10 Traits of Happy People

Life is all about perspective. You can change your mood simply by changing your perspective on a situation.  I’ve found myself in a bit of a rut lately.  I’ve lost my spunky, positivity and have fallen into some dark habits of self-doubt and loathing. Part of it is sleep deprivation and jet lag, another part from stress of upcoming events, and part feeling as if summer is flying away. Summer is my time to rejuvenate. I need to enjoy it!

So as I do whenever I’m seeking some profound wisdom, I went to Pinterest to find some memes or something happy. You know what? It worked. I came away feeling peppy and lighter and found a new podcast to fill my heart with positive messages and guidance. And in looking and listening I came away with a positive attitude and mindset that I realized is always inside there, but was just taking a break.

In completing my happiness research I found 10 universal traits of happy people. They’re consistent across the board. Do you have to have them all to be happy? No. Do you feel them all the time? Nope. Turns out it’s all about perspective.

Finding Focus

Today is testing my ability to focus. I’ve been working on things for the next two weeks and my brain has shut down. Everything from the wind chimes to the birds chirping outside distract me from my to-do list. This is not good. I need to get these things done. I can feel my anxiety mounting as the minutes tick off the clock and tasks continue to go unfinished.

So what do you do when this happens? Pinterest of course! I found some good quotes and then the link to some grounding exercises. I found one that really struck me as a good one. Writing also helps me regroup. So I decided to take a break from my list and write about this quick little exercise that, along with writing about it, helped me find my focus.

What do you do when you can’t find your focus?