Make Time For Happiness

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” ~Michelangelo

What do you think it will take for you to make those long-term changes that will immediately benefit your happiness?

I know each of us all want different things.  Many of us spend a lifetime just dreaming about how life could be different. How your job could be better. How you wish that your significant relationships would improve.  But, time continues to go by without us making any changes whatsoever.  Or maybe we don’t take a big enough risk, and we aim too low when attempting to satisfy our own happiness?

I don’t want to spend my life preparing to be genuinely happy, but never fully resting there comfortably.

The reality is that many of us do spend the majority of our lives planning and brainstorming how to make significant changes. But, we don’t always remain consistent with pursuing the steps to get there. Personally, I’m always thinking, reading, praying, and speaking with others, to help move me along in this area. I don’t like feeling stuck, and I definitely don’t want to feel like I’m not doing what’s necessary to live how I’d like to see myself within the next few years. I want to look back and feel confident in my efforts.

I’ve been hesitant about taking risks before. I will admit that I’ve let the fear of the unknown keep me wondering about the possibilities.

I’ve questioned myself plenty of times. I’ve realized that I can’t keep putting things off.  I have so many goals that I’d like to accomplish within the next few years.  So, I’m giving myself a timeline, with deadlines on when this will happen.  To start moving forward with my own plans, I am signing up for a local adult entrepreneur workshop. I’m exicted for this workshop for many reasons.  But, mainly because I am putting forth more effort to be genuinely happy, doing what I’d like to do.  Getting one step closer to my long-term plans!

What do you think it will take for you to make those long-term changes that will immediately benefit your happiness?

XOXO FreeBryd

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14 thoughts on “Make Time For Happiness”

  1. I’d really like to try living outside of Southern California. I never have lived anywhere else but am ready for a serious change! FIRST I need to learn how to make some AMAZING salsa though. I went to a conference in Utah and had some of their “HOT!!!” Habanero salsa and was just like, “Oh, Utah, you’re so cute”. 🙂

    Plus, you know, I have to find a new job and get ready to move and all that 😉

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    1. OMG that would be so cool! You’ll have to forward me some of your famous salsa when you get that all figured out..lol. Sounds like you’d love to travel more, which is also exciting! There are so many great places to see and take up residence. I wish that I had more time to visit all of these places, before deciding where to reside permanently! 🙂

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    1. Exactly! We have to believe in ourselves more. Without putting off what we really want to do. I don’t want to have that regret when I’m not able to do many of these things anymore. Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  2. “I don’t want to spend my life preparing to be genuinely happy, but never fully resting there comfortably.” – man oh man can I relate. I feel like I’m always working on a task list with 50 steps to becoming happy but then I never do anything on the list. I think in order to make something happen I have to do something. I’ve done that recently with trying to find myself in the blogging world and in life too. I’m proud of you for cracking down and making your goals a reality.

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    1. Thank you!! I do feel like I have to keep on myself in regards to knocking off tasks on my list. I would sometimes get lost in these tasks, and would become too overwhelmed to make significant progress. I enjoy blogging, and agree that this was a way to sort out my life plan. Do you feel like you are finding what genuinely makes you happy now, since blogging? Or something else that you’ve found helpful?

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      1. Absolutely! I don’t focus as much anymore on career satisfaction. I used to care SO much about it, but only because society told me I had to. But blogging makes me feel like the only thing that matters in life are the things that bring me pleasure. Even if its not blogging, I no longer force myself to do things for the sake of society and standards.

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      2. Wow!! That’s super powerful!! I’m happy that you are able to find happiness at your own pace!! Thanks so much for your feedback. You’ve given me more to think about, and that is greatly appreciated. 🙂

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