Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
You can find true happiness any time, anywhere, no matter what. And you'll learn the steps to do just that right here in this article.
How can that be? Well, one simple reason...happiness is an inside job, and you don't have to wait for something great to happen outside you before you're happy.
There is always something good within your reach. The more you practice looking for and finding it, the more you will find, and the happier you will become.
Now we're going to look at how you can find true happiness by milking, savoring and stretching the good...from your past, in your present moment, and in your future.
You have a literal gold mine of fun, happy, uplifting & heartwarming experiences to milk, savor and stretch. Practice your positive nostalgia now by reviewing and reminiscing about those good times.
Here are some ways to come up with those happy memories:
Hang out with each and every one of these memories. Pay attention to all of the details, and activate all of your senses as you review them one by one.
Other milestones to hang these memories on include places you lived, bikes and cars you owned, towns you lived in, boyfriends & girlfriends, best travel experiences, favorite birthdays, holidays, etc.
What is good, right and working right now? There's always more right than wrong in you, your relationships, and your world. Don't let your problem-focused brain (we all have one of those...) keep you from seeing the beauty, blessings and benefits within and around you.
To find true happiness here and now, in this present moment, take these steps (set aside your critical mind for a moment):
This is a valuable resource available to you all of the time. Set aside some time for your daily Goodfinding journaling, and make it a habit. You will reap rewards in health and happiness that are beyond your expectations.
This is where you get to start creating your own future outcomes...the stretching part. It's all about the power of your mind to create focused vision that generates emotion and motivates action.
Whatever it is you're wanting, picture it, imagine it, feel it, create it in your mind in as much detail as possible. Now stretch it...extend it as far as you can in as many directions as you can think of.
Here are the steps to follow:
The more you practice this, the better it will feel. Be sure you do all three of these processes...milk and savor goodness from your memories of the past, milk, savor and stretch the goodness that is here and now, and stretch all of the goodness that lies ahead of you.
You can find true happiness. It is natural to who you are, and it's your destiny. Make up your brilliant mind and your good heart that you will reach your goals, and you will.
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