Last week, after launching my #midweekQnA, I had a wonderful conversation with a very special person who said; “You seem to be always happy, is this true?” – I looked her dead in the eye and said ‘Yes!’ Want to know how?...
I had anxiety for as long as I can remember. Anxiety where I would feel like my heart was about to explode with worry, hot flushes where I would feel like I was about to burst into flames, endless nights of no sleep, days where I couldn’t function and times where I would think ‘what is the point?!’. A few years ago, I was at my lowest of low but no one would ever know because I became so good as masking it. There were days where I would just sit on the sofa and do nothing and I mean nothing. I didn’t even have the energy to think never mind move. One day I decided that I could either continue on this destructive path or I could take bloody action to be the best version of myself that I could be… and that is exactly what I did.
When my alarm wakes me up in the morning at 7:11am, my first thought is ‘NOOOOOO!’ and my second thought is ‘HOW WOULD I LIKE TO FEEL TODAY?’ My whole life I have always been a night owl. I could stay awake all night long and have no problem with it until the alarm went off the next day. 😊 It wasn’t until I started deciding what day I would like to have that I actually became somewhat of a morning person.
So, to answer your question; Yes, I am always happy because I CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY. Now don’t get me wrong, I do have my ‘wobble’ moments with external factors that can cause a shift in my happiness however It is then that I decide what I can do to make those external factors in to a positive attribute in my life.
Happiness is a choice. Happiness is a choice that requires a lot of energy at times but it can only come from you. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No one will make you happy until you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you, it will only come FROM YOU.
- Define what it feels like for you to be the happiest version of yourself
- Decide each and every morning what mood you will be in for the day ahead – do this before you set foot outside of the bed
- If something irritates you or sends you into a tizzy, ask yourself what you can do to solve the situation and state 3 positive ways that it can enhance your life
- Once again, decide how you would like to feel
If you have any questions that you would like me to cover next Wednesday for #midweekQnA please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Remember, happiness is a choice – do you choose to be happy?