Steps to Happiness
August 10, 2017 by Cathy Brown
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
This is such a powerful quote because it is a reminder that each day of our lives need to be spent doing something we love, feel passionate about and that makes us truly fulfilled.
Although I believe we all know this deep down, many people still sacrifice their happiness for a paycheck, approval from others or some other external reason.
If you’ve ever felt as if there was something standing in your way of living a passion filled life that YOU love, try these 4 steps to invite more passion into your life today, shared by Natalie Ledwell of Mind Movies.
Step #1: Focus on the things that bring you joy – Write down 3 things that you truly enjoy doing. It can be anything ~ reading, writing, hanging with friends, etc. Once you know these things, fit a chunk of time for each activity into your weekly schedule. Doing even a few things that you love on a consistent basis can dramatically increase your overall happiness.
Step #2: Stop over-thinking – Our minds can often be our worst enemies. If you find yourself over-analyzing, worrying or obsessing about a certain situation, take conscious action to let it go. Face your emotions, talk to someone you trust for advice, do what can be done about the situation and then set yourself free from over-thinking.
Step #3: Take action on something – Is there something you’ve been holding back on in your life? Perhaps you’ve been waiting for the right moment to say something to a loved one, or you’ve been wanting to ask your boss to take on a new project, or anything else… take a leap of faith and do it now! There will never be the ‘perfect’ moment, so stop wasting your time waiting for it. The universe rewards action, so do what needs to be done, today.
Step #4: Follow your inner voice – Trust yourself, listen to your instincts and believe in yourself to do the right thing. You are an infinitely powerful being with limitless knowledge. Love yourself and do what makes YOU feel good!
Work on your partnership with the universe. By developing trust and allowing the universe to being your intentions to you, fear and stress dissipate and happiness enters.
“What you do today is important, because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.” ~ Unknown
Today I am taking action to move in the direction of my goals.
I trust myself and follow my inner voice.
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