What makes you happy? Truly happy.
I’m involved in a Mastermind Group for fellow entrepreneurs. One of the members in my group, Robert Mallon — co-founder of The Lion’s Pride, shared something powerful during one of our meetings.
Five habits that lead to a happier lifestyle.
First, let’s talk about why happiness is important in leadership. According to the Harvard Business Review, there is a Happiness Advantage.
“A decade of research proves that happiness raises nearly every business and educational outcome: raising sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%, as well as a myriad of health and quality of life improvements. Yet even those companies that do take leadership training seriously still ignore the role that happiness plays in leadership effectiveness.” (The Happiness Dividend, Shawn Achor)
In other words, happy people are successful people. They’re productive people. They may even be people who live longer, healthier lives!Happy people are successful people. Click To Tweet
But is there a method to happiness? A way to cultivate happiness in your everyday routine. According to my friend Robert, there are five happiness habits you can integrate into your day. I liked them so much, I wanted to share them with you on the blog today:
Robert Mallon’s “5 Happiness Habits”:
- Gratefulness: What are the three things I am grateful or thankful for from yesterday?
- Positivity: What is one positive experience I had yesterday?
- Meditation: Did I meditate yesterday?
- Acts of Kindness: What was a random act of kindness I did yesterday?
- Exercise: Did I exercise for at least 15 minutes yesterday?
A great way to reinforce new habits is to reflect on them at the end of each day. Keeping a conscious note on how you’re developing those habits is going to be the reason they stick.
So, at the end of each day, answer those five questions. Keep a “Happiness Habits journal” or write down the answers in your phone.
Happiness doesn’t have to depend on your circumstances … It’s time to be intentional about your happiness habits.
Thanks for sharing with us, Robert!
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