It's just been 'one of those days'. Have you had one of those lately?
The funny thing is that I'd been planning to write an inspirational blog piece today about a website I've recently come acrosss: www.actionforhappiness.org . I was going to write something profound about how it's interesting that when I/you discover something new/inspirational/challenging/life-changing, we often don't recognise its potential at first. Instead of reaching out and grabbing with both hands onto the new project/investment opportunity/job/story idea/trip-of-a-lifetime, we can sometimes hesitate, stuck in the paralysis of indecision that fear brings.
Unfortunately, the words 'inspirational' and 'profound' somehow aren't in my vocabulary today. :)
But, despite it being 'one of those days', I've managed to get up and dust myself off to continue with this planned blog post.
On the above-mentioned website, you'll find the 10 Keys to Happier Living resource, based on latest scientific research about happiness (love the retro photos, too :)). The GREAT DREAM acronym outlines 10 key principles that positively impact on happiness levels:
For something a little different, I'm planning to explore these ten principles further over the coming weeks - not in a dry and factual way, but with 'skin on', based on the experiences of myself and others, and with tips on how to apply them to your life.
I hope you'll join me on this journey as we discover more about how to 'get happy'. Who knows, you may even find yourself achieving a greater level of overall happiness and wellbeing.
And hopefully, have less of 'those days'. :)
I'd love to read your comments about how you managed to move on after a challenging circumstance/day - you can share it on my Facebook page.
P.S. This is the second version of this post - the first inexplicably deleted itself. I can think of no other explanation than the title above. :)