Happiness is such a person thing… Some people will be happy alone with a cup of tea even for 10 minutes, when other will need to have all their family and friends around them in a big party to truly feel happy.
The question is for me: What makes you happy on a daily basis? Yes the big events are important and should be appreciated, but the truth is those big moments are quite far apart. Really! So what makes you happy on a daily basis.
It is a simple question but a question that takes most people aback. Me included! Really!
We are wired to only see the negative in life, to prepare for the worst. It is survival 101, but the truth is we can still have little moments of happiness all the time and they can balanced our need to worry. Because you can not be happy and worried at the same time. Not truly…
So, what is it for you?
For me, it is in the little things, like drinking a cup of tea while staring at my garden. It is always there and there is always something happening… And it does not take long really. For me, it is the fact that I wake up every morning and I have the desire to do all the things that I want to do. (It has not always been the case, so it is precious to me). It can be that I have a chat with my friends. (thanks Skype!) It is that I get to watch some silly shows with my husband at night… It can be as easy as seeing my kids smile or hear their voice… It will happen every day and it will make my day!
I have learned to not take anything for granted. I have learned to appreciate the small things and to stop and smell the roses…
And when I have my doubts or am in a funk, yes, even coach can get in a funk at times, I remember the little things that make my happy and I go and get myself a cup of tea and I stare at nature… Not for a long, but just long enough to let the energy of whatever was weighing me down to decrease… Then I return to my tasks….
There is no magic… It is a lot of hard work and a lot of remembering to see the good and the happy where ever it is….
But it is a habit that you can get quickly. And then it becomes second nature… And positive side effect: You reduce your basal stress level!
Even better! 🙂
If you want more information on how to feel happier in your life, you can contact me and we can talk, but remember, you can do everything by yourself.