This quote moved me… Sometimes you have to listen to that little voice on the inside. It is easy in this world we live in to concentrate on our exterior, making sure it looks real good to everyone. Giving the illusion that everything is okay, when it is crumbling apart on the inside.
Life is full of ups and downs. The daily comings and goings can take its toll on the best of us. Sometimes I feel bad for feeling down when in the big scheme of things, my disappointments are not that serious, compared to some. For example a few days ago a Facebook friend shared that their 7 week old baby suddenly passed away, although I have never met this person I was instantly sad at the thought of losing a baby. My issue of the day quickly disappeared.
We are responsible for our own happiness. I know that is easier said than done. The truth is I have my down days too, sometimes more often than I’d like to admit, but I also have some tactics to help navigate those times as well.
My recipe for happiness.
1.Surround yourself with positivity.
2.Wake up and embrace the day, leaving yesterday in the past.
3.Unfriend, unfollow, hang up on, negativity.
4.Accept people for who they are…and limit the interaction with those that do not have your best interest. see #3
5.Yoga- for me my practice helps me to stay grounded…find something that works for you.
6.Laughing even when you should not be…
7.Go out and find your joy.
8.Spend time with your loved one- or someone that makes you feel special.
9.Have people in your life, that will accept you for you- the ones you can be your authentic self- no faking the funk.
10.Indulge in something decadent- occasionally – don’t be that person that can never let loose…the ones that are always uptight because they are concentrating on the exterior a little to much.
What is your recipe for happiness? I’d love to know…