Happiness is an emotion we often feel but its more than just an emotion it’s a being. The feeling emotion is effected when we allow outside influence to dictate how we see and love ourselves. When we allow others to dictate who we need to be this is what kills our happiness. Imagine if you loved wearing fluffy socks but no one else thought they were cool, so you decide to choose socks that people would think were acceptable. This may seem like a simple example but often people tend to operate like this in their lives.
There is no right or wrong way of being who you are, that’s what makes life so unique. I recently was talking to my business partner and she express to me how she wants to live on a farm with no internet, just her cat and dog. I was like “do it!” What if we just decided to “just do it” and not worry about if someone else cared about our actions. We hold ourselves from experiencing true happiness when we continue to allow everyone else to determine how we should operate in our lives.
When we are allowing others to control the way we do our life it effects our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health because we are out of alignment with what makes us feel alive. Feeling alive simply means living in harmony with what makes you, you! Taking care of you, not concerned if someone does not like you for being you. Not the self-care that says, I matter more than you, but the self-care that says I matter and so do you. When we lift ourselves up and be our true authentic selves, we inspire others to do the same. When we play small and do things to please everyone else around us, we kill our self-acceptance. How can you accept yourself when you are not really the person you want to be? You are a combination of what society says you should be, and this leads to paths of unhappiness.
Do you want to be genuinely happy? I want you to try this exercise below and share it on social media, feel free to tag me on your post and I will be sending messages to those who tag me on their social media accounts.
Write 3 things you would do if you did not have to worry if someone would judge you. Next do those three things and create another list and do those things to. Stop holding yourself back because you are afraid of what other people will think of you. Choose to focus your energy on you and you will see more things start happening to you in a positive way. Its time to invite happiness into your life. Are you ready?