How can you ‘put happiness first’ ? Most of us are too busy to even think about that. The reality is if we did take time for our own happiness first, all else would be better. Do you ever think about how happy you are? What kind of things do you do to raise your happiness level?
We are beings of mind, body, and spirit. If one of those gets ignored for too long true happiness is not possible. However when we take the time to honor and care for all three on a daily basis everything gets better over time. Most of us don’t put the time into it because we don’t know what we are missing.
Our body needs to be taken care of to function properly. Eat properly, exercise regularly, and get the proper rest. Sounds easy enough but being in the auto business for over twenty years I’ve seen many people take better care of their car than do their own body. Our body is the vehicle of our life, our spirit is the engine or the power that drives it, and our mind is our navigator. Happiness comes when all three are tuned.
It takes a real commitment to make the time to nurture all three but if you do you will see how much easier you deal with the stresses of daily living. It has been my first hand experience to witness the difference in my own life. Meditation really works over time. My experience has been that once you get past the mind chatter and into your center, it all connects.
Honoring your own spirit by quieting your mind and relaxing your body will be more beneficial to your life than anything else you could do with your time. Today most of us just want that instant fix and don’t look deeper within. If you only start with the ten minute exercise I send to website registrants, over time you would see a difference.
Meditation also brings an awareness to your thoughts, over time. So many people I speak with don’t know what they want and are stuck in jobs they say they hate. When I suggest meditation to them immediately they give a thousand excuses why they don’t have the time, and I know it is only because they have no idea how much better things would be.
Being stuck in a job you hate just kills your spirit one day at a time. With the knowledge we have today of how all things are connected, doesn’t it make sense to look inside and find your own connection? Your happiness lies within you no matter who you are, and only you can find it. My prayer for you is that you do learn that you put happiness first.