The Daily Happiness Cheat Sheet

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Here we are heading into a new year again. I don’t know about you but this year flew by for me. Lots of exciting happenings and new beginnings. I hope you had an equally exciting and fulfilling year but the fact is we all have very different lives and our experiences on a day to day and year to year basis are drastically dissimilar.

I know that a few of my personal friends perhaps had more difficult years than myself, losing loved ones, financial hardship, or just a general sense of stagnation.

Regardless of whether your year was your best year yet or you are looking for inspiration for the new year we all can use a little more daily happiness and a reminder of why we should be happy every day.

Earlier this year I was doing my typical 80/20 on my life (what are the 20% of things/activites I do that lead to 80% of my happiness?) and I started to realize a pattern in that if I was more consistent with those 20% of things on daily basis I was more likely to have a good day. Not rocket science.

What I also realized is that those 20% of things could create a buffer in between myself and those “not so great” days that we all experience from time to time.

My 20% things had the ability to put myself into my most powerful and positive “STATE” and reminding myself of those 20% things on a daily basis made it more likely that I would achieve that “STATE.”

My question to you is:

What are those 20% of things that bring you 80% of your happiness?

List em out! You know what they are. They are the things and activities that make you smile and give you fulfillment and excitement.

Now create a daily happiness “cheat sheet” where you can refer back to.  Here is mine below.  Feel free to cheat off of mine.  Put it where you can see it everyday.  I keep mine on my computer desktop so if I feel a little off I can refer back to it and see where I have been slacking on my 20% of things that bring me most of my happiness.  Its almost always the cure to a sour day.

If you need a little more inspiration here are a few of my “oldie but goodie” posts on happiness.

Smile and Laugh Your Way Through Life

The Top Secret Equation To Happiness

 

Daily Happiness

 

Cort Davies
Cort Davies
Cort believes that startups should get powerful, effective marketing advice along with practical and positive soft skills to give them the best chance to succeed.

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