Do you already know what really makes you happy? And how do you work towards putting those things into your life? This is and has been a struggle for me all my life.
If I listed the things that really make me happy - none of them can be turned into jobs and generate money to make a solid living. I would love to do for a living what makes me truly happy - but how?
Today, I stayed home from work, and enjoyed a morning thunderstorm. It was gorgeous and fresh and cleansing. I love to light candles in my house and look out the window to watch the rain fall on all the plants and flowers on the deck. So I did just that! That makes me happy.
MAC lipstick makes me happy
Making pottery, painting, decorating my house, making
natural soap and body creams makes me happy.
Cooking dinner for my family makes me happy.
Running on the boardwalk at sunrise makes me happy.
Smelling the water on the ocean makes me happy.
Stand up paddle boarding makes me happy.
If work consumes 75% of our day - how do you fit in the things you love?
It comes down to planning for it right?
When I'm at work, I have no time to think about anything personal. Its so consuming mentally and the pace and workload make it impossible to think about anything else. So when I get home, the day to day work of keeping kids clean, house clean, meals, clothes clean consumes the 3-4 hours I get when I'm home. By the weekend, I just want to sit, but I have family obligations, grocery shopping, etc.
So how do you find the time? Most jobs are high stress in their own way, I believe, no matter how much you make or what your position is. I've learned that over time. I've made a very high salary and a low one - my stress level was similar in each. So what's the right answer?
Do what you love?
Can I watch the rain for a living?
Can I run for a living?
Can I smell the water for a living?
What do you do to fulfill your happiness?
What makes you happy?
Mr Coconuts enjoying the view.