Everyone wants to be happy but not everyone is willing to put in the work. You have to find your motivation behind it. Are you trying to change for your kids? your significant other? or is it just for yourself? You need to have a solid reason to motivate yourself to be happy. This will give you that push to stay positive when things are not going well. I started on this journey mainly because I know I am going to have children some day, and I want to be emotionally healthy before I commit such an emotionally demanding job.
I use this motivation as a life line sometimes. It doesn’t work to pull me out of a funk 100% of the time but I am still growing emotionally. I think one of the best things you can do is create an emotional anchor that you use whenever something happens to put you in a negative state of mind. When I say anchor I mean something that is a sure fire way to make you smile. I always think of my dog face whenever he is really excited. That super crazy happy grin where he is panting so hard his tongue hangs out of his mouth and his eyes are shining with excitement! Its makes me smile every time, and nothing can stop my heart from warming at the thought of that cute little face. Ill put this in my minds eye whenever I feel frustration building, and It really does help.
So take some time today to think about something that will always get you to smile no matter how annoyed you can be at the time. Then focus on that and let yourself feel the happiness 🙂 Anytime you run into something frustrating today pause for a second, and think about your emotional anchor. I bet it will make you feel better immediately! Have a wonderful day and stay happy!