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How to Be Happy Without Trying Too Hard

At Camp Kupugani, our Midwest summer camp, we appreciate that happiness can be a challenging space in which to live consistently. Here is an article to help be happier without having to try too hard. Check out the article by Barking Up the Wrong Tree here (https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2021/03/happier-without-really-trying/) and see a quick summary below.

  • Your brain is a time traveler 

    • It projects into the past and future constantly and this can be an express ticket to regret and anxiety. Counteract it with mental distance to regain control.

  • Say your name

    • I” creates problems. Eric thinks Eric should talk to Eric using “Eric.”

  • Get some mental distance

    • You can’t make the issue go away but you can broaden your perspective. A tablespoon of salt in a glass of water tastes awful, but a tablespoon of salt in a lake isn’t even noticeable.

  • Reframe

    • Your body often can’t tell anxiety from excitement so convert threats to challenges by reinterpreting your feelings.

Source Article: https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2021/03/happier-without-really-trying/

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