4 exercises to find happiness

When we have problems or an illness affects us, the last thing we think about is turning those moments into happiness, since our mind is programmed to suffer, however, with some exercises of conscious meditation you will be able to reach that positive attitude that you need.

According to the doctor Robert Benzo, director of the Breathing Laboratory and in charge of the "Mindfulness" program at Mayo Clinic With conscious meditation he "awakens to the knowledge that health can be found even in the context of a serious illness".

In the following video, the specialist explains the objective of the conscious meditation and how it helps you find happiness:

Mindfulness means to awaken attention to what is happening at this moment, that is why the healing process has to do with the way in which the person faces life, lives difficult situations.

The doctor says that "we must find happiness at the moment and that will give the necessary strength and openness of mind to make the best decisions and be more assertive in the future."

4 exercises to find happiness

The mindfulness that comes with conscious meditation reduces levels of stress, anxiety and depression. Thus, Mayo Clinic recommends the following steps to improve your thinking, better relationships with your peers and increase your happiness.


  1. Pay attention. The next time you meet someone, listen carefully to their words. Try to develop a habit of understanding others and delaying your own judgments and criticisms.
  2. Observe the details. Find familiar objects and identify some detail that you have not noticed before. This will make you more aware of your world.
  3. Concentrate on your breathing. Sit in a quiet place, with your back straight and relaxed. Feel how the air enters, is distributed through your body and comes out. Visualize how your abdomen expands and contracts with each inhalation and exhalation.
  4. Wake up your senses. Take a fruit and sit in a quiet place, with your back straight, but relaxed. Look at the food, smell it, feel it; then, bite it and chew it slowly. Analyze the impulse that makes you swallow, as well as the emotions that are generated at that time.

By focusing on your senses and the reactions of your body you can get an idea of ​​your relationship with food.

Try to practice these exercises of conscious meditation for 15 to 20 minutes, four or eight times a day, although once is enough. Avoid doing it while driving a vehicle.

At the end of these you will notice a change in your attitude and in your state of mind, that is, you will feel a positive, full and happy person. And you, how do you find happiness?

Video Medicine: Gratitude Journal Exercise (Psychology of Happiness #4) (December 2023).