How to bring more joy into your life.
Whenever you’re walking around in your day-to-day life and you trying to think of ways to bring more joy, more happiness and more success to your world. There are only a few ways you can do this. First and most important is you need to take a look at your out look on life. Are you negative and think the world is only here to bring misery and pain in to your life, and everyone else’s life is like a fairy tale, but yours? Well if so, you need more help then this blog can offer!! I can assure you that everyone on earth today is here for one main reason and that is to learn a lesson or a bunch of little lessons. Instead of looking at life from a material stand point, look at life from an educational stand point. The main point in looking at your own mind set, is to look to see if you are angry throughout the day, you hate people with money, despise people who look good and are fit, or maybe you just have a sour outlook on life. Well your first steps in finding joy is to release the anger you are holding on to. The simplest way to do that is to catch yourself when you say or think nasty things about someone or something. Immediately take it back and say to yourself (That is not my thought), then focus on trying to find a pleasant thing to say about that same person or thing. Example: Man, that guy looks like a big douche bag, (that wasn’t my thought) wow he has a really nice pair of shoes on today. That chick looks like a beached whale. (that isn’t the way I think anymore) she isn’t fat, she has a great smile and beautiful eyes.
By doing this every time you have a bad thought you will eventually train yourself to think positive and it will become second nature. You will literally feel a shift in your energy and notice that the bad thought is coming before it actually happens, from this point you can just say or think the positive thing.
Maybe right out of the gate that seems like it is impossible, well you can start off by trying to be nice to people by smiling and saying hello when passing in the halls or on the streets. Give them the time of day rather than walking right by and not giving a shit who that person is, make a conscious effort in greeting people and acknowledging that they are someone who possesses substance or meaning, instead of treating them like they are a nuisance or an irritant on society.
Another great way to bring joy, happiness and success in to your life is to do small acts of kindness. Greeting people is great, but doing something nice and small for somebody is even better it could be as small as telling someone they look great today or that they smell wonderful. Or maybe when you’re in the drive-through at Starbucks buying the person‘s coffee who is behind you. Another good one, that I try to do regularly. Is when I go through a toll on the highway I’ll give the guy in the booth a $5 or a $10 and let it pay for as many people as it can. It doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money to be kind, when you’re out driving around and someone is trying to change into your lane, slow down and let them over even though that person may not wave or say thank you it was a kind gesture on your part. It will make you feel a little bit of satisfaction on the inside. The final and best way to make yourself feel joy and happiness is to do something absolutely fantastic for another person. But there’s a trick to this it has to come from the heart it cannot come from the ego. If it is ego based, than you will feel absolutely no joy, no matter how big the gesture. If you do it from the kindness of your heart, your will get tingles all over your body, tear up maybe even start to cry with happiness.
I’ve only had a few of these fantastic kindness opportunities in my life and have been on this kindness, love everyone life style for a few years now. Here’s an example of one that had happened to me, a few years ago during Christmas. I was as broke, as broke can be, I barely had a couple hundred dollars to my name. But I noticed somebody going through a very tough time. So, I took it upon myself to help this person and their family out. We meet up one night at Walmart and I bought their family Christmas that year. We went all out, we got toys for the kids to play with. We got stocking stuffers, games, clothes and a weeks’ worth of food for the whole house, we also got a traditional holiday dinner. You know what means a 20-pound turkey, stuffing, green beans, carrots, mashed potatoes and a pie, this was a real holiday dinner. Even though that was a super tough year financially, it still made me feel amazing. I couldn’t imagine having to wake up to my kids running down the hall and not having presents from Santa or food to eat on Christmas. I know it happens every year across the country but still it made me super happy and I felt a level of joy that I hadn’t felt since I was a kid. I wish I could have done more or bought more presents or been able to help more people that year. While in the act of running around Walmart that night filling the cart up with goodies, I wasn’t able, to see the bigger picture. (I could only focus on the one dying tree in the forest of beautiful evergreens.) I couldn’t see the happiness I was creating for this family. Unfortunately, I could only see and focus on my bank account as it kept dropping, lower and lower with every item we put in the cart and worrying about running out of money. I didn’t feel true joy until I got into my car after saying my goodbyes and wishing them a Very Merry Christmas. That’s when the flood gates opened, and I broke down started crying like a little baby, I felt a crazy amount of warmth and tingling all over my body. It made me feel super happy and rejuvenated, I felt like a new me, a me that I wanted the whole World to see!
So, go out there, look for some one to help, look for someone to be kind to and let it flow from the Heart. I hope one day you can feel the same joy, happiness and love that I did, I hope it changes and moves you the way it did me.