I love reading. I start every morning diving into a book. I love waking up before the sunrise. I love being the first one in the office. I love watching one episode, of whatever my girlfriend is in the mood for, before bed. I love going to the gym. I love meal prepping. I love getting monthly massages. I love hanging out with my best friends. I love hand-written notes.
So many little things in life make me genuinely happy. I know when I wake up early and make time to read before I have to be an “adult”, I’m setting myself up for a great day. I know that if I go to the gym after work I am going to come home feeling accomplished. All of the things that make me a happy person, I do on a daily basis.
So here’s my question for this week’s blog:
What makes you happy? What truly brings you happiness?
What relationships/friendships bring you joy? What daily activities add to your happiness? Think about those things right now.
Now think about how often you are participating in activities that make you happy. Do you incorporate happy things into your daily life?
No? Well, why not?
When it comes to happiness most people know exactly what makes them happy. You ask someone what makes them happy and a thought comes to mind…a person, place, or thing.
If you were to ask someone why they don’t do those “happy” things every day, the most common excuse is “I don’t have time..”
Well, make time. Your happiness is important. Every day there are things being thrown at you that are meant to bring you down. Find time to do the things that bring you up. Find 15-20 minutes to read. Find 30 minutes to stretch and meditate. Find the time to cook a homemade meal.
You don’t have to check off every happy activity in a day, but you should aim to do at least 2-3. Think of the smallest things that make you happy. Little wins make a big win.
When you zoom out, the things that make us most happy typically take 30-60 minutes. With 24 hours in a day there is plenty of time, to make time.
Go be happy.