How to be happy…
I’ve got the secret, right here.
Ok that’s a big fib. I don’t.
What I do have is the ability to remain cheery and ultimately happy whatever is thrown at me.
3 years ago I wasn’t happy. Ever, even in the happiest of times, I was miserable.
I had Post-natal depression but that wasn’t all of it, I also had a chip on my shoulder and a negative viewpoint to boot. I had been an angry person for so long and I was tired of it. I’d caused rows and started arguments for no reason, I’d upset people and hurt people and I felt no guilt.
In short, I was pretty awful.
When I was in the throws of depression and the self-loathing that comes with it I saw how damaging my thought processes really were.
So I made a pact with myself that I’m pretty pleased to say I have stuck to as best I can. I really embraced changing for the better. I knew it wasn’t going to happen overnight and at times I would struggle, but being a kinder, happier, more positive person mattered to me and I knew I had to do it.
I hope I can share with you some of the things that helped me achieve this new found happiness. If you are struggling to find joy in life then I am not an expert and I am not a miracle worker, but I have found that joy so I hope in some way I can guide you.
I have lots I want to talk about but today I’m going to start with the most simple way to boost your mood so you can instantly put it into practice and hopefully feel the benefit.
I once read the key to a happy life isn’t the big things, its not saving all year for a holiday or splashing out on a fancy car. It’s the little things, the things we barely notice. A steady stream of positivity makes for a very happy and satisfying life.
I have lots of ways to cheer myself along if I’m feeling low, but without doubt sitting down with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoying every sip is my go-to, time and time again. I like to sit in silence or if I have the children around just watching them play or potter around has a calming affect on me. Switch off all distractions and just BE for a few minutes. Focus on everything you see, hear, smell and you will feel yourself returning to the moment and worries should go to the back of your mind.
This might seem like a lot of mumbo jumbo but I promise you it works. Whenever you feel overwhelmed or anxious, angry or fearful, taking the time to bring yourself to an even keel works wonders.
We can be our own worst enemies and torture ourselves worrying about things that might not ever even happen.
Let me know if you feel this could work for you, or do you have other ways of fighting the blues? I’d love to hear them.