Instant Happiness Hacks
Pilates Style|May - June 2019
Instant Happiness Hacks

As pilates practitioners, we’re well aware of the power the mind has over

Amanda Altman

AS PILATES PRACTITIONERS, WE’RE WELL AWARE OF THE POWER THE MIND HAS OVER

THE BODY. So why not use this connection to add a little extra bliss into your life? Here, Pilates instructor Conni Ponturo, the author of Falling into Joy: Eight Simple Steps to Allow Your Body to Become Your Best Friend (Balboa Press, 2017), offers her tips for upping your happiness quotient instantaneously.

PLAY A MORNING MIND GAME. When you wake up, don’t reach for your phone. Instead, take a moment to imagine a new vision for your life. Think about how you want to look, what you will wear and where you will live. Forget about what you don’t have, and dream about how you want to feel in your new life.

AN AFFIRMATION A DAY GOES A LONG WAY. Take a positive feeling each day and turn it into an affirmation. Maybe it’s compassion, love, patience, joy, happiness, playfulness, determination, etc. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you of this feeling. It will help you to pay attention and stay present.

SCHEDULE A PLAY DATE. Let’s not forget that we are meant to play, explore, be in nature and have fun.

Do you have fun time built into your week? If not, make it a habit to schedule something that makes you laugh.

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