Today I have a fun fact for you:
Happiness is contagious!
Even if you didn’t know that, I bet you’ve experienced it. Think back on a time when you were with a person that was experiencing pure joy. Kids are wonderful not only at being completely happy, but also sharing and expressing that exuberant joy. If you’re around a small child that’s laughing, giggling, and having a grand time, you can’t help but smile. Their happiness is making us happier because it is contagious – sort of like a yawn.
That means that because happiness can be spread from person to person, it can be used to share joy and excitement with those around you. You can also use it to make a difference in how happy you feel on any given day and don’t be afraid to spread it around.
Soak Up The Happy
If you’re having a day where you feel down, not so happy and need to be cheered up, find a happy person. Surround yourself with positive people who are good at sharing the joy. Find your own personal cheerleaders that you can call on when you need a little boost. While watching a comedy may help, experiencing happiness in person seems to have a much bigger impact on how you feel. Go out there and soak up the happy.
Spread Happiness Around
Not only can you feed of the happiness of others, you can also start to spread it around. We talked in a previous post about how giving makes us happier than receiving. Thinking along those same lines, when it comes to happiness sharing it with others will benefit both you and others around you because it’ll create a positive energy that is contagious. You’ll start to notice your family and friends smile more, laugh with you, and have a good time.
Then you’ll notice something interesting that starts to happen. You start to feed off their positive vibes and happiness, increasing your own joy. Keep it going and you’ll create a spiral of happiness that keeps spreading far and wide. A simple smile or a shared laugh can change the mood of an entire group of people. That’s pretty powerful stuff, don’t you think?
As you interact with people, start to pay attention to the mood and be aware that feelings of both happiness and sadness can be contagious. Use what we’ve talked about in this post to your advantage and where appropriate, change the mood in the room by sharing happiness. You don’t have to be exploding with joy to make a difference. Smile, have an encouraging conversation, become a cheerleader and work towards making the world a happier place.
Would you be interested in an exciting, unique, and fun way to experience happiness? If so be sure to check out Experience.Happy – our newest coloring adventure, a 5 senses immersive coloring adventure! Each month, we’ll present to you a different topic on something that will make you happy.