Share the Joy link up #16
Do you wake up happy?
Research shows that when you start the day negatively it impacts on the rest of your day (hello sleepless nights and daily commutes!). But the converse is also true – being happy in the morning will cast a positive lasting glow. So how can we make sure we wake up happy every day?
We don’t need to. As I’ve been reading in my three new happy-making books (can’t wait to share them with you!) we can train ourselves to be happy and even fool ourselves into happiness! Try this… SMILE. No, not a little smirk, a big, meaty, jaw stretching GRIN. Now add a little chuckle. How do you feel?
What you just did releases endorphins and serotonin in your brain. And guess what? That’s the what happens when you’re happy too. So here’s an idea. Let’s smile more. Even when we don’t FEEL like it. It might just get us all starting off the day happy and that’s definitely something worth sharing.
Right, on to the link up!
Thank you so much to everyone that joined in last week. I’m loving reading all your joyful posts and I hope that sharing the joy brightens your day too. Please do share this linky too – if you think another blogger has written a post that will make others smile invite them to join in!
Don’t forget that all genres are welcome here – new posts or old favourites. Posts that might have made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile!
Sharing my joy
Each week, I’ll pick a favorite post and feature it on the following week’s Share the Joy link up (I’ve also made a where you’ll find all my favorites in one place).
Last week the lovely Ali over at Mum in a Nutshell shared a fabulous post about positive parenting that spoke so much to me after my Mama fail moment last weekend.
This week I’m sharing a post all about that Mama fail moment and how I’m moving forward by taking action and a review of a book that aims to show children they can be whatever they want to be – a big YES to that from me!
Let’s Share the Joy!
1) Link up posts that have brought you JOY – Writing them might have made you laugh out loud, opened your heart, raised your spirits or just made you smile. All genres are welcome, new posts or old favourites and as many links as you like!
2) Link back to me either by including the Share the Joy badge (below) or a text link back to this Share the Joy linky page in your own post.
3) Please comment on one of my posts and a few others. Let’s Share the JOY through commenting as well as through our posts!
Share the Joy will run for a whole week until the following week’s linky is open, so you’ll never be too late. And don’t forget to tweet me the url to your post using the hashtag #sharethejoylinky so I can retweet it.
Feel free to invite your friends to join in – JOY is always better when it’s shared!