Learn about how to get on the road to creating a happier life.
1. Mighty Motivation
Motivation is a limited resource. The more effort we exert, the less motivation we have left. This leads many of us to use up our motivation and abandon our happiness goals. It’s so important to develop mighty motivation so you can push through lulls and finally make real progress improving your happiness.
2. Magic Mindset
When you don’t have the mindset that you really can be happier, you’re not going to put in the effort required to actually get happier. Your belief that you can’t change turns out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It actually prevents you from being able to change. This is why we prioritize building a magic mindset before the other skills.
3. Brilliant Balance
When you live a life that is in brilliant balance, you split your time between yourself, your work, and your relationships. You make sure that you have set aside adequate time for rest and recovery as well as fun and excitement. We prioritize balance because if your life is unbalanced, no amount of practice will get you as happy as you want to be.
4. Courageous Self-Compassion
When we don’t feel good about ourselves, it’s easy to think that there’s something fundamentally wrong with us; it feels deeply rooted and unchangeable. In reality, though, we may have failed to clarify (and then pursue) exactly what would make us feel like that person we would love. We must first develop courageous self-compassion if we are to ever value ourselves enough to build the essential happiness skills.
5. Powerful Positivity
When you harness powerful positivity, it makes even the most obnoxious situations more enjoyable. You can’t help being positive and optimistic, even during challenging times.
6. Radiant Resilience
When you develop radiant resilience, you have the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. You bounce back easily, like a rubber ball.
7. Majestic Mindfulness
When you experience majestic mindfulness, you are aware and accepting of the moment. You are present in your life and feel more connected to yourself and your purpose as a result.
8. Passionate Purpose
Passionate purpose is that feeling we have that our lives really matter. We feel that there is some ultimate reason for our actions and that we are contributing to the world in some important way.
9. Compassionate Empathy
When you are compassionately empathetic, you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, feel what they are feeling, and do what you can to help alleviate their pain. Empathy is key to developing strong trusting relationships.
10. Fabulous Flow
When we discover the happiness practices that really work for us, and we create systems to build them into our lives, happiness becomes a reflex. Happiness just flows, and we don’t have to work at it anymore. In this final section, you’ll get some closing tips for maintaining the boosts in happiness that you gained from all your hard work.