It’s estimates that around 70% of people are not actually that happy with their lives – so don’t feel guilty or ashamed if you’re one of them right now.
In this ever-changing, constantly challenging life it’s no surprise if you have moments where you are struggling to juggle all of the demands being placed on you AND actually enjoy the process at the same time.
But, what if the key to a happy life is not waiting for big events to happen, not waiting for the storm to pass or for the chaos to settle, not waiting for that next big holiday or ‘oh just when….this happens’.
If you’re not feeling blissful with your life right now perhaps consider whether you’re falling into the happiness trap? Are you thinking you need certain things in our life in order to be happy. ‘I just need a bigger house, or a new car, or a beach holiday – and then I’ll be happy.’ But the thing is, if you need a vacation to be happy, you’re in trouble. Although a beach holiday is certainly a wonderful thing, it can never bring you lasting happiness – because what about the rest of the year?
It is in our everyday life that we need to find joy – so here are five simple steps that will help you do just that:
- Start prioritising your happiness
- Appreciate the little things
- Laugh more
- Surround yourself with positive people
- Find something good in every situation
Let’s start finding joy in the everyday things, the small things that maybe we take for granted, the gorgeous moments that actually happen every single day but maybe we’re missing them.