Making Happiness a Priority

If you are unhappy, do something about it.  Nothing is worth being unhappy for.  In fact, my favorite quote is “Life’s too short to be anything but happy.”

Take the time to determine what things make you the most happy in life and set out planning a life you enjoy.  One you don’t need a vacation from.  If your job makes you miserable, find a new job.  If you’re unhappy in your relationship, try your best to work on things, and if at the end of the day certain issues are unfixable for what ever the reason – Take stock of things and determine whether or not staying in an unhappy relationship is in your best interest.  In any of your relationships, be they romantic, friendship, familial, etc…, the single most important factor is whether or not you leave feeling happier after you spend time with that person.  Do you genuinely enjoy their company?

The energy you put out there is what you attract.  And in a similar vein, if you are spending time with negative people, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, make sure to make your health and happiness a priority.  We all have certain situations or people we may not enjoy being around, that is life, do your best to recognize this and limit your time with these people if possible.

As someone who is a happy, optimistic person, I am often left feeling drained when I am around negative people for too long.  With clients, I know how to manage this.  In fact, it is part of the reason they are in your office and is something they are usually willing to work on.  That is something to be commended.  Having the foresight to know that you are struggling with a certain issue and to be actively taking steps to change it.

If someone is treating you badly, it is simply a reflection of how they feel inwardly.  It is up to you to choose how you handle it.

And remember, it is often those who are the most difficult to love that need it the most.

So for today, take the time to do something that makes you happy.  Whether it be a walk in nature, reading, or drinking a hot chocolate.  Take time to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and appreciate the good things in your life.  There is always, always, always something to be grateful for. ❤