Ever find yourself feeling guilty about eating too much, shopping too much, doing too much, overall, consuming too much? We all do. We’re trying to do it all. Everything in moderation, sound familiar? Unfortunately, it’s just not that easy when it comes to habits and “finding happiness.” It takes intentional behavior and effort to change habits, not just wishful thinking.
It’s not worth spending your time or energy feeling guilty about unwanted habits, or trying to implement new limits and strict rules on oneself. It takes doing. Try dedicating more time for you, for listening, lending a hand, giving back, helping someone, being the reason someone smiles today. When you make more time for what matters, there is less time to spend on the things that don’t. Why rush through life buying things we don’t need or doing things we don’t want to do. It’s important to remember we are the ones in the driver seat, in control, making the next move.
Happiness isn’t something one can achieve or an end goal, it’s a feeling that comes and goes. Make it a daily goal to connect with others, help each other. These are the things that bring us, as human beings, instant joy. Joy is something that comes from within and stays with you day after day. Joy is something to strive for. Fill your days with more happiness, gratitude, love, healthy behaviors and with less consumption and stuff. Do it for yourself and your own well-being.
Put yourself first. Give back when you can. Practice gratitude. Do yourself a favor by allowing yourself to experience and feel the joy that will come from implementing these daily practices.
TED Talk – The price of invulnerability: Brené Brown at TEDxKC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UoMXF73j0c (honor the ordinary)