A simple dose of happiness


Sometimes when I get a big boost of motivation, I worry that the feeling won’t last.  I try desperately to hold on to it, to bottle it up, and preserve it for those days when I just don’t want to do anything.  I’m only two days in, but I am happy to say that I am feeling just as inspired today as I was a couple of days ago when another burst of motivation suddenly came over me.   In fact, I’m once again amazed at the difference of the power of positive thinking (why do I always forget how simple it is?)

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been feeling pretty great.  I’ve felt energetic (despite a lack of sleep), focused, and truly happy to be alive.  In fact, yesterday as I was driving I was thinking of all the things I love about my life – and not just the everyday, obvious things like my husband, kids, family, friends, and career, but rather, the less obvious things.

One of those things is the idea that I still have so much time to figure out this thing called life.  Lately, I have felt inspired to find ways to improve myself mentally, emotionally, physically – even spiritually.  I am learning a lot about myself – building on and feeling proud of my strengths, and working hard to improve myself in the areas where I struggle.  I am discovering more about the things I value in life, and opening mind to things I never contemplated before.  I am slowly learning that how I perceive a situation has a direct impact on how much stress I feel, and that I have complete control over my inner peace. And on days when I am feeling happy and inspired, the fact that I still have so much time to think about these kinds of things, is simply, exciting.

I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again.  Take it from me, a person who’s spent more of my life being a couch potato, then I have working out: It’s truly amazing and outstanding what physical activity can do for one’s mental state.   Much like before, it’s only been a couple of days since I’ve been back on the “active” bandwagon (I recorded 16,000 steps on my Fitbit yesterday and have already put in an hour walk this morning!) but already the feel-good vibes are unbelievable and empowering.

Like I mentioned above, I pray that this motivation will last and that I can continue to remember how easy it is to put myself in a good place.  I know I have to stay focused, determined, and dedicated and if I do, my entire life is only going to get better 🙂