0005: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Ways to Increase Your Happiness

How happy are you? If you’re thinking it’s a long way from where you are right now to happy, I’m going to challenge you to try a new approach. If we want to learn to manufacture happiness, examining what I refer to as “newness drug” can provide some much needed insight. Let’s take control over our happiness factory.

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  • [01:40] —In this particular research study conducted by Rutgers University in the US. They found that the presence of flowers triggers positive emotions and heightens feelings of satisfaction.
  • [04:40] —Aware Appreciation.
  • [06:59] —Have you wondered why it feels so good to be in love. . .especially new love?
  • [07:53] —”Are you happy?” Or, “What makes you happy?” Can you answer that question?
  • [08:49] —One of the reasons we practice aware appreciation is because we keep adding more feeling good thoughts as we work through the exercise.
  • [18:46] —We need to stay on our own side of the fence. But also make sure that it is okay to pursue experiences that meet our own criteria.
  • [19:49] —How can I focus on what to appreciate rather than what I’ve lost?

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Dr. Gala Gorman is an entrepreneur…consultant, mediator, broker, publisher and, formerly, accounting firm partner. This experience helped shape the creation of the show. As a change facilitator, she ignites transformation in businesses, families, students, clients and, especially, within herself. When asked about why she created the show, Gorman said: “Developing awareness is what's worked for me. In fact, I'm a bit of an Awareness Addict. And, I'm hoping you'll become addicted too.”