Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness:

Happiness can’t be defined with just one definition. We all have different definitions of happiness. We shouldn’t try to be what society or others think happiness is, we need to find our own happiness.
Finding happiness is a daily activity. Every day we decide what didn’t work in our life, what went wrong, etc. We find the negative in our lives all the time. We are so used to seeing and feeling the negative. Its subconscious for most of us, these negative thoughts about ourselves are on autopilot. We don’t even recognize how negative we could be.

If you want to be more aware of your negativity, try this exercise:
Snap 2 Awareness – For one day wear a rubber band around your wrist. Every time you have a negative thought or comment ( whether you say it aloud or to yourself) snap the rubber band. You can keep count of the snaps by keeping a small journal with you and tallying up your snaps or just feel the pain of the snaps. Either way, it will be enough of a reminder to know your being negative. Awareness is the first step towards change so just by being aware of your negativity will help you turn the table on your negativity.
After you become aware its time to change how we view our day. Ask yourself these questions at the end of each day to start finding your happiness.
1. What went well today?
2. What worked today? What was right about today?
3. What am I grateful for?
4. What did I do that was a positive today?

We see the negative automatically, we have to work a little at seeing the positive but with time and effort we can start seeing the positive instead of the negative and feel happier.

October workshops

Wednesday, October 22, 8pm – Mother of Triplets Club
Bergen County, NJ

Thursday, October 23, 7pm – Declutter Your Life & Reduce Stress
Fairlawn Community School, NJ
Telephone: 201-794-5450 Ext 2365

Monday, October 27, 7pm – Declutter Your Diet and Avoid the Winter Blues
Westfield Adult School, NJ
Telephone: 908-232-4050

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm – Living Your Best Life
Hofstra University, NY
Telephone: 516-463-7200

Thursday, October 30, 7pm – Letting Go of Anger & Finding Forgiveness
Fairlawn Community School, NJ
Telephone: 201-794-5450 Ext 2365

About Finding your happiness

Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email dlcounselingmedia@gmail.com
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