One of the books that seriously shook up my world (in a great way) was Ingrid Kelada’s 21 Days to Happiness which I reviewed last year. I love how simple and practical the concepts are and how the book contains things like apps and videos to use to help. The book itself feels very interactive, so I’m sure the new e-learning series will be even more engaging. I can’t wait to try it out!
Ingrid is joining me with a guest post as part of a 3 Day Happiness Challenge to give us all a bit of a happy boost as we head into the holidays.
Ingrid Kelada’s 3-Day Happiness Challenge Day 3: Make a List of Things You’re Thankful For
Have an Attitude of Gratitude
Welcome to day three of the Happiness Challenge! If you missed the earlier stops in our three-day challenge, you can still pop back to Day 1: Smiling for Happiness and Day 2: Go Outside to complete those challenges and get extra entries in our giveaway.
Today’s Happiness Challenge will help put things in perspective as we go into the holiday season. Your Happiness Challenge is to make a list of things you’re grateful for. It doesn’t have to be long. Try to write down three to five things you appreciate about your life right now.
Why does this work?
Focusing on the positive reminds us of the things that make us happy. We are safe. We are loved. We have lives filled with comforts and access to amazing experiences. When we remember those things, those positive thoughts dim the worries we might be feeling and help us reevaluate our lives. We get a boost of happiness just from noticing good things.
The truth is, we won’t be completely satisfied by external events or circumstances. To find happiness in life we must first be at peace internally. External events and circumstances can bring us happiness in the moment, but they do not have a lasting effect on our inner self. Life brings a mixture of good and bad circumstances to everyone. To rely on life’s experiences for our source of happiness would mean living life in a constant emotional roller coaster ride. Wouldn’t it be better to learn to have a steady feeling of contentment rather than be at the mercy of circumstances and be tossed from the high and low feelings like a ship in a storm?
That’s where gratitude comes in. The inner contentment that survives the roller coaster ride of life has its roots deep within our being. When we train ourselves to recognize the good things, to stop and be grateful, we are stopping the roller coaster, stepping off, and looking at our lives in a different way.
Simply taking a moment to be grateful boosts our mood and makes us feel happier. Try it now!
Participate in the Challenge!
The giveaway below offers you a chance to share your Happiness Challenge and celebrate the release of the bestselling book 21 Days to Happiness as a new interactive e-learning experience.
3 winners will receive our 3 Days to Happiness E-Learning for free! That’s a 30$ value!
If you don’t win, you’ll still have the option to get the 3-Day to happiness program at the crazy low-price of 9$ for a limited time! It will be available soon at www.KCCPositivePsychology.com
21 Days to Happiness: Increase your Happiness, Productivity and Energy – available in 4-formats: paperback, eBook, audiobook and online e-Learning program…something for everyone!
Struggling to find work-life balance? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, you can learn how in just 10 minutes a day!
For some of us, feeling busy or stressed has become the new normal. Others feel okay, but just want a boost to productivity, energy and motivation. Instead of hoping for happiness, what if happiness is something you DO, something you CHOOSE every day? The good news: it is and the solutions are simple. Psychologist and happiness expert Ingrid Kelada provides a step-by-step guide to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated. You can learn how with simple 10-minute strategies. Each day of the 21-day journey focuses on one key area of your life, including:
- Time: how to break the cycle of chaos and manage your time effectively.
- Body Language: exploring the surprising links between body language and happiness
- Relationships: how to make the most of the number one predictor of happiness.
- Work: how to use your strengths and talents so that you are engaged and motivated.
- Money: what you should spend your money on to feel most satisfied.
In this interactive approach, each “Day” features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, space for journaling your observations, and tools to help you master these new habits in just a few minutes per day.
About 21 Days to Happiness Interactive E-Learning Program
Sometimes we need more than text on a page to make a message come alive. That’s what the 21 Days to Happiness E-Learning program is all about! The online learning program will make your happiness habits come alive in an easy, accessible way. Purchase the whole series or just a few modules and work through it at your own pace. Each module takes only minutes per day, giving you a chance to focus on a key component so you can add to your happiness toolbox. For more info and promotions check it out here: www.KCCPositivePsychology.com
Special introductory price for “3 Days to Happiness E-Learning Program” – the first three modules of 21 Days to Happiness Program – for only $9 through December 31. A 30$ Value. Christmas is the best time to work on your happiness or offer it as a gift.
About Ingrid Kelada, psychologist and happiness expert
Ms. Ingrid Kelada is an experienced psychologist and happiness expert. Her goal is to inspire people and change their lives.
She is proud of her recent Amazon bestseller book 21 Days to Happiness. She is a speaker and has facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world.
People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny!
She has set up an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests and live their best life.
She lives in Montreal with her husband, son and dog.
With over 25 years experience, she offers her expertise and advice to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec.
Catch up on the Other Happiness Challenges
11/21 – Happiness Challenge Day 3: Gratitude – The Story Sanctuary – you are here!
Enter the Giveaway for a Chance to Win 3 E-Learning Modules of 21 Days to Happiness