Happiness is a Mindset

snowbirdFirst order of business…and the reason you are here, I hope. The world’s greatest question: How to be happy. I’m here to give you the steps. At least the steps I took to create a healthy, happy life for myself. I’m going to fill you in on some secrets.

It doesn’t matter how much money you have. It doesn’t matter if you have a impeccably clean house or that it’s the biggest one in your neighborhood. It doesn’t matter if you have a Porsche or a geo. It doesn’t matter if you have nice things. Material objects and money are NOT going to make you happy.

Ok, so if money and stuff don’t matter, what does? Well, for one: your health, your attitude, what and who you fill your time with.

Your health matters. I’m just not talking about doctor’s visits. I’m talking about ALL of your health. If you don’t take care of yourself physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, you won’t feel good. That’s a given.  Everyone deserves good health, and besides genetic issues, you are in control!

Your mindset is how you see the world. If you see the world as a place that is filled with negativity, it’s only natural to feel more depressed, sad, and lost. Changing your perspective can dramatically alter how you feel about yourself and the world around you.

We all need a sense of purpose to feel like we matter. A “job” is just that… a “job”. A series of tasks you perform to receive compensation to live. But a “career” is a life path. It’s what drives us. For example, someone who opens up a smoothie shop may be passionate about good health, delicious and nutritious easy fuel to keep people going. But on the other side of the spectrum, we have a stay at home mom. Her passion and what drives her is taking care of the kids. Different strokes for different folks.

What we fill our time with should provide us happiness and comfort. Hobbies and things you do alone that give you a feeling of accomplishment, happiness, or peace. Some people enjoy painting, while others enjoy extreme sports. Don’t know what that is? Try something new! It’s ok to not be good at it in the beginning.

Who we surround ourselves with is a huge part of our mindset. Find like-minded individuals who enjoy the same things. Hang out with your friends more, reconnect with family, and maybe meet some new people. Spend quality time with loved ones where you aren’t talking about anything heavy or heated. Just take some time to have fun and do something new together! You want to work harder on a healthy diet and working out consistently? Find a buddy who already has it down! Find people with similar outlooks on life, and you will also be more open to trying out new things.

Balance is a tricky word. Many of us want it, few of us have it. In my life, finding balance between work and home life is the hardest. Many of you may also have the same problem. I work every day to achieve balance in these areas: good nutrition, having fun, alone time, family time, working out, and meditating. What are your areas you would like to achieve balance in?

Creating routines can really help in all these areas. For example, if you get out of bed in the morning, grab a healthy smoothie, make some coffee, and work out first thing, you have a sense of purpose in the morning, you are making healthy nutrition choices, and by the time you are showered and ready for your day, you have already made several great choices! What a great way to start the day!

I’m hoping this website can help you in all these areas, so you can get information on how to achieve happiness. If you have comments, questions, or want me to talk about a certain topic, please comment below!

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