What does happiness mean to you?
So often we think we’ll be happy when we get that promotion, meet our perfect person or buy that thing we covert, even though we know instinctively that’s not really how happiness works. But when the rest of the world tells you that these are the things that will make you happy, well it’s hard not to get caught up in it all. I know that I’ve been there, and it did not serve me well.
So how do we bust the myths about what makes us happy? How do we learn to think differently?
Step up positive psychology!
What Is Positive Psychology
Positive psychology is an entire science dedicated to supporting us to increase our happiness and wellbeing. How cool is that? This approach encourages us to choose happiness first. It sounds indulgent, maybe even selfish, but by prioritising positive emotion in your day you can increase your energy levels, creativity, resilience, physical health and all-round wellbeing. Positive psychology is about helping individuals build a life of meaning and purpose, so rather than simply surviving they can flourish. And when you’re flourishing you’ve found true happiness.
It’s not always easy to change how we think and how we behave, especially when life is busy, and that’s where the Happy By Me Happiness Planner comes in. When you pick up this planner you are choosing to be happy, and happiness comes from being intentional. This planner invites you to choose your happiness first. Every. Single. Day.
Planning for Happiness with the Happy By Me Happiness Planner
Hands up if you plan your day around the things you HAVE to get done? I know I do. My to-do lists are enormous and chock full of tasks I need to tick off, tasks that take up all my time and mean I don’t get to prioritise myself. And that means I don’t get all the benefits that come from prioritising positive emotion in my day. The Happy By Me Happiness Planner flips this on the head and encourages you to choose happiness first.
Over the course of 12 weeks the Happy By Me Happiness Planner guides you through interventions that are proven to boost your wellbeing, discover who you are and plan your life around what is important to YOU. You’ll work on understanding what your goals really are, what you value and your strengths so that you can take real ownership of your happiness every single day.
At the start of the week the Happy By Me Happiness Planner asks you to intentionally share your values and set your intentions, non-negotiables and priorities for the week, as well as saying what you’re going to do each day just for you. Each day you’re guided through a planning process centred around happiness. The planner asks you to share how you will choose happiness that day, encourages you to practise gratitude and gives you space to reflect on how the day felt. These are all little practices that can make a huge difference to your wellbeing, and the Happy By Me Happiness Planner gives you space to make these practices part of your life without being overwhelming.
The planner itself is really pretty. Available in pretty blue, soothing green and invigorating yellow, it’ll look as good on your desk as it’ll make you feel inside. Each page has been carefully designed to be bright and inviting, with inspirational phrases scattered throughout for that extra boost and some doodle space at the back where you can record your happy thoughts to look back on.
Wherever you’re at in life, the Happy By Me Happiness Planner can help you reach your potential and find true happiness.
The Happy By Me Happiness Planner retails at £33 and is available at www.happybyme.co.uk.
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