Would you like to know the secret to happiness?
The easy answer is to do more things that make you happy. But I hear so many people tell me they are unhappy because their job is too demanding, their relationships are too demanding, their children are too demanding; well... you get the picture!
So, how do you change the feeling of having people and situations putting demands on you and your time and create the happiness that you are looking for?
First, start with a list. Create a list of 25 to 50 things that truly make you happy. This list should contain items that make you so happy, you could do any of the things on the list, all day long, and never get tired of any of them. Give yourself permission to go wild and add things to your list whether you believe they are possible to obtain or not.
Once you have your list, look very closely at what you have listed on your page and after each item ask yourself, "how often do I DO this?"
If this is a list of things that make you TRULY HAPPY, why are you not doing more of each of the things on the list? I already know what your answer is going to be to this question; you are going to tell me that you don't have time, or a million other excuses that you can come up with. But, the truth is, you don't do more of what's on your list because that is your "choice".
Every choice we make is based on what we "believe" to be true. And everything that we believe to be true was taught to us by someone at a very early age. If you are invited to a family function but spending time with your family is not on your list of things that make you happy, why would you go? Because you "believe" you have no choice. But, you DO have a choice. When you tell yourself or others that you have no choice, you are allowing yourself to be in "Victim Mode" and whenever you are in "Victim Mode" you are actually giving your power away. When you strive to be empowered in your life, it means that you are making choices that best serve you and your mental, spiritual and physical happiness to live a guilt-free life.
Now that you know the secret to happiness is doing more of what makes you happy, what are you going to choose to do differently in your life? Remember: Life Is All About Choices, YOU have the power to choose to do more of everything on your list or choose to come up with a million excuses of why you "can't" do what is on your list. REMEMBER: nothing is impossible.
Impossible - Even the word itself says, "I'm Possible!"
Wishing you a life of happiness!