There were plenty of times in my life when I wasn’t happy at all.
There was a time
- in college when I wasn’t happy…
- in my adult life when I was living in the city that I wasn’t happy…
- when I was married and I wasn’t happy…
- when I had kids and I wasn’t happy…
It goes on and on.
But I learned a little trick.
What I did each time when I wasn’t happy is this: I took on my happiness like it was a full-time JOB and it became progressively easier.
I did everything I could to
- create a happier life…
- get into a happier state…
- have happier days…
so that I could FEEL BETTER.
Once I was feeling better, I was able to become more GRATEFUL. And being more grateful, helped me enjoy life more. It all created an upward spiral.
Sometimes it takes work to get happy. It’s not always easy. It’s not always natural.
People think that I have a really easy, happy life. But they don’t understand all the work that came into being this happy.
Creating a Happiness Recipe
There is one simple tool I use with all of my clients and we often revisit it. We simply list the things that can be done every day that make us happy. What can you do to shift easily into a happy state? What’s on your Happy List?
Here are a few things on my list:
- Listening to uplifting music
- Eating dark chocolate
- Feeling the sun on my skin
- Being out in nature
- Walking my dog
- Calling a friend
- Being near water
- Taking a long shower
- Listening to an audiobook or podcast
- Being on a beach
- Driving my convertible
- Drinking red wine
Everyone’s Happiness Recipe is going to look different. You just have to know what works best for you. What is it that shifts you into a happier state?
Then, all you have to do is more of that. DAILY.
And watch the magic unfold in your life.
What’s on your Happy List? Join me in the Badass Mom Society and share!