Finding Your “Road To Happiness”
Over 40% of happiness comes from within. Society bombards us every day with messages that tell us what happiness really means. Often these messages tell us how much money we make or how popular we are. But, at each human’s core, the road to happiness is much simpler.
In this guide, discover how to create a road to happiness. You’ll start by implementing a few new habits and changes into your routine. These suggestions are intended to improve your quality of life and, ultimately, your happiness.
If you’re ready to take charge of your happiness and change your life, keep reading!
Find Your Why
The road to happiness starts with finding your why. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you to be happier?
For some people, the answer is their spouse or children. For others, it’s their mental health or physical well-being. Maybe you are a survivor of trauma and want to live a fuller, happier existence.
Sit down with a journal and start asking yourself these questions. What makes you happy? What brings you joy? What circumstances make you feel alive and most like yourself?
Pursue Your Passions
Once you have answers to the above questions, it makes the next part easier. We all have passions. Some are dormant and haven’t been pursued in years. Others we are afraid to pursue due to fear of failure.
Passions do not have to be our whole life, but they enrich our lives. Passions bring you joy and often allow for creative expression.
Allow yourself to have the space to try something new and fail. Don’t be afraid to pick up a dusty paintbrush or musical instrument, and remember what hobbies brought you happiness. It’s never too late to start or to try again!
At the heart of true happiness is making others happy. You can give back to those in need in different ways. If you cannot give through monetary means, you can volunteer your time.
Time is often more appreciated than money. You could spend time with a friend who is going through a difficult time and needs a listening ear. Or, give a new mom another pair of hands so she can enjoy an hour to herself.
If you have the financial resources, a monthly donation to an organization you respect can impact many people.
Remember, giving back doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. Small acts of kindness bring others and you happiness money cannot buy.
If you are harboring ill will, grudges, or unresolved conflict, it affects your health and happiness. Learning to let go of the things you cannot control allows you to have peace in your soul. More peace in your life is a sure way to find your own road to happiness.
Letting go of circumstances that hurt us is difficult but not impossible. Practicing habits like meditation and journaling can help you work through these circumstances.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, but when you are consistent with these practices and remember your why, happiness will come.
The Road to Happiness in Health
Happiness comes from within. If you neglect your physical health, your emotional and mental health suffers. Give yourself the gift of caring for your entire body – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.
One of the best ways to do this is to prioritize your health. Finding a functional medical doctor can help you succeed on the road to happiness. A naturopathic doctor treats each patient as a whole instead of only treating their symptoms.
Tierra Wellness Center specializes in helping clients feel their best from the inside out. Through their integrative health practices, including life coaching, they help patients achieve their lifestyle desires and health goals. Reach out today to schedule a consultation!