When you think of ‘happiness’ what comes to mind? Do you go straight to the image of a child laughing, or a bright smile, or a feeling of bursting with energy? Happiness can come in many forms, and for me it’s the solid foundation to build a life on. It’s the underlying belief in all that is good, and the confidence that no matter what life throws at me, I can handle it, and grow from the experience.
Cecilia Huggers is a Kinesiologist and Life Coach and she shares her story of depression and the role that a happiness practice plays in leveling out those challenging times.
Our simple steps to staying grounded through challenge include:
- Practicing gratitude. Try it while you’re doing something that would normally bring you down. (I do it while I’m washing the dishes)
- Get outside! And do it barefoot for an even better result!
- Breath slowly and deeply!