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It is so easy to waste time these days, getting caught up in all that is ‘wrong’ with our lives — so much so that we completely miss out on the joy of today! We do this in our relationships, too — with our family, our partner, and our friends. When we’re in a situation that is really hard, grieving the loss of a loved one or a relationship, or when things are just feeling extra difficult in our life, it’s all too easy to focus on the negative. However, if we can intentionally stop that process — even for a moment — and refocus on a positive thing in our life, did you know we can actually change our brain chemistry for the good?

You read that right: We have the ability to adjust our own brain chemistry in a positive way! So practice joy the way you would practice any skill: choose to enjoy the day; choose to enjoy this exact moment. Allow yourself a little break from the stress or difficulties — and see the lightness of life as a whole.