Everyone has something that makes them happy, their own personal happy button. What is yours?
When I am down or feel like things are getting boring or depressing, I find something to do that makes me happy. This instantly lifts my mood and gets me out of my previous state.
Whether it is writing in a journal, painting, walking, jogging, calling and talking to a long time friend, we all need those things that make us happy. Think of all the things that make you happy and store that list away. If you need to, write it down. The next time you feel sad, depressed, or lonely, pull it out and do something from the list.
My grandson is one of my top favourites. I believe that all the little children are Gods’ happy button. They are free spirits who love unconditionally and can make you laugh and smile so easily. They do not see in colour, nor do they judge, they simply are as they were meant to be.
Sometimes our mind is our own worst enemy. It fills up with negative thoughts and emotions which lead us on a downward spiral. If, however we can recognize this and we know the things that make us truly happy, we can easily change direction and rewire our brains, disengaging and replacing the negative with a positive.
You are the only one that knows what will make you happy inside. It is those things you must call on when your thoughts darken, or you feel yourself becoming depressed and isolated.
When we are younger many things make us happy. Think of when you were young and what brought laughter into your day. Little things like running through a sprinkler on a hot day, finger painting, playing with a puppy, all bring smiles. All of those things are available to you still. Perhaps it is time to revisit the joys of your younger self.
Whatever you do, make it count. Pick something that will have you smiling in short order and sustain your mood throughout the day. You are only limited by your own thoughts.
Remember too that we can share these things with others making them smile also. Have fun along the way. Find what makes you happy and do it. Do not talk yourself out of it, or say it is impossible. Everybody needs to have their spirit lifted at some point but that is okay because everybody has a happy button.