Welcome to this week’s blog on the simple concept of happiness. Happiness really is such a simple concept, but many of us struggle to feel good on a daily basis and many of us feel like we are riding an emotional roller coaster.
Do you know that happiness and wellbeing is your birth right? Did you know you are already born good enough, worthy and deserving? In fact, we don’t need to wait to be happy as happiness is actually our natural state of living.
Many of us rely on things happening (I will be happy when I lose weight, get a new job or a new partner etc. etc.) or we wait around for someone else to make us happy. A really key thing to remember is that you cannot rely on anyone else to make you happy. It is not your partner, kids or anyone else’s responsibility to make you happy, you must make your own happiness and this is YOUR responsibility.
Seriously, nobody is coming to save you so if you want to shake your life up a bit and get happy then you can start by making a few simple changes to your day.
When you wake up in the morning, what do you say to yourself? Do you start a momentum of negative thoughts? Well if you do, the likelihood is that these thoughts will gain even more momentum and you could be setting yourself up for a negative day.
Instead, why not try focusing for 60 seconds and building positive momentum each morning? Yes, it takes discipline but if you make it your intent to have a good day, be happy and have fun, this momentum will also start to build. How about declaring that you are going to have a great day and wonderful things are going to happen to you? Remember, whatever you think about you create so make sure you think positive happy and hopeful thoughts!
Another great happiness technique each morning is to focus on a few things in your life that you appreciate. These are different for everyone but appreciation is a great way to build positive momentum.
Finally, a word of warning. If you don't feel like taking steps to make yourself happy, get honest with yourself and ask yourself what are you getting from staying unhappy? Do you get to stay a victim? Do you get to stay small in your comfort zone?
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