Who wants an easy way to boost their happiness with no sweat required?
Here’s another happiness hack that I’ve had success with both personally and professionally.
In this post, the tip involves altering your reality.
The beauty of this tip is that it involves changing thought patterns as opposed to altering behavior. Therefore, this hack can be accomplished from the comfort of your own couch. It only requires a willingness to accept that what you are seeking in life is already right under your nose.
So here’s a Happiness Hack to Improve Your Reality…
Repeat after me…”I am rich because I have everything I need.”
Yes, that’s it! If you say it to yourself enough, you might just start to believe it.
The richest people on Earth are the ones who need less to feel happy. Truly happy people don’t keep saying to themselves, “If I only had this, I’d be happy.” They don’t locate happiness just outside their reach. They are motivated to strive for more in life, but not because they are reaching for things that make them happy.
Can you imagine how much more enjoyable life would feel if you took a moment of your day to live, breathe and know that everything you have in this moment is enough to be very happy?
It’s all a matter of perspective.
Go on, say it. Say it now and say it often. When you accept that the here-and-now is where it’s at, your reality gets brighter.
This is what being “rich” is really about.
We’re conditioned to think acquiring more money will make us feel rich.
Take it from me….
There is no wealth like health and a sense of having everything you need to be happy.
This is the simplest path to happiness.
Build A Strong Inner Foundation to Effectively Welcome New Technology
We’re on the brink of a new era in which augmented reality devices will have the ability to enhance the humdrum of everyday life. Further enhancement of reality by a new generation of AR gadgets carries the risk that we will expect (or more like DEMAND) that our reality be artificially enhanced on a constant basis to grant us more stimulation, productivity or a sense of connection to our social media community.
What does AR technology have to do with feeling like you have everything you need?
We run the risk of chasing happiness, of not recognizing that true happiness is located in the present, in an unmanipulated, unenhanced reality…not though a headset or glasses.
When you are grounded in this way, AR technology will be less likely to develop into a scary, reality-warping addiction.
The Shoes You Need Are Right in Your Closet
Life is so much easier when you know where to look for happiness. But beware…look too often for happiness and you will fall through it. Sure you can get addicted to pleasure and find it everywhere. Pleasure is the most fleeting form of happiness. You can find it in a candy bar, heroin, alcohol, your screens, and many other places.
Those new shoes you want….they won’t make you happy like you think they will. That’s just you lying to yourself. Nor will your neighbor’s wife, or a raise, or whatever material goods you long for.
You have to deal with this moment. Enhance THIS moment by knowing that you are rich because you have everything you want and need to be happy.
Even if you don’t buy into this mantra in the beginning, I promise you that if you say it to yourself 50 times a day, you will start to believe it and feel it.
Societal pressure to over-consume makes us believe that happiness is located outside of our current reality. I want you to think about accepting the truth of right now. You have everything you need for this moment. Repeat after me…