Happy Thoughts

Happy

During a recent search for positive affirmations on the internet, I came across this simple yet profound statement, “Think Happy. Be Happy.” This statement has stuck with me for weeks. The more I say, “Think Happy. Be Happy.” the more tangible this has become… I believe “happiness” found me. In other words, I have become more aware of things that make me happy such as a quote on my Lululemon bag, a workout at 5AM, and coffee.

What makes you happy?

The idea that to think something is to be something is relevant…It works! This may not be a new concept for you if you practice positive psychology. Nevertheless, we may encourage, practice and suggest this or similar ideas to clients while at times neglecting to take the time to do this for our self. Now, if you frequently practice positive self talk and or regularly maintain self care…I applaud you! For the rest of us that maybe struggle with this, I encourage you to “Think Happy. Be Happy.”

Let me know how this works for you…Did “happiness” find you?

Best Regards,

Tracy Cooper, MA, LPC-Intern

Busy Busy Busy

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busy

I came across this image the other day while I was avoiding all sorts of tasks by playing around on Pinterest. Needless to say it really struck a cord with me.  I can’t tell you how many times someone will ask me how I am and my answer is just “busy.” I say this, one because it is true, but also because of the message it sends to others. When I say “busy” what I mean is “look at me world, I am so productive!”  or “you can trust me because I get things done” or “I am valuable because I am a hard worker.”  Where have I gotten the message that busy means better?  And another question, how often are our clients living based on that same message?

In honor of not being busy, I am choosing to end this post with this moment of calm.

-Tiffany Frias, MA, LPC-Intern

(Image found at Minimalist Pretty)