What is happiness?
Is it as simple as Webster’s definition?:
1a : a state of well-being and contentment : joy.
Sure, but how do we achieve it? Once we have it, how do we maintain it?
It is a common mindset to think we are just missing that one elusive thing.
“If I just had my soul mate, I’d be happy”
“If I just had more money, I’d be happy”
“If I was skinnier, I’d be happy”
I feel it is misguided to wait for happiness to happen to us. Happiness is something we create not something we find. If that one elusive thing you have been dreaming of finally happened for you, you might be surprised to find that you still aren’t truly happy.
So, how do we achieve true happiness? I’m going to make this series all about the area of life we need to focus on in order to create our own personal happiness. I won’t be talking about how to find your one true love or how to lose forty pounds, those are band aids not a path to true happiness. This series is about creating and maintaining true, life long, happiness through attainable mindset and life style changes.