Do you ever wonder why some people are so damn happy all the time and no matter what you do you just can’t seem to achieve that feeling? You’re successful, you’re in great shape, you have a great significant other, life is going great but you’re still miserable inside. How can this be? How can this other person be so happy and always love life when they don’t have that much going for them and you have everything yet here you are hating every second of it.
From what I’ve been practicing and reading a lot about lately is it comes down to mind set. Your mind is one of the most powerful parts of your body. It can completely change your life if you can just tap into it and use it to your advantage. Things will never make you happy, well they may for a few hours or weeks but then you will be back searching for the next thing to make you happy again. It becomes a vicious never ending cycle till your house looks like the ones on that TV show Hoarders. Maybe it will never be that bad but you get the idea. You’re basically just masking your happiness with objects and stuff that takes your mind off the present for a little while but then it’s back to reality and your start over.
This can happen with anything in life. It could be a job or career, or getting the body you want only to find out all that hard work, eating egg whites and plain chicken all day didn’t make you any less miserable. How could this be you have 4% body fat and you can see your bicep veins, and anyone who workout knows how awesome a bicep vein is. The chicks should be lining up to take you on a date (and pay for it too) that’s how damn good you look.
But the reality is it doesn’t matter how much body fat you have or how successful you are (unless you’re a billionaire) people will not want to be around you if your miserable and not fun to be around. I am not saying don’t chase goals and work your ass off to get what you want and be successful. But remember it won’t change your outlook on life and make you happy.
My advice if you care to know is learn to appreciate things more. Take the time to say thank you to people. Start a gratitude journal and make a habit to write in it every day. You will be surprised how these small little habits can change your outlook on life and maybe make you happy with what you have and not focus on the things you don’t have. I am not saying I am an expert, I’m on a journey myself and trying to better myself every day. I try to create small habits and only add one at a time so it’s manageable and I stick with it. Give it a shot! What do you have to lose besides being miserable!
If you have any questions drop a comment below and I’ll answer it to the best of my abilities.