A special thank you to my Yogi Tea bag message for adding inspiration on today’s thoughts about *Happiness*
“Without realizing who you are, happiness cannot come to you.”
Start to reflect on where you stand at this very moment. How is your quality of life? Do you feel like it’s exciting and ever-changing? Is it routine and dull? When was the last time you truly felt happy or shared happiness?
Often we stand in our own way by living a life full of unhealthy surroundings. These can come in the form of environment, food, job, relationships, and denial of physical health to name a few. Granted, we can’t change it all, especially not overnight, but we can start this conversation with ourselves by asking: what can I do now to start living the healthy and happy life I want? (Channeling my inner Richard Simmons right now!)
Jokes aside, life really is all about choices. We choose to be happy and we choose to be healthy and believe it or not, it is VERY possible to break habitual patterns. Easier said than done? Yes, of course! BUT through taking time to see yourself where you’re at right now will only help you to seek the correct answers to improve your health and quality of life. With motivation and determination and above all self-love, anything is possible.
Physical health: Rate your physical health. Are you getting regular check ups and screenings? Is there an ache or pain that has been there for so long that you have forgotten about it because it’s a part of you now? Do you feel like you’re self-aware?
Emotional health: How do you feel about going to work, school, family, partners, pets, politics (uh oh- don’t want to open a can of worms here!), finances, and/or friendships? What are you most happy with? What have you been dreaming of changing?
Spiritual health: Do you have a belief system, spiritual practice, support group, guides or mentors that are part of your current life and fulfill your needs?
These are just questions to get your wheels spinning. By no means are any of the components of health and happiness limited to these thoughts. Please feel free to share your thoughts either here or through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your comments will determine the direction of my next post on ways we can start to incorporate more happiness and health in our lives!
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