Your Personal Happiness Recipe
- 6.5 hours of sleep
- 20 minute commute
- 5 home cooked meals a week
- a night out with friends or loved ones
- regular exercise
We do love clear cut instructions, don’t we? 😉
It’s worthwhile for deliberate creators to focus on happiness is because it’s the key to getting everything we want.
(Indeed, happiness IS what we want – but we tend to associate it with lots of other conditions and things.)
Recognizing happiness as a key to all this manifesting stuff made me wonder what my personal happiness recipe is.
I already get plenty of sleep, have a 2 minute commute, prefer nights in with loved ones to nights out, and exercise every day. So I think my maximum happiness recipe might dial it up a little differently.
Which of course made me curious about everyone else’s personal happiness recipe …
Do you know yours?
I asked around and here’s what I heard (from a coach colleague, an ex, and an in-law – can you guess which was which?)
- good (and frequent) sex
- good food
- participating in competitive sports
- a successful intimate relationship
then this one:
- making a positive difference in the world
- fostering connections and relationships
and finally this one who said for him it boiled down to just one element:
- being of service (having an outward, selfless focus on life)
(Note: two of these three respondents are parents. Reminds me of this recent news report explaining why child-rearing is not on their lists.)
When I started this post I wasn’t sure what my personal recipe was, but I think it’s starting to take shape: 1 kilo of chocolate every week. (Thank you, Sophie, for sharing that tidbit from Jeanne Calment’s long life.)
And probably a bunch of wagging dog tails every day, at least one daily lap cat nap, a hearty laugh preferably for an irreverent reason (I would share the link to Sarah’s honey badger find on you tube, but it’s definitely not for everyone) …
ok, here’s the Bad A** Honey Badger video, but don’t say I didn’t warn you! If you’re sensitive to animals eating each other and very foul language, do not click it!
(The DamnYouAutoCorrect on Becky’s facebook page is pretty hilarious, too.)
What else strikes me about our personal happiness formulas is that no one mentioned financial abundance, despite several studies confirming a link between prosperity and happiness.
So I hope you’re curious enough about your personal happiness recipe to give it some thought, and perhaps to share it here for those of us still formulating ours.
Regardless, let’s all remember that happiness is a big key to successful manifesting, not to mention a fun way to do life, so please make it a priority in yours.