I previously wrote a blog about gratitude practices. In this blog I want to talk about the science behind why gratitude makes us happier and how to we can hack negative emotions. What is Gratitude? Before getting into the science let’s define Gratitude. I like the definition by Sansone & Sansone: “Gratitude is the appreciation… Continue reading Hacking Negative Emotions
Daily practicing of gratitude, affirmation and goals can help you be more happy and more focus on what you want to achieve in your life. One of the ways to do this is via a journal. In the past I’ve been journaling in my notebook, in a word document and in Evernote. I felt disorganized.… Continue reading Four Minute Journal in Evernote
I ask my kids every night before they go to sleep to tell me one thing they are grateful for. They respond “Thank you God for …”. They go to bed with the most memorable experience of the day in their minds. This practice is one of the things I put a lot of effort… Continue reading Practicing Gratitude
What do you do if your life doesn’t go the way you want? You have 3 choices: 1) complain about it, suffer and make yourself miserable (probably in the way creating pain for others close to you), 2) acknowledge and accept the situation, or 3) if you can, do something about it. I was talking yesterday… Continue reading What to do if life doesn’t go the way you want?
I was sitting at the bar at my favorite restaurant having chili and wine on Friday night. I started talking to Mila and her Husband Robert. Mila is a very sensible woman. She is half Bolivian and half Spanish. After some minutes our conversation got very deep. I asked her what motivates her. She said, “Making people happy”. She knew… Continue reading Creating Happy Moments for Others
I was looking at my daughter swinging on a tire last Sunday afternoon. She was playing. She was enjoying life, rejoicing in the moment. I heard her say “yohoo” several times. Kids don’t have any concern about what’s next, no big responsibilities. I think this is the reason they are free to just enjoy and don’t worry. They… Continue reading Purposefully crafting your daily yeah moment