31st October 2017

What Makes You Happy?

For us being grateful and being happy go hand in hand… sometimes it’s hard to be mindful of these things that make us both grateful and happy. November always brings about a change, the leaves fall and with it a renewed sense of family and being thankful for everything we have.  It’s the perfect time to reflect on the year to date, think about how we’d like to end out 2017 and be thankful for all the things that make us happy.

We’re big fans of Gabrielle Bernstein in the Essentia office, and when she put out a video asking  “Would you rather be right or happy?” we had to stop and listen….

It’s funny, you sometimes don’t even realize how strong an emotion the need to be right is, much less how much you do some of these things without realizing it. This emotion can lead us down a path of forgetting to the little things and taking stock of the small wins that make our days. Being mindful of this and choosing to just let go and be happy is definitely something we should all strive towards. Wouldn’t it be great to get back to the grind and not let everything little thing become a competition? This can especially hold true in an office environment, wouldn’t simply being happy make your daily life more fulfilling?

I then remembered an awesome post that Kathy Patalsky did a while ago: 101 Things I Love. Happiness Reflection.

Such a simple concept, “You are what you love and not what loves you.”

Need help finding some reasons to be happy, why not do what Kathy did and start a list of the things that you love and make you smile? Reflect back on this list every time you’re feeling out of sorts.

We got together and came up with 10 things that make us happy at Essentia HQ:

  1. The Beach
  2. Coffee
  3. Puppies
  4. SLEEP! (Seriously when you sleep on an Essentia mattress your 6 hours actually feels like 8!)
  5. Raw Juce acai bowls
  6. Holiday office lunch dates
  7. Food, we really love to eat!
  8. Seeing Essentia on cool sites, like being rated the top foam mattress on Consumer Reports!
  9. Happy hour
  10. New Essentia products

What is your quick 10 list? Share it with us in the comments.

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