Thanks for checking out Prompt-A-Day! I’m betting I know the big question that’s on your mind.
What is Prompt-A-Day?
Prompt-A-Day is a Facebook page focused on happiness, living with joy, and positivity.
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Prompt-A-Day is a handy helper, a nudge, a prod, to help you begin a daily happiness practice.
Can you really change your level of happiness?
According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., researcher, professor of psychology, and author of The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want; as much as 40% of our happiness is determined by our intentional activities.
Wow! When I first learned that I could take action to become happier, not by getting rich or finding true love or moving into my dream home (all pretty unattainable for me in that moment), but by changing the way I live and think today in my current home with my current income, I was excited.
I did tons of research on what exactly I needed to do. I can’t share everything I learned in a simple sentence or even a paragraph or a page, but I can tell you that happiness is not the finish line—it’s a practice.
Learn more about happiness.
If you want to learn more about happiness, you can visit my resources page for links to online articles, websites, and books that are packed full of information.
A daily practice.
With Prompt-A-Day, I want to share with you one tool that has really helped me. I call it my daily happiness practice.
This is how it works: I set aside 5 – 15 minutes each day to focus my thoughts and actions on things I’ve learned will improve my happiness.
Easy, right? Okay, maybe it isn’t always easy. There are days when I’m in bad mood or feel pressed for time. It’s all too easy to choose to skip practicing to be happy. Especially in the beginning when it can all feel silly and self-indulgent.
That’s where Prompt-A-Day comes in. It’s my way of prompting you into happy thinking. To encourage you to take a moment to think happy thoughts, feel more hope, and even figure out what things make you happy.
Some people benefit from reciting affirmations, some like to take a moment for gratitude. Others find spending time remembering good times or accomplishments they’ve made is a good way to feel happier. To help reinforce your happy thinking, I suggest writing things down in a journal.
Journaling isn’t for everyone. But before you decide, let me explain. You may have tried or heard of keeping a journal for self-improvement or self-discovery or as part of therapy, but I’m not suggesting anything like that. That has its place and can be an important tool, but I’m not suggesting you delve into your psyche. At least not right now or in this context. I’m not a psychologist or doctor.
Remember, I’m all about the happy. I’m suggesting you jot down thoughts that make you happy, do a bit of doodling to let your creativity run free, you can even paste in a picture or press a leaf between two pages to remember a moment of happiness. No prescription required. A journal can be fancy or plain or bought or homemade. The important thing is to have fun with it. Expand your happy thoughts into happy actions. For more on journals see the Journals page.
Do what makes you happy. You deserve it!
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