Has happiness gotten away from you? Are you seeking a life full of joy and happiness but finding only emptiness in your search? When was the last time you actually experienced real joy? Do you even remember? One of the greatest challenges in life is in balancing responsibilities with actual needs. Each of us is responsible for making sure we take care of our careers and home but what about meeting our own life needs? Most of us choose to keep plugging away at what we believe will ultimately make us happy but in reality, is only keeping us bound to an existence that just doesn’t work any more. Do you ever feel this way? I know I have and I can tell you with an assured confidence that you must never ever give up on you. Believe a life of happiness is possible and you can bring joy into reality sooner rather than later and actually live life to the fullest.
Moving into a place of joy is a process and is quite attainable with the right tools. Starting next week, I am going to be part of an event, an online expo called ‘Be Free, Be Happy’, hosted by Sheri Kaye Hoffe. It is free and all you have to do is listen in and apply the many lessons that 24+ experts will share during the expo. Sheri knows what it takes to go from tragedy to triumph as she discovered her brother after his suicide death as a teenager and, then, struggled for years with her own overwhelming sadness and depression. Eventually, she found her way back to both success and joy. You too can be joyous and happy again. Happiness is a choice and requires creating change. You can start by not being so hard on yourself and choosing to avoid those actions simply work against your best interest.
In addition to attending the expo, I also have a list of the top six ways that can help you in making the shift toward a happier you. Begin by…
1. Stop blaming others.
Everyone make mistakes. Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others is empowering. Focus on doing things better. When you get better, or improve on what you do you get happier.
2. Be You.
Stop trying to impress others. Simply be yourself in a sincere open manner while allowing others to see just how beautiful you are. Whether it’s in your personal or professional relationships, be yourself. Only participate in those sincere and honest relationships where you can be yourself and only engage with others who make you a happier person.
3. Listen and ask questions.
Do you want people to like you? If you focus, ask questions and really listen to what others say then you will immediately create a lasting bond. Others will appreciate it, and you’ll feel good from head to toe.
4. Stop complaining.
Watch you words for they are truly powerful. Complaining about your problems makes you feel worse, not better. Spend your time improving the situation. When you do, you will be happier and those around you will be forever grateful for your efforts.
5. Let go of the past – Forgive yourself.
The past has impact by teaching you valuable lessons. Learn from these mistakes and move on. Forgive yourself, let it go and embrace the next lesson when it arrives. You will feel better and your life will become a reflection of your inner growth.
6. Have less Fear.
Everybody has fear. It’s easy to sit in fear and procrastinate. By allowing time to pass by doing nothing you are only avoiding what will eventually become your reality. Stop waiting and take action. All you have to do is start. Take the first step, feel the fear and do it anyway. You can do anything that you put your mind to.
It is my hope that you take these tips and put them into action. You really can make a shift today by deciding to be happy. Use the six steps above and you will be well on your way to smiling more and experiencing the joy that life has to offer. Be kind to yourself because you truly do matter. Remember too that the expo is free and to join in on this special event which was especially designed for those achievers, doers, & happiness seekers who want to live lives of freedom, passion, meaning, and success. It will be great seeing you there! Go ahead and save your spot while also creating an excellent day! ~Bonnie
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