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

By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happiness

Hobbies and happiness can work together. Hobbies can calm your mind by staying out of work and concentrating on a thing you like. Thus they can help you reduce your stress level.

Hobbies are very similar to meditation. Both in meditation and hobby you try to reach a common goal, happiness.  There are no rules when it comes to choosing a hobby.  It may be gardening or watching good movies or listening to uplifting music or reading books.  It is something that brings you joy. Hobbies vary for every person.

Think of them as a social or even family occasions. You can spend time with your children while completing tasks together.  Hobbies lead you on a path to your happiness and also to the happiness of your family.

Happiness and hobbies also can go hand in hand with flow theory. You may be asking, what is flow theory?

Flow theory is the feeling of complete and energized focus in an activity, with a high level of enjoyment and fulfillment. The components of a Flow producing activity are:

  • We are up to the activity.
  • We are able to concentrate on the activity.
  • The activity has well-defined goals.
  • The activity has direct feedback.
  • We feel that we control the activity.
  • Our worries and concerns disappear.
  • Our subjective experience of time is altered.

Just remember that your hobbies can make you feel better and you can choose what those may be.

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 www.hh4heroes.org and listen to her on  http://harvestinghappinesstalkradio.wordpress.com 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

Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a pending 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma and post-deployment reintegration issues. We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.

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