To do so, I’ve employed the following tips and tricks with great success, in addition to coaching clients to do the same.
First and foremost, when bad stuff happens, it is good to remember that:
Life, like today day, does not last forever. In life, no one gets out alive. We all have an expiration date; we just don’t know when it is. Make the most of every moment.
To preventively manage happiness, I have adopted a simple three principle rule by which to live.
The Three Principals Rule is:
- In what you do, do you what you love
- If unable to do what you love, find something to love about what you do
- If unable to do either, then love yourself enough to be able to do #1 or #2
This approach can be powerful and preventive in helping to prevent being overcome by situations that make us unhappy or at least help us keep our emotions in check. Being able to refer back to generally loving your job or at least something about it can bring about a reboot from an otherwise anomaly or momentary hiccup. In other words, it helps us to remember why we should be happier.
Contributor: Nate Battle