“Are you happy with your life?”
“Do you feel happy?”
“Are you happy?”
Happiness is the goal. We need to be happy. If we’re not happy then, what are we doing and how can we make our lives better?!
Maybe we can start by not being so damn happy all the time!
We need to stop using being happy as our only guide to a good, fulfilling life!
Do I mean be miserable and a doom and gloomer, nope…
Just because we’re not feeling happy all the time doesn’t mean we’re not good. Happiness shouldn’t be the deciding factor on if our life is good or not. Being content is more than fine. Living a life happy happy all the time isn’t sustainable and frankly, just unrealistic. It becomes a drug, chasing that happy feeling constantly and having huge crashes after getting that fix. We’re constantly checking in, comparing our lives to other’s (check out my post about the danger of social media There’s a Plague Among Us ) and adhering to these preconceived ideas that life needs to be happy. It sets us up for disappointment when life isn’t always a Bob Ross painting. That doesn’t mean that life is shit though. It’s not all or nothing.
What if the key to a “happy life” isn’t being happy but, being able to be content, having responsibilities and a drive to seek that instead of the most amazing experience and story? The most beautiful moments can come out of being content. The most stressful moments can come out of the pressure to be happy.
I’m not saying there’s never time to be happy or there isn’t anything to be happy about. Let’s take the pressure off of being happy and just be content.