Welcome to Week Three

Welcome to week three of #thehappinessplan. We are at the halfway point now!

We’d like you to remember that the power of mindfulness is in developing a steady and ongoing practice. Even just 10 minutes a day is better than one longer session only once a week. So be sure to try to clear this small block of time for yourself every day, and don’t forget we have free guided meditations to help you here.

This week we are addressing our thoughts and how we can be more mindful of our emotions. Come on over to our Instagram to find all of the daily prompts.

Only through developing an awareness of our thoughts can we can learn to master them, rather than live our lives out in reaction to them.

In regularly turning our attention inwards, and recognising that we can observe our thoughts rather than get lost in them, we discover that we actually have a choice about how we relate to them.

This topic is covered in more detail in The Happiness Plan guidebook, available here.

But if you don’t have the book, all you need to do is follow along with the daily practices we’ll be publishing on Instagram. Feel free to join our closed Facebook group too, as we are having chats over there too.

Today’s Photo Challenge

We want to remember that everything is impermanent, constantly changing, arising and passing away. Everything. Take a photo of something that reminds you of change, that this moment is a work of art because it will never repeat again in this exact form. Hashtag it with #thehappinessplan so the community can see it. We will choose some of your images to post tomorrow in our Insta story!

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"If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in.."




Elise Bialylew is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan, and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. She was recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence.

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