In the kind of world we live in, we may get too overwhelmed to find a reason to be happy. This can make it difficult to manifest with the law of attraction as we’re not vibrating on a high enough frequency to attract what we truly desire.
So, we’re faced with two options. We can either take control of our minds and wire them ourselves or we can let the hardships of the world act as a distraction and wire our brains for our us. While it may seem difficult, the key to gaining control and tricking your brain into happiness, even when you’re struggling, lies in the following steps.
Make Your Bed In The Morning
There’s a special power with having clean and tidy bed each morning. Have you heard the expression that “if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed?”
William H. McRaven once explained that when you make your bed each morning, you’ve already completed your first task. You’re setting the tone for the rest of the day by showing yourself that you can accomplish this task, just like you will accomplish the next, and the next. This elicits a sense of pride in you which triggers all the happy feels.
The Mind Changes With The Brain, For Better Or Worse
Think of happiness as something that you can control. It’s been shown that the flow of chemicals that you send to your brain can change your whole mood, and there are many ways for you to send them. For example, people who consciously practice gratitude, send higher flows of positive chemicals to the brain like dopamine.
The same thing can happen with physical activity or reading, or basically any other activity that you enjoy doing. This activated neural activity can start to sculpt the brain into lasting effects.
The Controlled Use Of Attention
Attention is like a spotlight, so depending on where you shine it, you can trigger different feelings. If you focus on negative energy and shine your light on all the things going wrong or that you don’t have, you train your brain into feeling hopeless and helpless.
On the other hand, if you shine your focus on what you do have, on what is going well, and on what you look forward to, you train your brain into feeling happy and hopeful.
Plant Your Happiness, Literarily
The universe gave us the great gift of nature for a reason. However for many of us that live in the city, we can miss out on nature’s calming and high vibrating frequencies. So, create your own indoor garden. Not only will it be pretty to look at but, it will affect your brain.
Did you know that a 10-month study found that flowers are a natural mood moderator and trigger our brain’s “happy” chemicals? Those include all three main happy chemicals like Dopamine, Serotonin, and Oxytocin. One reason could be our association of flowers with happy events like weddings, spring, or gifts of love. Plus, their green colors, and released oxygen can help us feel concentrated and less stressed.
Force A Laugh Or A Smile
It may seem silly, but even if the last thing you feel like doing is smiling, forcing it can trick your brain into feeling happy. They say if your muscles say that you’re happy, your entire being will start to see the world positively.
The same goes for laughing. In fact even giggles can reduce stress and positively impact our mood. This works in the same way that using our facial muscles to form a smile can trick our brains into thinking we’re happy. So find a good comedy or surround yourself with your funniest friends!
Intend To Make Good Experience As Intense As Possible
If you’re walking past a pretty field or if someone goes out of their way to open the door for you, these things may seem small but they can have a big impact if you let them. These small things act as a reminder of the kindness and goodness still in the world. They make us feel good in the moment.
Recognize these moments and rather than brush them off, savor them for as long as possible. Write them down if you have to. This will intensify the experience, and let the good feelings they brought sink into you so that you can carry them with you.
Practicing meditation can seem boring or even hard with a racing brain at first, but as the name suggests, it requires practice. Once you let your mind travel out of your body, even if it’s for a short while, you let go of all stress and negativity. Once you come back to the room, you don’t bring it all back with you.
Instead, the meditation session focuses your mind on stillness. It leaves you feeling relaxed and concentrated which can rewire your brain’s processing and allow it to feel happier!
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