There is always going to be something that you can be unhappy about. However, on the flip side there is always going to be the option to just be happy.
I’ll be happy when I lose 5 lbs
I’ll be happy when I get a new job
I’ll be happy when I make more money
I’ll be happy when I’m on vacation
Why can’t “when” be now?
The only thing that is stopping you from being happy right NOW is you. The second you really accept that, believe it, and become aware of it you will be set free from the confines of unhappy, sad, angry, frustrated, and all the other things we want to do without.
I recently had a conversation with my friend Melanie Barnshaw and she told me she couldn’t understand how people don’t ensure they have some time in the morning to be alone and present with themselves. She said “I couldn’t function without that time.”
I thought about this for a second and realized that we don’t know better. If you have never felt what a perfect, productive, and invigorating day feels like you don’t know what you are missing. But once you have consciously decided to be happy and because of that choice have a day where you are in a state of flow, nothing can go wrong, and you just can’t help but smile, you cannot un-feel it.
If you are unhappy right now do something different. You cannot keep living the same way expecting a different result. Wake up earlier, read more, meditate, journal, sing, take up a new hobby, volunteer, call an old friend. If it doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable, you’re not doing it right.
You can be happy TODAY!! Turn that fear into excitement and choose happiness.
For those that think you just don’t have the time to be happy I would recommend reading or listening this book: The Perfect Day Formula – Craig Ballantyne