29 Mar Happiness in Every Day
I am naturally an optimistic person. Sometimes my family calls me Pollyanna because I see the positive.
Yet recently that hasn’t been the case, I am quicker at finding the negative in the situation rather than the positive. When I am on this train of thought it can spiral out of control and all I want to do is sit down and cry feeling depressed , overwhelmed, frustrated and losing of hope.
The thing is I don’t want to be that way. I want to be optimistic and positive; choosing to see the good. We have the power to see the good in our day or just write it off as a disappointment. We choose.
Therefore #happinesschallenge tip: Write down all the good things that happened in your day from the small to the big and everything in between.
This is not about trying to balance the scales or ignoring your emotions; because being happy all the time is unrealistic. This is to help you and I gain some prospective; to remind us that life is good and beautiful despite the challenges we face.
I needed to be reminded of the challenge I set myself: that I need to continue finding happiness in the current situation in spite of the circumstances that hurt and bring me to tears sometimes. I know Jesus has not forgotten me; that He loves me despite my brokenness and that He is with me always.
Proverbs 15:13 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
So how do we have happiness in every day? I am definitely no expert and I struggle with this. But as I was thinking about this inspiration came from my birthday and going in the truck with Dad to deliver hay.
Embrace the day: When I wake up for my birthday I am so excited for what the day will hold.
Jam – pack your day full of joy: I want to make happy memories for my birthday so I intentionally go about putting as many things into the day that makes my heart sing with happiness.
Don’t let the challenges steal your joy: I am going to keep my happiness going throughout the day choosing not to dwell on things that could get me down.
Take time out from your worries: When I was riding in the truck I forgot the struggles for a while and simply enjoyed the moment.
Let go of the negativity: I didn’t let guilt or self – judgement into the experience.
This blog post is not about ignoring your emotions – no one is happy 100% of the time; but I do want to encourage you and I included, to find happiness in our day to day lives no matter the challenges.
Love to you!