“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”–Elon Musk
“Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.”–Dale Carnegie
To begin a real change in our lives the fact that happiness dictates all. Coming to terms with joy is a choice. If you want to be happy, then be glad it’s that easy.
Most of us struggle to be happy. My thoughts on this from my own experience, we have been conditioned to believe that if it’s too easy, it’s cheap, not real, not worth it. We all see things to good to be true usually are. So when happy is just a simple change in mindset, then I believe subconsciously we stray.
In my mind, you must recondition your mind to be happy. It’s what I work on daily. To be candid, it’s been a struggle. Part of it has been a lack of knowledge that happiness is a choice state-of-mind. It can rush upon you for moments, sure.
Here is some daily to-do’s to help find happiness:
Do any number of these or all if you can. Daily! Set reminders in your phone to remind you of the activity. Then do it!
If you retrain your thoughts towards a happy state-of-mind, guess what? You will begin to call upon yourself to be satisfied. Yes, there will be times of stress, but training your thoughts will make them fewer and farther between.
Take time to laugh. Even when life seems to have kicked you in the gut, find something to if nothing else smile. Put some joy in your heart. Want the cure-all — Laugh!
Faith has been a struggle for me. It’s been foreign to me most of my life. For the last few months, I have put in some real effort in staying in faith. Trusting that life will unfold as it should, allowing God to move through my life without my will interfering.
Today that was put to the test. Receiving some bad news that I had hoped would go another direction. What I do understand better than I would have in the past, is God is moving the pieces of my life around to align me with my destiny. Yes, it hurts, but I have the understanding now that growth is often painful.
The pain I feel is not, “oh my God, my life is over.” Sadly, a chapter of my life is over, I had sincerely hoped it would move forward. God, has seen fit to move me in another direction. It’s time to embrace that and get excited about what is to come.
For the first time in my life, I’m not letting a sad situation destroy everything. This time I won’t lose the battle. Time for a change with an open heart.
This time my life is going to take a different path. For the first time in my life, I choose not to allow the enemy to win me over. This time I am following a trail of faith in God. Happy, fun, and brand new chapter in my life!