Here's a really important happy tip for you:
STOP WATCHING THE NEWS!!!! IT CAN KILL YOU!!!
(How's that for a news headline?!?! Too bad you won't see that headline on TV any time soon….
Seriously, the news today in nothing but negative! How can we possibly live in a happy world when everything that's being spread is bad? I'm convinced that the media doesn't want anyone to be happy.
That's why I think you should swear off the news for good. I did and couldn't be happier! 🙂
By the way, I mean ALL news… Local, National, World, Weather, Investigative, etc…
“But Ralph, the weather? I really want to know what I should prepare for… I'll just watch the weather portion.”
Unfortunately, that doesn't work because you'll be exposed to all the other crap while you wait for the weather. Thankfully, there are alternatives. Like weather apps. Or Google. Or you mom. I promise she can tell you if you'll need a sweater or an umbrella!
“How about the other important stuff I should know?”
If it really is that important, I'm certain that you'll find out. You may hear your friends or coworkers talking about it, you may catch a glimpse of the front page of the paper on your morning walk or you may see it on someone's Facebook status. Better yet, ask your barista or waitress if there is anything interesting happening in the world. You'll be in the know and you'll have the chance to have great conversation with someone. (BONUS!)
Take last week for example…..
I know that the Royal Baby was born, that there was a tropical depression in the Atlantic that fizzled out – important to me since I live in a hurricane zone, and thanks to the barista at my local coffee shop who was chatting with another customer, the Guiness world record for nude bathing was broken! (This one made me laugh!)
You see…I got what was good, I didn't miss anything important and was happier as a result of not watching all of the other crap!
So you may be wondering what I'm doing now that I'm not watching the news…
I am filling up that time with things that make me happy! Like reading funny stories, watching funny videos and listening to my kids tell jokes. And that my friends makes me a Happy Someone!
Will you give it a try?