FIND YOUR HAPPY
What makes you happy?! Really. I encourage you to stop for just a minute and think of a few things that truly make you happy.
…Done? For everyone it will be different. It might be your family, puppies, a fresh margarita, a moment to yourself, your food getting delivered to you at a restaurant, vacation, laughs with friends, seeing the results of your hard work, a good book or show... It could be a million different things, but when it comes to yours, how often are you participating in things that make you happy?
Of course, there are things in our lives that effect our happiness which are out of our control. Unfortunate circumstances that happen or develop and we are forced to do our best to live through them and the feelings they trigger. As important as happiness is, it’s also important not to feel pressured to be happy all of the time. If you’re going through a challenging time, allow yourself to be there – just don’t stay there forever.
Regardless of your current situation, there are some areas of your life in which you do have the power to grow and transform to create more happiness and contentment for yourself.
Health and Wellness
How are you feeling in your body – both physically and mentally? Are you drained most of the time or energized? Do you wake up and/or go to bed each day sore? Caring for your body might not seem like the first thing that comes to mind when pursuing happiness, but the nutrition you eat, movement you get and your hydration level absolutely influence your mood. Your physical health is directly connected to your mental wellbeing and all other aspects of your wellness. It’s a great place to start if you’re feeling stuck in a rut. Start small – set a water goal, add supplements… baby steps!
We hear it often, but I don’t feel like we talk about it enough. Most of the time it seems like more of a catch phrase or an aspiration than an actual conversation. So, let’s talk about it! Work is meant to support our life, right? Not take over our life! Though there is great value in hard work and the willingness to do so, there should also be space for your life outside of work. And there are MANY ways to achieve a healthy balance between work and play. It’s just as important to slow down so that you can take in the good moments and really appreciate the things that make you happy and feed your soul. If you’d like to hear more about my story and journey to a healthier work/life balance, feel free to reach out and I’d love to talk about that and share my experience with you!
Career & Purpose
Speaking of your work… are you feeling purpose in what you do? Are you passionate about your work? Whether your work is in an office, hustling on your laptop, being a mom, homemaker, or a cause you are involved in, your work is a huge part of your life. So, make your purpose something you feel passionate about! It’s never too late to switch things up, and the options are truly ENDLESS. Find something you love, that challenges you and makes you feel proud.
The state and quality of your relationships has a great effect on your happiness. Consider how are the relationships in your life? Are you fueling a relationship or relationships that fail to fuel you? Consider where you are exerting your energy and whether it is paying off for your happiness.
As some of you might know, my family and I have recently decided to transplant from our current home in Oregon to our new home in Texas! There were many reasons for this move, but one of them involves the community we have found during our visits there. For us, our community is THAT important to our happiness. Now, I realize that finding community doesn’t commonly include a move across the country, nor does it have to – we’re just kind of extra like that ;). However, community can be found in many ways, especially with today’s technology. So, I highly encourage you to get out there and find your peeps!
Lucie Mitchell, CTNC
Fierce and Beautiful Wellness
This blog post is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical, mental health or healthcare advice. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition.