If you believe happiness is elusive, then it certainly will evade you! The good news however is if you want to find and feel more joy and happiness ,in your daily life there is much you can do.
I believe this deeply because I’ve experienced it.
My new book, The Joy Guide: Finding Your Joy In A World of Crap, was created to help you find and connect with your joy. Here’s a short excerpt from the book:
Chapter 2: Make the Choice
Whatever crap is going on or has gone on in your life, right now the only thing you can control is whether you let that crap steal your joy, or you don’t.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The first one here is to choose joy. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to get there. All the obstacles that might be standing in the way don’t matter either. Decide what you want. Not because it’s what you “should” do or someone is pressuring you to do it, but because in your heart it’s what you truly want.
This book is about finding your joy. It’s not lost, I promise. It’s inside you, just waiting to be let out of whatever cage you’ve locked it into. Some of you have not only sealed it away, you’ve buried it deep in the earth, poured concrete over it and parked a semitrailer on top to make sure it will never escape. For others you let it out of the cage sometimes, but you can’t quite figure out how to fully release it for good.
That begins to change today.
Chapter 5: Feel Better Now!
One of the most valuable lessons I learned through the painful trials of my life is that the time to be happy (and live our true purpose) is now. It cannot wait until we are skinnier, richer, or loved by another.
It means if you want to be living the best life you can imagine, you’ll need to stop making excuses and start getting into the habit of living that life, right now. Otherwise, you’ll stay behind the curve. Even if your conditions improve, you’ll still be stuck in your comfort zone.
But, don’t let the word “comfort” fool you. For so many this is a place racked with pain and grief. Daily stress, living in a constant state of reaction, never taking care of ourselves or having enough money, not being able to remember the last time we belly-laughed… This becomes the norm. What we’re used to. Our “comfort zone”—even though it sucks.
To improve our current conditions, we must increase the happiness we allow into our lives. Ever heard of someone winning the lottery? Sure, they have some fun for a while. But then they end up right back where they started and maybe even worse off financially. That’s because they didn’t up-level their comfort zone, create new, healthy habits, or change their core belief system. They made bad decisions, sometimes on a subconscious level, which put them right back to where they started because that’s where they believed they should be.
To make better choices for our lives, it’s important to expand our joy, change our core beliefs, and stop buying into the lies or we’ll wind up right back where we started—back in the old comfort zone of never having enough, surviving each day, and wondering what’s the point.
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Download the first five chapters of The Joy Guide: Finding Your Joy In A World Of Crap totally free today, and let that joy loose baby!