Welcome to Day 8 of the IN AWE 21-Day Challenge! Today, we spark inspiration, meaning and joy by finding pockets of happy!
“The grass is greener…
on the side you water!”
On Challenge Day 1, I remind us of this truth. What we choose to focus on tends to grow. Focus on good… find more good. Focus in stead on bad… you guessed it! Today, we revisit this idea.
CHALLENGE: Identify your pockets of happy.
INSPIRATION: That’s right, in the midst of the chaos you’re experiencing (working from home with little ones running around, financial distress because your place of work closed, a feeling of isolation while you’re quarantined) there are pockets of happy – but you have to train yourself to look for them and celebrate them.
Shawn Achor, positive psychologist and best-selling author of Happiness Advantage, joined me on my Live Inspired Podcast to talk about how to find happiness amidst the coronavirus. Join us for some refreshing, practical tips.
ACTION: Identify your pocket of happy by observing when you feel simple moments of joy today. Then, when you find yourself pulled into conversation, thinking or reading about the coronavirus or state of the economy, recalibrate the conversation to one about your pocket of happy. You will be better off for it, and so will the loved one you are connecting with.
My friend, today is your day! Live IN AWE.
P.S. What’s your pocket of happy? Share on social media and tag three others, inviting them to find their “pocket of happy” too. Tag me + include #inawe to be entered to win a copy of IN AWE. (Or post on Day 8 Challenge page.) Each day until publication (5/5), I’ll pick one person to win a copy to gift to a neighbor, favorite barista or as a random act of kindness (because you’ve already preordered copies for yourself, friends + family, right? :).
Did you know? The 21-Day IN AWE Challenge is inspired by John’s forthcoming book IN AWE. Preorder your copy + follow all the fun behind the scenes at ReadInAwe.com.