This is the thing … we are not hard-wired to be happy all the time. Sometimes we are just living, sometimes we are struggling to figure stuff out, like money or life, neither of which is conducive to full-time happiness, but here’s the thing … we can find happiness if we look for it.
Looking for Happiness. Sometimes this can just be as simple as changing the channel … and I don’t mean of the TV variety … I mean the channel that your energy is vibrating on. I mean the mood that you are cultivating because someone cut you off as you were driving the kids to school today. I mean, taking a potentially I’m-going-to-be-shitty-all-day experience and changing it to something that is more in line with who you are going to be.
This morning I got a grumpy text from my hubby about a minor problem that was weighing on his mind, and that had been misguided and misunderstood. It felt like he’d driven a truck into me. I responded with a phone call, and it was quickly sorted, but I felt really tempted to stay grumpy about this all day, just because I could and I was justified in feeling this way. Recognising that my thoughts were headed down a bumpy road, I pulled myself up and changed my frequency. How do you do that?
I went and picked up some fruit and vegetables from the supermarket, I saved $18.52 through the specials, and I chose to be really thankful about that . I went to the local sports shop and bought my sons birthday present, some new soccer boots, which I was expecting to be quite expensive, but instead only paid $50 for them, a bargain, that I decided to be really grateful for. My third stop of the morning was into the bookshop where I grabbed a birthday present for my nephew, and a filler present for a birthday coming up later in the year, I also noticed that all books were 25% off, and a book I had been meaning to buy for a while was suddenly $10 cheaper, and that too made it into my bag. The thing is, I actively participated in what I was involved with while I did my jobs this morning, I didn’t get stuck in my head going over and over the conversation and experience. I refused to buy into the story, and I was grateful for the savings that I made and thankful that I had found everything that I needed.
By the time I was back in the car, my mood was different. I had changed the channel. Was vibrating on a different frequency, and was happier. By looking for the Happiness in my everyday, and not focusing on the negative, I had actually found my Happiness this morning. And it’s now grown again, because I have used my mornings experience to give a really good example in this blog of how to change things up. Happiness is contagious and it grows when you focus on looking for it!