Take a moment, slow down, and check in: How are you feeling in the pit of your stomach right now? Stressed, calm, anxious, rushed, light, heavy, nervous, satisfied, empty… happy?
Happiness is the ultimate goal of everything we do. Our careers, money, relationships, food and exercise can be traced back to a simple human desire to be happy. But we often don’t make happiness a priority in our daily lives.
We push through with all the willpower we have. We put in long hours at the office and eat lunch at our desks. We give our power away to people who are “higher up.” We go on restrictive diets and turn to brutal exercise regimens to erase that last lingering cellulite spot on the back of our thighs. We run, compete, battle, and push so that one day we can be happy.
There is something radically wrong with this picture, isn’t there?
Our society has created the illusion that we're never “there” yet, and since we “haven’t arrived,” how can we truly be happy? That would be like enjoying standing in traffic on the way to the beach.
In my work with my clients, making happiness a priority EVERY DAY is one of our main goals. In order to take this big leap into prioritizing happiness, you have to understand that: