gather resources that will keep my mindset consistently engaged in positive, healthy stuff, and at the same time, you get to keep positive stuff in front of you by reading the articles, checking out the resources, and engaging with like-minded people by commenting.
Are you with me? Sound good?
If you’re still reading, I’m going to take that as a big “YES!” So let’s do this!
I promise to provide you with fresh, unique, insightful content each month as well as other tools like free printables and resources that will make your life infinitely better.
Now, you could certainly check back here each week to read the newest content, but that’s not very practical. The better way to get the most out of this site is to sign up for my email list.
I know you get enough email as it is, but you really don’t want to miss these emails because they will be Your Daily Dose of Happy.
Whether it’s an inspirational true story, a dose of wisdom, a resource that can help you improve your life, or an actionable tip, I promise I will always provide you with incredible value. My goal is to ensure you look forward to Your Daily Dose of Happy. So click here to sign up now.
Find Happiness, Inspiration & Health This Year
Now, let’s move on and get you that 3-step action plan I promised…
Step 1: Take Responsibility For Your Mindset
The number one way I have found to bring more happiness into my life is to get my mindset in the right place.
It’s not just about “thinking positively.” It’s more of a way of being.
It’s deciding once and for all that you are going to have a mindset that attracts the good stuff to you – that you are going to control your thoughts instead of giving in to every fleeting thought that passes your mind as if you have no control.
The fact of the matter is we all have control over what we think.
Are Your Thoughts Productive?
Yes, fleeting thoughts will enter our minds, but we can choose whether to grab onto them and run with them or to let them go and replace them with more productive thoughts.
Until you accept that truth, you will always struggle to find happiness – it’s really as simple as that.
I know this as fact because I’ve often given up control of my thoughts, and I struggled because of it. It wasn’t until I accepted responsibility for my mindset that I started to see things turn around for me.
Happiness really is a choice. You’ll either read that and roll your eyes because you aren’t ready to accept that truth, or you’ll take it in and decide to be responsible for your own happiness.
Step 2: Surround Yourself With Positive Stuff Everyday
It is way too easy to lose sight of positivity, especially if you are hanging around with people who tend to complain a lot or tend to see the negative aspects of people and situations.
It’s too easy to get wrapped up in the chaos and frustration of life. Things will happen and you can let life beat you down, or you can pad yourself with positivity. The way to do that is to surround yourself with positive stuff.
Here are some examples of how to do that…
- When you wake up in the morning, start your day by reading, watching or listening to something positive, and/or by writing about what you are grateful for. (Hint: check your inbox for your Daily Dose of Happy, which you’ll receive each day as long as you signed up here.)
- Keep inspirational books in places where you have down time so you can get some extra positive juice into each day. For example, I currently have an infant so I keep several books around the house in places where I normally nurse him so I can use that time to gas up my mind with positive stuff. You might consider keeping one in the bathroom, in the car, in your purse, in your office, or anywhere else depending on what would make the most sense for you.
- Write in a journal before bed about what was great about your day, what your positive wins are and what you are thankful for. Then, instead of lying in bed worrying about things, visualize what you want to manifest in your life.
Kiss the Negative Good-Bye
What goes hand-in-hand with this step is to limit or remove the negative stuff from your life. That might involve:
- Spending less time with negative people
- Not watching disturbing movies (or the news for that matter!)
- Delegating tasks that you hate doing
- Freeing yourself from damaging relationships
- Empowering yourself to work toward changing the things about your life that make you unhappy instead of feeling stuck and miserable
Remember, happiness is a choice, and that choice needs to be made over and over again. It’s easier to make the “happiness choice” more often if your mind is being fed positive things. I can’t express the importance of this enough!
Step 3: Be More Intentional When Making Decisions That Affect Your Health
We can make getting healthy difficult or we can just take simple steps to get there. When we feel overwhelmed about leading a healthy lifestyle, we will simply procrastinate or avoid doing what needs to be done. In order to avoid overwhelm with regards to your health, simply be more intentional when making decisions that affect your health.
Will Your Health Thank You?
When you are going to eat a meal, ask yourself if your health would thank you for what you are eating. We all want to eat something unhealthy from time to time and that’s usually okay. Just choose those foods in moderation. The same thing goes for inactivity – when you are having a lazy day, set an intention to get some exercise the next day and then follow through.
Don’t Get Derailed
Simply make small decisions throughout the day that will support your wellness. When you decide to do something that is unhealthy, be intentional about that too by enjoying it with no regrets and then get back on track. Don’t let one decision derail you.
Ignorance is Not Your Friend
Don’t let ignorance steer you wrong. Make a point to learn about what you can do to improve your health. Even if you’ve learned a lot about leading a healthy lifestyle, new information is always coming out so it is never a once and done thing.
If you are on my email list, you’ll receive tips about health and happiness, as well as inspiration to keep you on the right track. If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so here (I know I’ve mentioned that several times but I’m serious when I say that this Daily Dose of Happy I am going to send you is like your life line. I promise to deliver tons of value for you over and over and over again).
Free Support for Your “Happy Inspired Healthy Action Plan”
Well, there you have it! If you do those three steps and nothing else to improve your situation, you will be shocked at the results you will get in your life. And I’m starting this blog off with this post because I want you to get that I am going to make these 3 steps a breeze for you!
Step 2 is taken care of automatically if you are on my list, and Step 1 and 3 will be taken care of as well over time as I provide tools, tips and resources to help you achieve the mindset and health you desire through the information I provide in my emails and blogs.
And the really awesome part is that it’s all free!
How Else Can I Be Your Life Line?
Now it’s time to hear from you! I want to know how else I can help you with this blog and Your Daily Dose of Happy emails. Please comment below and let me know what you need most.
This blog isn’t about me. It’s about all of us. Tell me what you want, need and love so I can make sure it’s tailored to you as well. This is our year to live a happy, inspired, healthy life!
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