31 Dec More happiness lessons from my holiday
As mentioned in an earlier posting, a week or two ago, I spent some time during my recent break enjoying one of the many beautiful, natural settings in Queensland. As part of this I ventured, along with my family, on a nature walk during which we spied, among many other things, more spiders than I’ve ever seen in my life!
Now as well as learning that this location would have to be the best spot in the world to take someone with arachnophobia (a fear of spiders) I also learned a thing or two about the habits of spiders – and as a bonus, about happiness.
Now I’m not sure if this applies to all spiders but the variety we saw apparently re-weave their webs every, single day!
What an amazing feat. Their webs are, obviously, their foundations; their base; their homes. And so it got me thinking…
It is very much like happiness. We need to re-set our base every single day. I’m not suggesting we need to start from scratch necessarily but I am arguing that if you really want to experience happiness you’ll need to work at it, and re-work it on a regular basis. Without this daily (or at least regular) attention happiness can easily wane; habits can easily soften; focus can easily be replaced by distraction.
So if happiness is what you’re seeking then seek it, and work for it, and attend to it 365 days of the year. I can assure you, it’s worth it! And if you need some help don’t forget that this is exactly what we do here at The Happiness Institute. Our happiness life coaches are expert at helping you make positive life changes, and develop helping and constructive habits that’re all conducing to increasing your happiness levels.