How to Find Happiness in Uncertain Times: 5 Thought-Provoking Mindfulness Tips That May Make a Difference by Karena Kilcoyne

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How to Find Happiness in Uncertain Times: 5 Thought-Provoking Mindfulness Tips That May Make a Difference

During turbulent times it is often a challenge to see the light at the end of the tunnel. To offer a positive outlook into finding contentment when the dark days feel never-ending, here are five thought-provoking tips that could make a difference:

  1. Identify your silver lining. Is there a positive in all of the negativity swirling around us? Challenge yourself to find it and acknowledge it. Start by naming three things you’re grateful for every day.
  2. Hit the reset button. Change your routine for your everyday tasks even if you thrive on routines. Create rituals of happiness.
  3. Take a time-out. Give yourself a moment and some space to feel the emotion. Maybe that means locking yourself in a room in your home. Wherever you can find a few minutes of peace and quiet to let the emotions flow. Go there.
  4. Good deeds feel good. Do something for someone else. There’s a lot of that going around right now, isn’t there? It doesn’t just have to be for the heroes on the front-line. Get in touch with a neighbor, relative, friend or all three and share something positive. We all need a little extra love these days.
  5. Try laughter yoga. Yes, it’s a thing! The physical benefits of laughter are medically proven. So, fake it if you have to. Start giggling and before you know it, you’ll be laughing for real.

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Donna John
Going to have to look into laughter yoga.
Karena Kilcoyne
Hi Donna John, it's great fun! I did a laughter yoga get together with friends pre-coronavirus. It was a ball!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
"Create rituals of happiness." Fabulous concept and I totally agree, Karena Kilcoyne . And yep, Donna John , we need some laughter yoga, LOL! Welcome to 30Seconds, Karena. We look forward to learning more from you!
Karena Kilcoyne
Thank you Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds , I appreciate your kind words. Happy to be here!
Tribe
Giving back always makes me feel better about myself.
Karena Kilcoyne
Yes, it sure does! Thanks, Tribe !

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