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WHAT IS YOUR HAPPINESS? HAPPINESS AND COMMUTING BY LISA CYPERS KAMEN

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Commuting…it is a word that many people dread. Yet it is a reality for most working people, no matter what part of the country you live in. Most people think of commuting problems in big cities like Chicago or Los Angeles, but it doesn’t matter where you live, you may still find commuting to be your least favorite part of the day.

You can change your attitude when it comes to commuting. It can start with your commute to work tomorrow and it is easy. Think positively about the experience and don’t become distracted. Remember, you can make commuting positive or negative – no one else can make that choice for you.

The questions arise, can happiness be achieved while commuting? Can commuting actually become pleasant? Let us see.

Why is traffic so unpleasant? One reason is that it’s a painful ritual we never get used to – the flow of traffic is naturally unpredictable. As a result, we don’t adjust to the misery of rush hour. Ironically, if traffic is always bad, and not just usually bad, it would be easier to deal with. So the commutes that really kill us are those rare days when the highways are clear. Another way to look at commuting is as an opportunity to be with yourself, your thoughts and the present moment. A way to reframe the annoyance of traffic would be to see it as a moving meditation while paying attention to your body and the sights and sounds around you as you travel from A to B. This simple new awareness may offer you a completely different perspective and actually put a smile on your face. May your next commute be a more pleasant experience!

Independent filmmaker, author, happiness coach and speaker Lisa Cypers Kamen creates these blogs to entertain, enlighten and educate us as we each undertake our own personal search for happiness and shares them with http://www.motherhoodincorporated.  Happiness is an Inside Job. To contact Lisa, email her directly at lisa@whatisyourhappiness.com and check out her websites at www.whatisyourhappiness.com & www.harvestinghappiness.com and listen to her on http://toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness or download her show at www.itunes.com.

Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live.

Weekly on www.toginet.com Wednesday’s at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

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