I honestly wrote this post back in September and it got lost somewhere in the mix of #bloggerlife. But I still love it, so instead of rewriting it to fit the current weather and season, I’m just going to post it as-is! Hope you find something enjoyable and useful here :)
Está lloviendo gatos y perros! Fun fact- this was the first sentence I ever learned to speak en Español. It means “it’s raining cats and dogs!” And friends, it truly is raining cats and dogs here in Philly (It has actually been raining like this for the last 5 days straight, thanks Florence).
Anyways, I just got back from a muuuuch-needed, magically relaxing yoga class and before I dive into the rest of my day, I wanted to share some thoughts with y’all. My post today is centered around something we all strive for and starts with the simple question— how can we manifest more happiness into our lives?
Happiness is a temperamental thing. Often times, we base our overall definition of happiness off of our current circumstances and emotions. When we do this, if we search for happiness in outside sources rather than ourselves, we will never find it. We’ll just hang out in a constant state of waiting for the next achievement. Think about it — how many times have you said to yourself “I’ll be happy when…?” Whether you’re waiting on a raise at work, buying your own home, a new car, or whatever else you may believe holds the key to your happiness, you’ll enjoy it for only a short time before you find yourself stating yet again, “I’ll be happy when…” Quite a vicious cycle, if you ask me. And what does it tell us?
We are responsible for our own happiness.
That can be a scary thought, yeah? When you’re in an unhappy place, it’s so much easier to point the finger at something or someone else and hold them accountable rather than to admit you’re not happy with yourself. But it’s something we gotta work through if we’re gonna live our happiest, most fulfilling lives! So today I challenge you to have the courage to find the happiness within YOU, no matter your current outside circumstances. It may be easier said than done, but nothing worth having comes easy, right? So, how do we do this?
1. Make Room
Before you even get started manifesting more happiness, you gotta clear the clutter. You need to pave a clear pathway that invites the good vibes in with open arms. Take time to clean out any disbelief you have in your own power to be happy. Open yourself up to the Universe. Open yourself up to healing. A really good way to do this is through meditation, and the more you clear out the negative energy, the more room you have for that fresh, new positive energy.
2. Pay attention to your vibrations
The idea is simple— what we put out into the universe, we attract into our personal lives. We get what we give, if you will. If we focus on what makes us feel GOOD, we attract more of what makes us feel good. All the Earth’s energy vibrates at a certain frequency, and everything we desire (including happiness) is also vibrating at a certain frequency. The law of attraction says that like vibes attract like vibes. We are all constantly attracting energy to ourselves, whether we realize it or not. And the Universe will match whatever vibration you put out. So, pay attention! Raise your frequency to match those vibrations you want to attract. Start feeding more of your positive thoughts and feelings over the fears and doubts that linger in your head.
3. Take A break
Sometimes all we need is some time away from the things bringing us down. Step away from the mess to clear your head and refocus your intentions. If you find yourself constantly stressed out or angry because of your job, now is a good time to take a vacation and reflect on why it makes you feel this way. You may find a simple change in perspective and a break from your day-to-day is enough to invite happiness back again. Or maybe the time away will help you realize once and for all that it might be time to start looking for a new opportunity. I’m using a job as an example, but the same concept can be applied throughout your life whether it’s a bad relationship, a questionable friendship, etc. Just take some time to re-evaluate your life and priorities. Is it time to make a change?
The common theme through all of these strategies is accepting that we are all held responsible for our own happiness. At the end of the day, we will manifest as much happiness as we allow ourselves to. So open yourself up, believe in yourself, have gratitude for alllll the goodness you have in your life already, and focus your thoughts on the things that make you light up, the ones that make you beam happy rays out of your face like sunshine. And for a quick happiness fix, hop on youtube and watch some silly dog videos. It always does the trick.
Sending all love,
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