Are you searching for lasting happiness in your relationships, job, friends, or family? Those should all be places you are able to find happiness. However, none of those should looked to as the source of your happiness. You see, happiness starts within. The only way to ensure you will walk into a happy environment, is if you bring the happiness with you…and maintain it.
I know, easier said than done, right? What if I told you that finding happiness within is simpler than you think? Happiness can be found, even amid health and socioeconomic pandemics, for free at home! Not only is it possible, but it’s your responsibility to ensure your happiness. (Harsh? Sorry, not sorry). Once you understand that it’s your responsibility to (1st) decide to be happy and (2nd) to do the things that make you happy then your happiness is only 3 steps away.
How to Have more happiness within
and maintain it.
Step 1: Consider why you need to increase and maintain happiness within. In the moments you need it the most, this will enable you to remind yourself of why you need to love on yourself.
Step 2: Write down what makes you happy. Think about whether you have been catering to your own happiness. Are you suppressing the things that would truly make you happy? Are you doing what fulfills you? List as many items as you can think of. Can they be done at home? Are they free?
Pro tip: Try to think of what makes you happy without in itself being overly tedious.
Here’s a few examples:
In today’s fast-paced, chaotic times it’s easy to get lost in the overwhelming media reports, inaccurate information, fluctuating emotions, and overall uncertainty. Fueling yourself with unchanging truth is a great way to combat the chaos and maintain a source of joy.
“My words are always true and always here with you. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:34 VOICE
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Learn how to do something you’ve always wanted to. The greatest sense of happiness comes with fulfilling your purpose. Take time to seek your purpose and hone the skills to serve in it.
Practice a talent
You have talents and gifts that are unique to you. Not only can expressing them bring you happiness but bring happiness to those around you as well. Now’s the time to stop suppressing your gifts and talents. Let your light shine!
“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 KJV
Step 3: Get Started! Choose what days of the week you will put time aside to do activities from your list.