You know that feeling you get after finishing an inspiring book, workshop or retreat? You’re fired up, ready to leap into action and then… it's back to 'business as usual'. You forget how enthusiastic and determined you felt, or life gets too busy to be able to sustain the commitments you made or you simply put it all off until 'tomorrow/the end of the holiday/after Christmas'.
However exited you are about a new idea, a possibility, a dream, the challenge is always in integrating these changes into your everyday life. When we do things differently we alert our stress response. The system that takes precedence because it is responsible for keeping us alive. Our survival system wants us to do what we have always done, what is tried and tested because we know it, it is the system that keeps us in our habits long after they are serving us because it is what we know. so we may start out with good intentions and a feeling of excitement but in order to sustain this enthusiasm it is important to understand that our instinct to survive above all else. One of the first things to go out of the window when we get stressed is appreciation and joy. Who cares how beautiful the sunset is when their survival is at stake?
What's missing an opportunity and support to really EMBODY what it is you want to practice and to really FEEL the difference for yourself. Regular reminders, support and accountability. Once you truly experience the shifts for yourself, it's much harder to bounce back to what you know.
It's important to understand that there's no ‘right way’ to achieve anything in your life there's just ‘a way’ or ‘your way’. We are all unique beings and when we practice something and stay aware and awake to what it is we are experiencing, we can start to really tune into our own rhythm and understand what works for us. Let’s develop a sense of playfulness and curiosity as we experiment with ways to create more happiness, joy and contentment in our lives.
This is what A Handpicked Life is all about. We provide light, joyful and easily applicable frameworks to help you to really embody the changes you want to make in your life. Which is why we are launching The Happiness Experiment. A 21 day programme which is an opportunity to really put you have learned in our Happiness Webinar into practice so you can really FEEL the shifts for yourself.
The program will run over 21 days starting tomorrow, Tuesday 13th April. Here's what's included:
Your Daily Practice - A 15 minute daily practice of somatic techniques designed to raise and maintain the levels of your happiness hormones @ 7:30am each day. Replays available.
6 x 1 hour long classes (optional) - An opportunity to dive even deeper into these practices and to keep in your toolkit whenever you need a reset. Twice weekly on Tuesdays & Fridays @ 7:30am. Replays available.
A Happiness Experiment Daily Exercise e-book - A downloadable guide of extra happiness exercises that you can easily incorporate into your day to further boost those happiness levels!
All sessions are recorded and added to a resource library which you will have lifetime* access to! Meaning you can revisit the 21 day structure whenever you need a boost!
The experiment is available as part of our A Handpicked Life Membership sign up for £18.50 per month for lifetime access to the experiment as well as all of our membership benefits (woohooo!!) OR join the stand alone program here for £30!
Let's create a foundation for our well-being and increase our capacity to enjoy our lives!
There is a 'Set Point' theory of happiness and well-being that assumes we each have a fixed 'average' level of happiness around which our day-to-day and moment-to-moment happiness varies. With this in mind we are inviting as many people as possible to an experiment in happiness to see if with the right techniques, practice and understanding we can raise our happiness set point.