Being the type of person who needs to stay constantly busy, I have a difficult time relaxing. And to be honest I just can't always find the time. However, I fear that it might be taking a toll on my mood and overall happiness. How can I fit relaxation into my busy schedule?
Relaxation and meditation are important steps towards having a life of greater peace, contentment, and happiness. Read on for more tips on how to incorporation relaxation and meditation into your own life.

There is a true spectrum of happiness.

Happiness as...

positive emotion - positive mood - resiliency - contentment - fulfillment - joy - bliss.

The higher states of happiness are available through setting the intention of connecting to something greater than yourself.  This intention will bring about a state of peace, tranquility, serenity, calm, and ease that will guide you into states of extreme joy and bliss!

I often use my blog as a platform for stress relief and as a place where I can release negative thoughts. In other words, my blog is most commonly used to channel my negative energy. How can I use my blog to gain positive energy instead?
Channeling positive energy through blogging, writing or journaling can be as simple as stimulating your senses, replacing negative words such as "try" with positive words such as "will," or even sharing your experience with others. Of course, this is just a starting point. Read on to find more tips on how to blog your way to happiness.

Everyone in the BlogHer community enjoys the written method of expression.

You enjoy a good cry when you read a touching a story, you get mad when you hear about injustice, you feel compassion when you read about hard times, and you feel joy when you read about celebration and success.

When you are the writer, you invoke a feeling in yourself that allows the reader to embrace the emotion you are experiencing as you type your way to self-expression.

With my very busy schedule I am always on the go-go-go. Not to mention, my to-do list keeps growing by the minute. Rarely do I have time to sit down, relax with a book and not think about what else I could be accomplishing. How can I learn to take time for myself without the guilt?
By not taking a little time out of each day for yourself, you might be less happy than possible. Start by focusing on yourself. Acknowledge that your own happiness is important and practice happiness-boosting routines. Read on for more of these tips from Dr. Aymee.

You have multiple priorities on your mind at any given time.

Food, kids, laundry, cleaning, friends, work, bills, relationships, home, car, shower, sex, exercise, hobbies, not to mention politics, economics, scientific breakthroughs, the environment, public education or healthcare.

You are in constant movement, getting things done, going places, talking to people.

When life is tough, how can I teach my kids to cope and be happy when they are too young to understand some of the concepts?
A good approach is to model happiness for them. Read on to find five teaching tools that can help.

The best advice I can give about helping kids understand happiness is to be happy yourself. Your modeling, behavior, language, reactions, goals, habits, mood, and reinforcement all influence how your child will perceive and understand happiness.

If you want your children to be happy, then I believe you first must be happy.

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