Lighten Up, Buttercup! Why Scheduling Time For Joy Matters

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Love, Self

Choose to prioritize happiness; it's sexy!

Did you know that happy women are sexier to men? Smiling makes you more approachable and sends a positive signal that acts like a magnetic force for attracting other happy people.

Perhaps even more exciting, the happier you are, the more confident you feel. Happiness is not a sporadically occurring phenomenon; it is the result of our choices. Once we identify how to be happy and regularly choose it in our day to day lives, we feel more secure and successful. 

The biggest secret that happy women know is that happiness needs to be taken on proactively.

You can't just wait for fun to happen. You must become responsible for creating your own playful, passionate, fulfilling life. Being playful and having fun opens your heart and allows you to connect with others. And, it reduces stress — hallelujah!

The human body doesn't discriminate between a BIG stress or a little one. Regardless of the significance, stress affects the body in predictable ways. A typical stress reaction begins with a cascade of 1,400 biochemical events in your body. If these reactions are left unchecked, we age prematurely, our cognitive function is impaired, our energy is drained and we are robbed of our sparkling spirit.

It's time to take the reins back and choose to reduce stress and create happiness! One of the best ways to access your joy and eliminate stress is to schedule fun time on your calendar.

Here are a few ways my clients get happy:

  • Dancing
  • Exercising
  • Playing with their pets/kids/grand babies
  • Painting creatively on girls' night "IN"
  • Hanging with people who make you laugh

Doing some (or all) of these things will help you be healthier, sexier, more confident and less stressed. And what's a better reason to prioritize happiness than that?