Hello all. I hope you are having a beautiful week. Today I am going to explore a common mistake society seem to be making and how to change it. Happiness. Being happy has become a sort of “fashion” in the world of social media. Stick with me to find out how to truly be happy right now.
Stop Waiting, Start Being
The most common mistake we collectively seem to be making is that we are waiting. We spend our whole lives waiting, and if you haven’t already realised it, life stops for no one. People who put things off and say they will start tomorrow, generally never do. Tomorrow is today’s yesterday.
There seems to be a theme running through our lives. “I will go to the gym tomorrow.” “I will start eating healthily tomorrow”. “I will ring my family tomorrow”. These are phrases I have heard so many times, and sometimes I wondered how many times these people follow through.
STOP. Break this habit right now! If you want to make a change, do it. If you want to do something, do it. Stop waiting it out. There is no such thing as a perfect moment, you take the moment and make it perfect.
Happiness is all over social media at the minute. It seems to be a trend rather than a lifestyle. Happy people will know that happiness does not come from waiting for things to happen.
You have to learn to make the most of your life. Look around you and appreciate the little things. I have a daily routine which I follow to the best of my ability, otherwise my life would have no structure and I wouldn’t get things done. However, I am not bored or unhappy. Instead, I love each day. I have learnt to really embrace the little moments. If you enjoy multiple smaller parts of your day, you will feel happiness. Waking up in the morning, I generally think about how great life is before I get up.
Find your Happy Everyday
If you don’t really stay present in each moment, life will pass you by. There are so many things you may find yourself doing on autopilot. Try your best to bring your awareness to each moment and make the most of every passing minute.
Here are a few things which I do almost daily but I find enjoyment in, leading to overall happiness. These may help inspire you too and give you and idea of how to use this positive mindset:
My bowl of porridge in the morning – I honestly cannot express my love for porridge, I top mine with loads of fruit and cinnamon, I also love knowing it is full of nutrients
Putting my make-up on – I like to get up and ready for the day, even if I am not really doing much. I love applying my make-up, I find it so cathartic, it also boosts my productivity
Chocolate – if you know me you will know chocolate is my weakness. I try so hard not to eat it everyday, but sometimes I will have just one square and cherish every moment of it
Afternoon cup of tea – for me, I prefer this to the morning one. It is a nice mid-afternoon treat, and well, I just love tea.
I realise three of these are food based, which clearly shows I am a food lover. That is another thing which amounts to my happiness, good food.
Find what drives you, embrace the monotonous tasks we have to face and learn to be happy.
I hope this post inspired you today. As always, leave your comments and I would love to hear what makes you happy.