“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi
How true is this quote?
Happiness is something I struggled with in the past. I used to feel that I was getting pushed and pulled in so many directions on how I needed to look to be happy with my life and myself.
True happiness comes from within.
Instead of putting the focus into everything I’m not able to do, I now appreciate all that I’m able to do.
I don’t eat healthy to look like a celebrity, I don’t exercise hard to look like someone else. I do these things to benefit my body and mind.
Focusing on trying to be someone else is false happiness. How can you truly be happy with yourself, if you are striving to be someone else?
It won’t make a different in your happiness if you feel you “need to lose 10 pounds” and lose it.
In the end you are still the same person, minus a few pounds.
This is where my eating disorder really took over, I just kept on going.
“In 15 pounds I’ll be happy…wait, I’m still not happy, just another 10 pounds. Oh hey, still not happy. Another 5 pounds”…until you can’t go on anymore.
The only thing I was changing was my weight.
Not my thoughts or actions, which made me remain in this constant state of unhappiness.
Happiness is fulfilling myself with positive affirmations, and being present and appreciating the good moments that happen everyday. Big or small they are happening daily, we just need to sit back and realize it.
Create happiness from within yourself.
It takes patience and time, but it is worth it. You are worth it.
We don’t obtain happiness from others, we create our own happiness. First in our mind and then in our actions.
What makes me happy may not be the thing that makes you happy.
Don’t take on other peoples thoughts, be aware of your own thoughts and don’t judge them. Appreciate your version of happiness.
Be happy that you have the ability to eat healthy and exercise to nourish your body, not to manipulate the way your body looks.
We may suffer from false beliefs in what happiness means, but we have the ability to change those thoughts and create our happiness based on where we are now and what we want our lives to look like.
If we aren’t happy in our minds, our overall happiness will be absent.
You’re only a thought away from happiness.
What makes you happy?
What is making you smile today?