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?