Today is Monday, May 30, 2022. A day of reflection, awareness and gratitude.
A quote by Thucydides, “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.”
Photo by Marcos Paolo Prado
Closing out May, to practice connecting with happiness, even if only for moments at a time. Here’s a wrap up of the links to happiness practices and tips from this month.
May 2 Getting Outside
May 4 Laughter
May 6 Dance
May 9 Flowers
May 11 Connection with others
May 13 Volunteering
May 16 Star-gazing
May 18 Decluttering
May 20 Pleasant scents
May 23 Rest and sleep
May 25 Music
May 27 Happiness factors
Use this Mindfulness Activity to Re-energize your Body and Mind whenever you need a moment to reset – while waiting, before, after, or to transition between activities:
- Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
- Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
- Listen to your breath as you continue to breathe deeply. Allow yourself to pause your activity and just listen and feel your breath moving in and out of your body.
Recharge yourself and share positive energy when you repeat:
“I am [*Name*]. I can do this. As I connect to my inner self, I am open to the Happiness and positive energy around me. I send loving kindness and compassion to all people including me. Together, we can do great things.”
With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,
Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP