Busting those happiness myths ?

Last weekend, I was at the ice rink in my home city, enjoying my older daughter’s yearly figure skating spring show. It’s the single most important event for her in her skating hobby and she was enjoying every minute of it. As was I, watching.

However, there are a lot happening in life at the moment, and the circumstances for having fun and being happy might not be the best. Which brings me to the topic I wanted to talk to you about today.

Having had tons of conversations with people about happiness and wellbeing, it’s obvious that there are few prevailing myths that need to be busted.

  1. I’m too busy to be happy.
  2. Happiness depends on being successful.
  3. Happiness is a destination and if I try hard enough, someday I’ll get there.

Have these been stopping you from being happy?

If something, from the latest research, we should at least have learned that happiness is essential for our overall wellbeing. Busy or not, happiness isn’t the consequence of success, it’s the requirement.

There isn’t a status important enough nor an amount of riches enough to make you sustainably happy.

Also, there isn’t a destination at which you can arrive and then be happy forever after. No. Happiness is a life long journey.

It’s a state of being that you are capable of creating and practicing at any given moment.

It’s a conscious decision and requires conscious effort in the ups and downs of everyday life.

It’s your innate ability to locate and cultivate both serenity and excitement about life, regardless of the outside forces.

The more you consciously, and consistently, practice happiness, the easier it becomes to reduce stress and burnout, and to cultivate sustainable, inside-out happiness.

Although, rather than being another thing to do on your to-do list, happiness is your natural way of being.

And what do you think would happen in your life, if you’d experience that natural way of being on a daily basis?  

In few weeks, I’ll be in a Canadian TV show with my colleague, speaking of happiness and I’d like to hear if busting these myths would be one good topic to cover? Or what would you like to hear about happiness? Let me know in a private message!

Much love,