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I read an article on this in our local newspaper a week or so ago. I can't say how useful it may or may not be. But it's simple. And it certainly can't hurt!

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/d...for-happiness/

The secret to happiness? Scientists reveal the four simple steps | Daily Mail Online

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Hi Skeezyks—I like this. It has simple instructions and structure. Thank you for posting. I’m going to look at this. I’m doing things my therapist is telling me, like replacing a negative thought with a positive one (and I’ve forgotten to recite the loving kindness statement). I need to do more.

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Train Your Brain for Happiness - the brain is hard-wired to focus on threats and imperfections, but you can flip the switch.

The brain has two modes:

The Default Mode of the mind is to spend 50 to 80% of the time:

—wandering
—searching for threats
—obsessing over things undone
—finding relationships losing appeal because they are no longer novel

The other is Focused Mode:

—Processing something interesting or novel
—Happy

5-3-2 plan cultivates gratitude and compassion by switching your brain into Focused Mode.

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The moment you wake up, focus on five people for whom you’re thankful. See them in your mind and silently thank them.

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At the end of the day, spend three minutes meeting your loved ones as if you haven’t seen them in months. Be genuinely interested. Creatively praise. Do not judge or try to improve them.

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When you encounter someone, mentally say, “I wish you well.” This way, you choose a positive mindset.
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My five people I’m thankful for:

Daughter
Boss
Owner of Co I work for
Coworker
Friend

My three minutes of praise of loved ones

Done

Wishing people well:

Done
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I’m bumping this - I need practice
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This is good thanks for sharing.
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