My Journey to Uncover Happiness

My Happiness Journal

My Happiness Journal

Have you ever wondered how you could bring more happiness into your life? Did you know where to look or where to start? Life can easily knock us down, do you have ways that you increase your happiness after this happens? This is my journey to find the happiness within.

I am in the middle of a 30 day journey towards happiness, I am hoping to find the little things that can pick me up or tear me down. It surprised me how easily I lose my happiness because of outside circumstances, when these circumstances changed I experiences what many describe as a roller coaster ride of emotions, and  as much as I enjoy roller coasters, I’m tired of this one.

This journey has been very interesting and enlightening when it comes to me and how I perceive things to be. I tend to focus too much on situations being bad or good and I am also very mislead by this entitlement feeling I have that I never realized before. As kids we are fed with adults telling us to work hard and you’ll go far in life, but that doesn’t always work. Many people have worked hard their whole lives just to lose their jobs and have to start all over again, so I’m trying to reconstruct what I feel that I am entitled to. I feel that happiness is part of who I am, of who we all are, and we all have the right to be who we are so I have a right to be happy, the confusion comes about when I try to define this happiness with physical things.

What makes me happy now is not what made me happy 2 months, 2 years, or even 30 years ago, as my understanding of happiness deepens I find myself doing different things that coincide with this new way of being, and although my actions change on what I do to make myself happy, the core feeling of happiness never changes.

What do you do that keeps your happiness alive despite what is going on around you or where your life is heading?

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About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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