The cold, hard fact is: Yes. Your happiness is actually your choice. I read a book by this title years ago, and often remind my clients of it. But when they hear me say it, they often look at me like I’m crazy — or insensitive. I admit, it doesn’t often feel like the most compassionate thing to say! But I can’t refute the science backing up this powerful truth. In the video below you will hear Shawn Achor (a happiness researcher) share why choosing activities and thoughts that make us happy can literally alter the very chemistry of our brain! This chemistry affects our mood, our tendency towards clinical depression, even our level physical pain. I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking lots of happy thoughts right about now! Just imagine how, with a focus on gratitude and appreciation, this could transform our relationships.
I challenge you to watch this video and see what happy thoughts you can use to change your brain and your life today.