Everyone needs a little joy in their lives, and creating joy is one of the easiest things you can do for yourself. You know that feeling of happiness you get when the holidays approach and the smell of baked apple pie mixed with cinnamon and the smiles of your loved ones who are so in tune with the holiday spirit make you feel overcome with emotion? Yes, that is the type of joy you should have every single day. Lucky for you, that kind of joy is pretty easy to come by if you know how to get it.
Have a Great Vision
Think about who you are at the moment and the person you want to be. If you aren’t quite the person you want to be, simply take a mental picture of that person and change your attitude, beliefs, and actions so that you can become that person. Having a clear vision is going to give you much more joy than wandering aimlessly into the future.
Say yes to new things. Say yes to taking an early morning walk. Say yes to a second glass of wine before bed. Say yes to planting a garden. Variety is the spice of life and the key to happiness. By saying yes to new things you are opening yourself up to joy.
Let Joy In
Be aware of the joyful moments in life and let them in. Forget your fatigue and long list of things to do and live for the moment. Your children will only be small for a short time, which means you need to remember to let those joyful moments resonate rather than rushing through them.
Live in the Right Environment
Is your house and life conducive to happiness and joy? If it isn’t, you need to make some changes. Living in an environment that does not promote happiness is going to make you miserable. Change the things that make you feel anything less than joyful and you will see more joy in your life immediately.