Your Mind Matters Week 3: Happiness & Positivity
For week 3 of Your Mind Matters we are exploring how we can cultivate an increased baseline level of happiness and positivity. Research shows that being happier improves every aspect of your life—your physical health, mental health, relationships, career success, and even your financial well-being. When you’re a happier person, you make the other important people in your life happier too. Happiness is contagious, Science suggests that positive thinking is indeed a learnable skill. Researchers believe you may be able to choose behaviors and activities that can influence as much as 40 percent of your sense of well-being and happiness. Humans are hardwired to pay attention to negative experiences far more than positive information. As such, many people are unaware of what influences the happiness in their life from one day to the next. Happiness is something you need to cultivate daily—and there are a number of actions you can take, big and small, to find your happy. The activities for this week's challenge will help you on your journey to becoming a happier more positive you! Week 1: Exploring Mental Health Week 2: Stress, Calmness and Resilience Week 3: Positivity and Happiness Week 4: Self-Care How you spend your days is how you spend your life. You can raise your baseline happiness by practicing mindfulness, personal growth, goal setting, expressing gratitude, investing in supportive relationships, engaging in acts of self-less service and by also enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Use the attached guide this week to explore what makes you feel more positive, calm and in that elevated state of happiness.