Have you ever sat down with a pen and paper and asked yourself “What really makes me happy?” When no one is watching, when no one is even present, what do you like to do that truly makes you happy?
Think about it. We get so boggled down in this crazy world with everything that is going on around us, with what other people like to do, with what we think other people like us to do, that we often forget what truly makes us happy. Stop scrolling down your Instragram news feed and getting sucked into other people’s lives and how they “appear” to be having an amazing time (not throwing any shade, we have all done it.)
As you can see, I’ve been extremely busy to say the least. I can say that I LOVE my new job and that it indeed makes me happy, BUT I can also tell you that unfortunately I have been neglecting the other things in life that made me happy way before this new chapter in my life.
This is where I had to press the PAUSE button.
So this is what I did next… I sat down and I thought about ME and what makes ME happy. Now once I finished this list, I had to understand that everything I may have written down may not be so GOOD for me, so this is when I had to be extremely real with myself. I had to recognize the good things in my life that made me happy and to forget the bad.
I decided to now make time for these good things in my life (i.e. friends, family, BRItime, my secret passions, healthy routines, etc.). I came to the realization that the one person standing in the way of my happiness was ME! Wow, that’s crazy huh? Are you the one person standing in the way of YOUR happiness? It’s your turn to make a list. Be real with yourself, be hard on yourself and be HONEST with yourself!
We all have dreams. We all can see where we want to be in life…but what are we doing about it? All I know is that I am no longer placing these things in the backseat. Goodbye regret, Hello happiness.
Let’s be happy by doing what makes us happy. 🙂