A little motivation for the week. I found this (somewhere) a few years ago and stumbled upon it again and thought it was appropriate.
Who is Control of your Happiness?
Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Today, let’s talk about how you can dramatically increase the joy in your life.
Everyone likes to feel good. However, too many people seem to believe feeling good is something that happens to them, rather than something they create themselves. When they feel badly, they just wait for it to pass, hoping something will happen to make them feel better.
What if they had a plan for pleasure? What if you had such a plan? You already know a lot of things that make you feel good when you do them. Have you ever thought about making a list of these things? Do you really enjoy listening to music? Picnics at the beach? A hike in the woods? Watching a Marx Brothers movie? How about watching sports with good friends, or reading a great detective novel?
If you had a list of a couple of dozen things you could count on for a good time, you would have plenty of options the next time you wanted to create a pleasure-producing experience. Take some time and make the list. And while you are at it, begin thinking of happiness-producing moments that you know would make a difference in those closest to you.
Ultimately, you want to be the one in charge of your happiness. You do not want to leave something that important to chance. So, are you ready to take charge of your own happiness?