This month of May has been quite eventful, well at least for me. So many things have happened that it has become increasingly difficult for me to keep track of it all without bursting. And as expected it has brought with it some lessons. If I have learnt one thing though throughout this ‘phase’ of my life is that nothing is far more important than your happiness. I have learnt not to sacrifice my happiness for any other thing.
It is sad to see that young people between the ages of 18-35 are quite unhappy. The unhappiness can span from a range of employment to finance to career choice and the most confusing one, love. It is as if our generation has sacrificed happiness for modern technology. Which in the end only provides superficial happiness at its best.
What I’ve learned to do is ‘stop and smell the roses’. Well, not literally roses because, A: I do not have a garden and B: I do not particularly love roses. The point i’m trying to drive at however is this, appreciate the seemingly little things in your life. Indulge in yourself sometimes. Buy that red lipstick or the sunglasses you’ve always admired. Go out and try that new restaurant you’ve always eyed on your way home. Take that vacation, buy a book and read or go out with friends and relax.
In short, try as best as possible to create your own happiness. The situations surrounding us might not always be favorable. In fact, it hardly ever is. However, that doesn’t mean we should resign our lives to being miserable. Life is short. Before we realize it, we are either too old or worse case, dead. Remember happiness spurs productivity and creativity.
So, choose happiness. Learn to find the good in whatever situation, and if you can’t, do not dwell on what you cannot change. Your happiness infects others and has the power to make the world a better place.
Have a lovely week xoxo…..