28 Feb Four Steps To Find True Happiness In Your Life
via Forbes by Paula Black
What does happiness mean to you?
Healthy relationships? A good job? Time spent with your family?
The truth is, there are as many definitions of happiness as there are stars in the night sky, because happiness looks different for each of us.
But here is something we all share in common: If we’re not happy, life is unsettling and unsatisfying.
So today I want to share four tips to help you find happiness in your own life.
1. Define happiness on your terms.
Your happiness is not the same as anyone else’s happiness. What makes me happy might not make you happy. And vice versa! So the first step in finding happiness in your life is simply defining what happiness looks like for you.
Let’s dream for a moment. Imagine that money is not an obstacle and that fear can’t hold you back.
What would your life look like?
How would you spend your time?
Would you travel? Where would you go?
What would your family time look like?
What type of work would you do?
Who would you spend your time with?
Make a list of what your dream life would look like. That is a powerful clue as to what happiness looks like for you.
2. Focus on what’s going right.
It’s very easy for us to get caught up in the weeds of life: the frustrations, annoyances and challenges. But the truth is, if you really stop and think about it, you’ll probably realize that there’s a whole lot to love about your life.
Take some time right now to focus on those things. What are five things you like about your professional life? What are five things you like about your life outside of work?
Pretty great, right?
We have so much to be grateful for. And it’s so important to focus on gratitude because that helps us to find happiness in our lives today, instead of getting tripped up by the little weeds that pop up and drag us down…
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