Three Ways to Bring More Joy into Your New Year

by Christa Hines on January 4, 2018

Three Ways to Bring More Joy into Your New Year

The new year is just beginning and maybe you’re already wondering how you’re going to crush that lengthy list of resolutions you made. The hard truth is we can’t create lasting change in our lives if we aren’t having fun in the process or enjoying the fruits of our labors. Even wild animals take breaks from hunting and sleeping to play!

This week, I’m sharing links to three articles that I wrote that will help you kick off 2018 with optimism. Wishing you and your family a year full of blessings and happiness!

Celebrate

 

Many of us set intentions, goals and resolutions each year, but in our quest for redesigning or upgrading our lives we forget one crucial element —to celebrate each success along the way. Celebrating makes working toward our goals more fun. And if we’re having fun, we’re naturally going to create a life that we love.

In my article in the January issue of Vibrant Life Magazine, “Celebrate Everything: 3 Reasons to Add More Celebration to Your Life”, experts share why celebrating matters and how little celebratory rituals can infuse our lives with more joy.

 

 

 

Connect

 

Speaking of joy, do you ever wonder what the keys are to a happy family? While many of us work hard to provide for our families, it’s really the little moments of connection throughout the day that make all the difference to a family’s level of happiness and to a child’s resilience in a fast-paced world. In this month’s issue of KC Parent magazine, check out my article “Happy Family, Happy Life” and learn the eight simple secrets of happy families.

 

 

 

 

Look on the Bright Side

 

 

Negativity and stress are contagious, but so are emotions like positivity and joy. If you’re seeking bright ideas to help you bring home more happiness, even during tough times, check out my article “New Year, New Attitude: How to Tap More Joy in 2018”, which is in the January issue of Emerald Coast Parent magazine. Find out how simple tips like a happiness list, a gratitude practice and creativity can help. 

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