Find Your Happy
Are you happy, happy?
Are you really happy with where you in life? If not, what are you doing to bring forth happiness? Do you realize that you possess everything within to live a happy life? While it may be 6 months until 2020, it is imperative that you focus all of your energy on closing out 2019 with a bang. And that means being internally happy. I was recently speaking with a friend who literally hates her job and she hates her life. Over the last few months, she has been struggling not only financially but internally as well. She lost her true happiness when she quit one job that was providing an excellent source of income; only to settle for a mediocre position with another company. The true essence of who she is was lost. Fully allowing her the safe space to vent, I interrupted her and told her it would not matter if she was making $150,000 annually, she would still be unhappy because she has lost her internal happiness. To me, internal happiness is joy that radiates deep within so strongly that it can be seen and felt externally. When you have joy, you realize that your happiness is not tied to a person, place, or thing. To often people attempt to find happiness in material things or an individual who really could care less about them. Then once they lose possession over the materialistic thing or the person decides to leave their life, so does their own happiness. I will be the first to admit that I, too, have struggled with balancing my inner happiness (joy) and protecting it. There were times when I would have to encourage myself and push myself out of my own pity party. I had to quickly realize that I am the only one responsible for my internal happiness (joy). It is not the responsibility of anyone to ensure that I am internally happy. I encourage you to take a hard look in the mirror and ask yourself what really makes you happy? What brings you joy? What are you doing to protect it? Once you discover that, then activate your happiness to its full extent. Your life is depending on you to be happy.