Don’t press the pause button on your own happiness.

In life, it is only natural to set ourselves goals and day dream about our possible future achievements and this can be a very positive exercise. In fact, it is something that we use a lot in therapy to help clients future pace, stop dwelling in the past and move forward. However, it is equally important to not allow yourself to become SO hung up on fixating on the future that we forget to live in the moment and appreciate the here and now.

As Cicero once said. “ To be content with what we possess is the greatest and most secure of riches and the most elusive.”

While it is good to have ambition and visualise positive plans for the future – it is equally important to not rest all our hopes and desires on happiness based only on future events. The truth is, we are living in the now, so there’s no better time to be happy than right now. Right?

If we are constantly delaying our happiness until the next big thing happens – whatever that maybe… A new job, a new baby, a new car, a new home? Then we could be constantly pressing the pause button on the remote control to our own happiness and waiting a very long time indeed to feel better. And what’s the point in that? When you can allow yourself to be content at this very moment – you truly open yourself up to the power and possibility in life right now and allow yourself to become rebalanced. So why not press the play button and have some fun today?

Remember no matter how hard we try to control situations, the course of life rarely runs without a few hiccups so don’t let the quest for future perfection ruin your current present life (warts and all). Life is not perfect nor was it ever supposed to be. In fact it’s the challenges, the rocky patches and ups and downs in life which so often allow us to expand as human beings and become the wonderful, complex characters we really are. Life would be very dull indeed if we were all of the stepford wife mould.

Life will always be filled with challenges so it’s probably best to come to some kind of peaceful resolution in your mind today with this idea and allow yourself the possibility of seeing all that is good in the here and now. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it even more by sharing it with those you love. Remember that time waits for no man.

So don’t put off your happiness…
until you get that new car…
until you have that dream job…
until you meet that new special someone…
until you get married…
until you have that bigger house…
until you start a family…
until you make your millions…
until summer…
until you retire…
until you die!
Or whatever it is…

There is no better time than RIGHT NOW to allow yourself to be happy. Happiness is a JOURNEY, not a destination. So work like you don’t need money…Love like you’ve never been hurt…And dance like no one’s watching.

Your Challenge!

Why not look around you today and discover what you already have in your life that brings a smile to your face? If you look hard enough you might be pleasantly surprised! Take a pen and a piece of paper and write  down 10 things in your life that make you happy TODAY regardless of what happens tomorrow!

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