Yesterday I decided to start a 30 day blogging challenge. I love to blog and share with others but some days I lack the initiative to write because of various reasons. When you get right down to it, I have plenty of time during the day I just don’t manage my time as well as I should, so for 30 days I am going to try to manage my time better and get done what I need to get done.
Today’s blog I decided to get back to my happiness journal. Happiness is an important part of anything in life, especially the more challenging areas that tax our moods and emotions. Here are some of the reasons I fail to see beauty in my life,
- Work. Some days my job can suck the happiness out of me. I work 1st shift so that first 8 hours can set the tone for the rest of the day.
- Fear. This should be first on my list because it messes with my happiness more than anything else. Fear can be broken down into a lot of subcategories but the biggest ones in my life are anxiety, worry, depression, and anger.
- School. I do home school my kids, and even though I use an online school that has the curriculum and everything already there for me, I still have to help my 2nd grade son a lot since he is having trouble reading.
- Feelings. This one may sound weird but you’ll understand when I’m done why I added this and what I mean. There are days where I get the feeling that I am doing everything myself and no one is helping me. Are these feelings true? 99 percent of the time these feelings of doing everything myself are not true. I also get the feeling that I don’t have time for this or that because I have too much to do. Is this true? If I am totally honest with myself, I know I fail to manage my time efficiently and end up wasting it doing things that I didn’t need to do while failing to do the things I should.
The first step to finding happiness is to observe what is blocking it in the first place. Once you begin to notice the little things that block your happiness, you can start working on a plan change it. The biggest change I had to make, and am still making, is my perspective about what I am doing. I need to focus on the blessings each of them contain rather than focusing on the negative.
Once you observe what is blocking your happiness and you begin to set a plan in motion to change these blockages, you must find the self-discipline to continue.
If you truly desire happiness then you will find the things in life that feed your happiness.