I’ve got to be honest, I’m not always feeling happy and in a good mood. Who is? When you see me I’m probably in a good mood because coaching people gives me great joy and puts me in a good mood. But having a disagreement with my husband or feeling like I don’t have enough time to do everything I need to do makes me feel stressed.
People who are interested in becoming happier share one thing in common. They all believe it’s possible to be happier. We’re all in different places when it comes to being happy. What works for someone else might not work for you.
One tricky thing about happiness is that you can’t always wait until the future to be it or experience it.
Something to keep in mind. . .If you’re not feeling happy or in a good mood you can still be your best self.
You can still be kind and loving to your children. You can still say thank you to the person who makes your coffee at Starbucks or hold the door for the person behind you.
It’s kind of ironic because if you’re not in a good mood and you reach out to do something kind for someone else, it makes you feel happy and in a better mood.
Another way to bring joy into the moment is to reconnect with a happy moment from your past. Thinking about something that made you happy in the past can bring you happiness into the present.
I wanted to share a story from a couple of weeks ago. I was teaching a piano lesson to a girl who is 9 years old. She was chattering away during the lesson so I asked her to please focus so we could finish what we were working on. She said OK, I’ll press my focus button and she pressed her finger to her forehead. Then she said I’ll also press my happy button. With that she gave me a big smile. For her it was that simple! She pressed the button and she was as happy as could be. I love that idea!
That alone made me so happy. Then, when I was leaving, her mom paid me for the lesson. My student said to me “whatever she’s paying you it was worth it just to spend the time with you”. My heart melted.
As I’m writing this story it’s bringing the joy from that moment into this moment.
If you take your present moments of joy, by its nature, it will become part of your memories. Those memories will be the answer to the question, “how can I be happier”?
Winter is not always the easiest time of year to feel happy. Feel free to email me at Sheree@ShereeMaree.com if you need support. I’d be happy to work with you to figure out exactly what you need to feel better.
As always. . . .
Sending you lots of love and big hugs,