It made so much sense when I heard it for the first time, but in everyday life it might be hard to remember. There are so many “musts” that have to be done. We all want to live happier lives. The question is how to live a happy life. So what can we do to create happiness?
Well, we all have things we have to do, no matter if we like doing them or not. Think of ways to make everyday tasks more fun. Instead of just doing the dishes, put some music on and sing and dance while washing the forks and knives. Just don’t drop a glass if you’re dancing! Instead of just reading books when we have a few minutes free, why not listen to it while cleaning or gardening. Every now and then we have to ask ourselves what our “have to do’s” are and think of ways to make them more fun.
It’s also important to create “me-time.” We need to recharge our batteries. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or be expensive. It can be as simple as taking a bubble bath or listening to music or maybe even a sing along. Some of us recharge our batteries when we’re taking out time for our favorite hobby. Others do so when they are exercising or just taking a relaxing nature walk. Ask yourself the following questions: What do I do to recharge? When do I take time for myself? When am I having a great time and what am I doing when I have fun?
I’m going to leave you with some final thoughts: If you could say no to the things you don’t want, what could you say yes to? And what would life be like then?