How Happiness Can Come Easy
I hope your type and shape of joy reaches you soon because we all deserve it
Just like every goal we want to achieve, choosing to be happy is a goal. It is a habit that has to be set in place. It’s a lifestyle that has to be built. It is a strong mindset that has to really be set in stone. Just like every goal there is to work towards, we have to work on being happy.
There is no such thing as waking up naturally happy. This is how we can get closer to “I woke up like this”.
Giving yourself time to feel the things that make you happy
First, we have to admit that this world is becoming more about how fast you can go and how awesome you can make something look, but your happiness doesn’t lie there.
Your happiness can actually lie anywhere. It can be found in the short walk that you take to work or in the seconds it takes for you to carry your food from your kitchen to your couch to eat it.
There are so many opportunities every single day for you to find it and grasp onto it for a little while.
Appreciate the moments that make your stomach flutter
There is something special in these moments. It’s when happiness is mixed with an event that makes you feel special or important.
The feeling that makes you want to get up and run because it gives you so much energy. It seems like everything is right in the world for a little bit.
Notice it right when it happens, and try to slow everything down to reflect why it’s happening right at the moment it is happening to you.
Nothing is better knowing that you can recreate those moments.
One day, I woke up and mentally decided that it was going to be a good day, which can be hard to do many days. Each day seems so regular; so mundane that it is hard to find a specialty in it. But the choice is still up to you. So I chose goodness. My very first decision of the day set everything in place. I started to notice my immense and deep gratitude for the apartment that I have, the location that I live, and the job I had to look forward to. Everything after that seemed easier to be happy for. The walk that I took to work was liberating. The thing is, our intentions are stronger than you think. We can set our intention to feel and do anything. During that walk was when I felt happiness physically.
Doing something every day that makes you feel good in your space
The same with setting your environment up for success. The same goes. Do whatever it takes for your mind to be open and in clarity.
This can either be a cleaned space, furniture that matches, customizing your own DIY paintings, or adding plants and greenery into your space. Do anything that sparks happiness right when you wake up or walk into the room.
A habit that I always do when I get home from work is boiling myself a cup of tea and sitting down to enjoy it while looking out at the back patio. These things lead me to enjoy my space and take time to enjoy what I have right in my hands.
Taking time to enjoy the space that you have created will lead you to conditionally loving the area that you are in every time you walk in.
Working on being aware of your thoughts and controlling them
Noticing your thoughts and emotions right when you feel them to have control over them is your strongest tool.
It’s easy to let your thoughts and emotions run every day first thing in the morning. It is easy because that is all we have done every day of our lives. To change it all, we must pay attention to them, which is hard, but it’ll bring you results every single time.
Dedicate some space and time to nurturing your mind flow. This is everything you are. The thoughts and feelings that you allow yourself to experience is who you will become. I have written a blog about the practice of daily self-reflection that will help you improve your awareness about your self. Which in turn can lead to brighter and positive days.
You don’t have to wait until there is a big reason to be happy
Find the small things that bring you joy or content or comfort. Happiness should be shared and experienced and lived in forever. Even with all the problems in the world, this feeling can still be found when we pay attention.
For some, it can seem impossible because of the different privileges that we have or the backgrounds that we come from or the circumstances that we have to face currently. But where ever you are, I hope your type and shape of joy and happiness reaches you soon because we all deserve it.