For the past couple months I’ve heard more people tell me that I look happy. I always thought that I was somewhat of a happy person, but I have made adjustments in my life. If you are human then you know there are going to be times when you don’t want to smile or even be happy, when you want to curl up in a ball and cry our eyes out – but
sometimes most of the time you can’t – put your big girl panties on and keep it moving.
The first adjustment I made was to be GRATEFUL for everything I had, what I was going through and what was to come. Studies have shown that being grateful helps you live a long happier life, but my faith plays an even bigger part in being grateful. I serve a might powerful and awesome God that provides all my needs and desires – according to his timeline – not mine. And he also gives me clarity on all situations so I know he’s handling them and I shouldn’t worry about them.
“In their heart humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” – Proverbs 16:9
With being grateful I also had to SACRIFICE somethings to get what I ultimately wanted accomplished. There have been several sleepless nights and days I went on thinking about what I wanted to do or could be doing. But I knew that doing what I needed to do in that moment would be beneficial in the long run.
There were stressful days, lord knows I’ve had stressful days. To deal with the stress I had to BREATHE. I know it’s something we do, but I mean really stop and take deep breaths with my eyes closed and a relax face to soothe and calm myself. I would do this several times, until I feel myself calming down.
I think the most important and my favorite thing to do is LAUGH! Sometimes laughing at myself (most of the time) or at silly videos of my nieces and nephews or people I don’t even know. Laughing and smiling signals our brains that happiness is happening. You can’t go through life always being so serious you have to laugh at something.
I feel like I am getting to a place of balance and harmony between school, work, family and blog life. You don’t have to be going through anything to make adjustment to your life, you can just do it to be doing it. These have been the few things that have helped me over the last few months and I hope they can help you as well.