Searching for happiness is something that everyone is always doing – to some degree or another. Of course it’s not always clear what you must do to make sure you find happiness as quickly and easily as you’d like. However, there is one thing that a vast majority of people are sold on: your mindset has a profound effect on your overall happiness levels.
With this in mind, here are 3 “simple mindset shifts,” you can start to work on today – in order to ensure that you are as likely as possible to live a happy life.
You will want to learn to achieve an overall sense of positivity.
In order to do this, you will want to spend some time reading up on Positive Psychology, so that you can be more clear on how to view life with a positive lens.
You will want to focus on what psychologists call a “growth mindset” in contrast to a fixed mindset.
Clearly, a “growth mindset” will help to boost your happiness – so it’s worth trying to cultivate a growth mindset as much as you can if you want to be truly happy.
Stop beating yourself up about things form the past.
Stop slapping your forehead and asking:
Instead breathe and ask the kinder question:
You will want to learn how to be flexible in your ways of thinking.
You will find that you are able to be much happier than you might have been otherwise, if you stay open to new interpretations for why things happened as they did – and why people do the things they do.
It’s helpful to your happiness if you can work on staying flexible in your point of view and expanding your limited beliefs about how the world might work.
When you’re able to be flexible in your understanding of things, you’re able to deal with challenges by not taking things as personally.
Plus you are able to view endings as potential new beginnings for something better.
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Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.