The number ONE thing I learned in 2017, is how to be joyful. Truly filled with joy.
I know what you’re thinking, and no this is not another follow these steps to be happier blog post.
We all are searching for a happier and more fulfilling life. But we are looking in all the wrong places.
We have to look with in ourselves, because at the end of the day only YOU can make YOU happy. Truly happy.
We are a quarter into 2018. How was the first three months? I hear the first three months are hardest, because a lot of what you hoped for the new year kind of falls through the cracks. Well, here is some reassurance; it is NEVER too late to be happy, or to pursue your dreams or goals in life. When I think of the new year I think of everything I am going to learn. And I look forward to that.
April starts a new quarter, (there are four in the year; January-March, April-June, July-September, and October-December). That is the way I like to break down goals and reflect.
For me the first quarter was magnificent. I am at the happiest I have ever been. My mind changed. I learned to love, truly, love myself and accept all of my flaws. THAT leads to total happiness and joy.
We tend to get caught up on things and people. Thinking to ourselves “maybe if I get one more friend I will be happier” or ” Maybe if I date this person I will be happier”. And though people may play a role in our happiness they can only do so if we ourselves are already happy.
That’s the message, no one can love you if you don’t love yourself. No one can help you if you don’t help yourself. No one can make you happy if you aren’t already happy. Putting so much responsibility on things you do not have control over can only hurt you in the end.
Start by reevaluating your life, what makes you happy.
Create words of affirmation and put them by you mirror so everyday when you look at yourself they are there.
Remember that YOU ARE THE BOMB period the end.