No matter what, you deserve to be happy and live a joy filled life. Now is the time to commit to choices that build you up, versus tear you down. Smile bigger, laugh harder and take your power back. Are you ready to do it?
Now today I am healthier than I have ever been. I will not lie to you and say every day is perfect, but I have learned how to make each and every day be the best it can be. I have a daily routine that keeps me centered to weather any storm.
Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.
These deeply-held beliefs and faulty assumptions prevent us from putting ourselves out there and taking risks, strategies that happy people rely on to succeed. They also prevent us from having those tough conversations, whether with ourselves or with important people in our lives.
We've all done it: putting our happiness on hold until some magical future date when the big thing that we want happens and we'll give ourselves permission to be happy. Here's the problem with that kind of thinking.
I think we're asking the wrong questions about happiness. The most common one we ask is: What can I do to find happiness? But I think the real question we should ask is: What is preventing me from experiencing happiness?
I believe we were meant to be happy. I am also pretty certain it was meant to be a challenge to get and stay happy, or else we'd take it for granted and get bored. So then, life is about the pursuit of happiness.