- The tension in Ferguson, MO.
- The craziness of ISIS.
- The accusations thrown at Bill Cosby.
- The abundance of political leaders in trouble with the law.
- The many professional athletes in trouble with the law.
- Stories of cyber-bullying and bullying in the workplace.
I thought it would be a good idea for us to focus our energies towards making ourselves and others happier.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Well then, let’s make up our minds to be happy.
My leadership tip for you this week is to take an aggressive position of generating positive energy by making yourself and those around you happy.
I recently came across an article that offered these scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier:
- Exercise more – 7 Minutes might be enough.
- Spend more time with friends and family – don’t regret it on your deathbed.
- Help others – 100 hours a year is the magical number.
- Practice gratitude – increase both happiness and life satisfaction.
- Meditate – rewire your brain for happiness.
There are 5 – additional ways in the same article you can read it here:
I’m not saying everyone is unhappy, but it never hurts to be happier … and in the words of Mark Twain, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”
What will you do to cheer somebody up?