What if I told you that one rule, one mantra for your life, could be the key to happiness?
Yet, sometimes the most challenging week can bring the best lessons. It’s easy to feel happiness when you just got a promotion, are planning a new trip or started a new job. It’s in the quiet pockets of your life, and even when life throws you a curve ball and knocks you off your feet, that it’s important to know how to tap into peace and happiness.
This train of thought started after an extremely difficult week. Everything hit me at once, from physical problems that kept me in bed for days to emotional stress that left my head reeling. Honestly, it knocked me out for a couple days.
So I went back to the basics. I did the things that I know I love, that help reset my mood. I had breakfast filled with my favorite foods. I watched my favorite movie. I went to the beach and just watched the waves. I read a good book.
For the entire day, I was my own source of happiness.
This sounds simple, but it’s harder than you think. Even just a year ago, I wasn’t in-tune with myself, and couldn’t have pulled together the perfect day so easily. I let stress pull me in too deep, and didn’t take the time to ground myself in goodness.
Even the most flourishing, successful people face challenges. There is a reason that money & fame aren’t the keys to happiness. At the end of the day, authenticity and knowing your true sources of energy is the most important thing. There is always that little voice inside you that whispers what you need, but we just have to take the time to listen.
Petite Power meditation: “She’s learned how to be her own sun.” Shonda Rhimes