Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [#32]
Hello Everyone! … and Happy satisfying Sunday. Just when you thought Spring was coming, we got a winter blast. But let’s be real … March is still winter and winter is not done yet, as we were blessed with snow on Friday. I took an early afternoon just to relax, purged some more items, and refresh my bathroom. So I’m here and I’m blessed this Sunday.
Do you tell others that you’re happy when you’re really not? When “B” was growing up I never let on how I really felt because she was a child. Kids don’t ask to be here and be placed in adult situations so if I’m having trouble coping, or struggling with something it’s not her issue, nor her fault … it’s mine. It’s me that has to “fake till I make it“. This brings me to List #32 which asks … “List the ways you can fake it, till you make it in being happy”.
- My job
- The condo … because everything needs updating or renovating
- My wardrobe
“TAKE ACTION” Happiness and positivity take practice. In practicing self-love I once decided to tell myself out loud every day that I love myself. And you know what? It worked! Practice saying “I’m happy!” out loud every day this week and see what happens!
This “take action” will take practice, because I don’t like to “fake” happiness because I believe it should be genuine. With my job … I weigh the pros and cons, in order to be comfortable, but not happy. I have flexibility, great benefits, an office [which may seem like a trivial thing, but whenever I’ve had one of those days I can close my door and lock it], and I’ve also made some life-long friends. Do I like what I do … not really but the pros out-weigh the cons on some days and other days it’s vice-versa. I can’t tell myself I’m happy there because in some instances people control the happiness level, and people are unpredictable, so I can’t base my happiness on some other fools actions.
The Condo … I rent my condo, and for years it’s been this push-and-pull to own it, but with ownership, I inherit the problems of the building and I can’t sit with that. So I can “fake it till I make it“. I can decorate and make it nice, and comfortable until I decide what I need to do. I’ve always had this need to make things nice because your home is where you rest your head, it’s where you recharge, so it should be a peaceful, happy, stress-free environment. I know there is stress with homeownership, but that stress is welcomed because it’s mine.
What does this all mean? The moral of the “take action” relates to self-love because it’s assumed that in cases where people are not happy, it’s something within themselves. So you tell yourself every day … I’m happy because I have a job, a nice place to live, and people or family that care about me. I have things that others don’t. Will this eventually heal your heart, I believe it will. This also makes you appreciate life because you only get one, and that one is precious.
With that … I’ll close my post today. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and with each post in this series, I hope that I can bring some of my experiences, happiness, and what I’ve learned to others, because if you have happiness in your heart, then you spread those experience to others, and pay it forward. The 52 List for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy is available on Amazon. – [Know Thyself] Wye
Want to get caught up on my 52 List Journal? See how this all began by starting from List #1 in the Archives.
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0 thoughts on “Sunday Journal: Chit-Chat … 52 List for Happiness [#32]”
You don’t have to feel happy to be happy.
I still struggle with that.
So do I. So do I. And I’ve been really struggling this year. ?
It’s hard because sometimes I feel like I’m missing something, or falling short, it’s like a fog that keeps coming back, but I know it will pass, and I pray that it will pass.
I’m in a tough fog. I feel like I can’t hear God clearly. Everything is bothering me to the point of frustration and anger. I can’t seem to remain at peace. So I know very well how you feel about the fog. It feels like it’s getting really thick. I just need my space for sure
Then maybe you need to take some time to get that peace so you can hear Him more clearly. Sometimes you have to literally block out the world.
That’s exactly how I feel, just blocking out everything and be still. I feel like logging off to regain consciousness.