By practicing positive thought patterns (affirmations) repetitively, we actually create neuroplasticity in the area of the brain that processes what we are thinking about. The key is repetition so you flood your brain with the positive thought.

When practicing affirmations, choose one or two to focus on for several weeks. Say the affirmation out loud in a confident voice several times a day and before you go to bed. To add more power to the affirmation, write it down as you speak it. Be sure your affirmations are in the present tense, as though they are a current reality.

Happiness 

1. Happiness is my birthright. I embrace happiness as my setpoint state of being.

2. I feel joy and contentment in this moment right now.

3. I awaken in the morning feeling happy and enthusiastic about life.

4. I can tap into a wellspring of inner happiness anytime I wish.

5. By allowing myself to be happy, I inspire others to be happy as well.

6. I have fun with all of my endeavors, even the most mundane.

7. I look at the world around me and can’t help but smile and feel joy.

8. I find joy and pleasure in the most simple things in life.

9. I have an active sense of humor and love to share laughter with others.

10. My heart is overflowing with joy.

11. I rest in happiness when I go to sleep, knowing all is well in my world.