How to Feel Happier in 15 Minutes

A psychotherapist has revealed his tricks you need to banish negative feelings fast. In his book, 15 Minutes to Happiness, he explains that we can learn to be happier through a process of daily exercises. For starters and not unlike some many others have recommended, write in a diary. 

Journal--Writing about something that made us unhappy in a day gives us perspective.    

Learn ‘Thought Stopping’—When we begin to have a negative thought we need to, in our head, shout very loudly STOP! Then replace that negative thought with the exact opposite. So if we were thinking about how bad it would feel to fail at something we need to switch to how great it would feel when we succeed at it.

Mindful Meditation—This really comes down to being aware of our current state that is not under threat. Relax and breathe in it for a few minutes. Regular practice of this makes it something that we’ll eventually be able to move in and out of throughout the day.

Put yourself first—We can’t do it all the time, true. But never putting yourself first means you aren’t valuing yourself. The world won’t stop turning if you allow yourself to say “no” to some of the requests of your time.    

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