Happiness is a Choice

September 1, 2015

Did you ever realize that you determine your happiness?  That’s right…YOU!
When you wake up every morning, you choose the outcome of that day.  Not only do you choose if you are going to get up and out of bed (choose to get out of bed), you choose if you are going to be happy, sad, grumpy, mean..whatever feeling you may have.


There will be times when life gets really hard.  I totally feel ya if you want to get down in the dumps.  Just don’t do it! I’ve done it before and guess what…my day was miserable, awful, double thumbs down!  Did I choose for it to go that way? Sure did.  Then, because of that I had to suffer through that whole day because of that one choice I made.

So, what do you do to wake up happy and stay happy?

I’ll give you a few ideas of what I do.

One.  Get enough SLEEP.
Oh my goodness..I don’t think I can emphasize this enough! You need your sleep, it’s a necessity.  Not only for your health, but for a happy life.  When you don’t get enough sleep, man oh man, just go back to bed…it’ll make everyone else’s day better too.

Two.  Exercise as regularly as you can.
I know that your lives can be so busy and it’s hard to find time to exercise, but make the time.  You won’t regret it.  If you only have time for a walk around the block, you go! I try to stay as active as I can and try to get to the gym or go for a run 4 days a week.  Do I have to sacrifice some time to do this? Yes, but it is totally worth it!

Three.  Do something that makes you happy.
We all have different hobbies and interests, and I sure hope that we make time to enjoy those!  If you like crafting, sewing, reading, painting, baking, running…make time for it.  When you do something that makes you happy, you live a happier life.

So there you have it.  If you just start with those few things I know that you will live a happier life.  Also, try to wake up with a positive attitude.  I know it can be hard some days, but try to find one thing to be happy about, or one thing that to look forward to that will make your day.

I hope you all have a happy day and don’t forget YOU choose to be happy.


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