How if you are not happy, you are doing it wrong.
How I'm not talking about faking happiness, instantaneous happy-happy turn-arounds or floofy la-la crap about unicorns and bunnies.
How our happiness is our OWN responsibility, not our kids/spouse/etc.
A few ways to generate happiness from our lives.
Lets be honest. Many of us are not happy as parents. Not saying that we don't experience some levels of happiness from time to time, but keeping that constant happiness can be a struggle. Typically, we grew up with parents that we're happy even when we so desperately wanted them to be.
Before we know it, we are looking our kids in the eyes wondering why they "make me so angry." You see, the mistakes of our parents come to revisit us as adults without even realizing it.
Emotions are like personal hygiene. It is not the responsibility of anyone else to keep me smelling good. That is why I wake up, shower, brush my teeth, put on deodorant, and maybe a little spritz of cologne. We all know and acknowledge that is the responsibility of the individual.
But for some reason, we often have trouble accepting this in regards to emotions.
No one can make you feel anything. Happy, sad, angry, numb.
These are all reactions or triggers to things that happen and I am responsible for how I act (or more likely react).
So how do we work on being happier? Here are a few that we talk about in today's show:
- Stop negative talking. I mean STOP IT!
- Find the good in all situations. Yes, even the seemingly crappy ones.
- Be optimistic that, though things are challenging, they will get better.
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