People always ask me how and why I am so happy. Some people admire it, whilst others are quite annoyed by it. Either way, it doesn’t phase me, because I know I am living the best life I can be right now.
As for the how, well, it has always been my viewpoint (for the last few years anyway, after my life became exponentially better than ever before) that life is amazing. Wonderful. It is full of countless opportunities that so many people overlook. I truly believe that’s why there’s still so many people who are discontent with their lives: they don’t see how awesome being alive really is.
There is an endless amount of magic within the smaller, day-to-day activities that we take for granted so much that we actually consider them to be inconveniences. Merely waking up in the morning, and going to sleep at night in a warm bed, is enough reason to love life itself.
Don’t get me wrong, I look forward to the big things too: Christmas, New Year’s, my birthday, etc. But I’m nothing if not the kind of person who sees something small as colossal. Whilst some people see that thinking as over-the-top, I know how great it is for my happiness.
You see, if we only focus on the big things, then the rest of our lives seem dull and boring, and that’s just a waste of time that could be spent feeling happy.
Every single day has the potential to feel like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, your birthday, or any other day of the year that you deem special; you just need to have the right mindset.
If there’s something you have to do that gets you down or bothers you, then add something to it to make it more fun.
For example, food shopping is one of my favourite things to do. My boyfriend and I get up after a lovely sleep in each Saturday, and then we have fun browsing through various shops before heading to the supermarket and planning out our meals for week.
I understand that not everyone feels this way about food shopping – but they could, if they were willing to change something to make that activity more fun.
Take a leaf from our book and go window shopping beforehand. Treat yourself to a small treat or coffee before heading to the supermarket, or plan out one really special meal to have during the week, even if it’s a little unhealthy, or a bit more complicated to make. Then really take the time to truly appreciate each one of those things. The fact that you’re able to do any of them is a privilege all on its own.
You can turn any situation around, if you’re willing to try something new.
But nothing will change in your life if you don’t, and if your actions don’t. Take a moment to really analyse each aspect of your life and ask yourself: Is this necessary? If not, then why am I keeping it around? Does it make me happy? If not, how can I make it so that it does make me happy?
Remember that YOU are the author and editor of your own life. You can alter and eliminate things as you please. Each day is another masterpiece that you have complete control over. Don’t let it slip away!
Until next time,
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