Create Your Own Happiness

Create Your Own Happiness

Ever feel like you are stuck in a rut? Uneasy, easily upset, getting angry over something you really shouldn’t be angry over?? Of course you do, if you say otherwise, I probably wouldn’t believe you. If you are feeling this way more often than not, I venture to say you are not happy with yourself, or maybe just where you are with yourself in life right now.

It’s easy to become unhappy when things just aren’t going our way, or the way we had hoped. You have to look at the bigger picture, Is this something that I can get past? Is this something that directly effects myself, my family or my well being? Is there something I can do to change the circumstances that are upsetting me? Is there something I can do differently that would give this a different outcome? Is this something that should really upset me this much?

More often than not, we are getting ourselves worked up over something that really may not be worth getting so worked up over, or something that we could change our actions or our mindset and the circumstance would be different. And even when the problem is not something we can change, you can change the way you look at the problem. No matter the problem you cannot let your circumstance define you.

“The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life, is the moment you can change anything in your life”-Hal Elrod

A few years back, we were broke. Broke as a joke, seriously. We had 1 daughter at the time and living paycheck to paycheck, literally. There was not $1 that didn’t belong to a bill or used to buy food. We were just overpaid at our jobs enough to not qualify for any type of assistance, but underpaid enough to not have any extra money, go figure. We were unhappy, relationship was very rocky, almost non-existent.

Something HAD to change.

And it did, my outlook on the whole situation. I could be upset that I was broke, or I could do something about it. I could be upset that my relationship was rocky, or I could do something about it. I could be MAD AT THE DAMN WORLD, or I could change my world. So change I did. I started making hair bows and selling them on Facebook, I started saving that money instead of spending it. I worked harder and got myself a few promotions at work, he got a better paying job.

Today, we sit in a very different place in life, a much happier place! We are not rich, or even close to it. We manage money better and make more money now too, so that helps. We have also added 2 more beautiful girls to our bunch, and we are still in a better place than we were 5 years ago.

Don’t like your life the way it is? Create your own happiness, find a way to change your circumstance, if that is not an option, change the way you look at your circumstance.

6 Replies to “Create Your Own Happiness”

  1. NICE!!!! I know exactly where you’re coming from. This was exactly the life I had 4 years ago with my wife, minus the kids. I hated that feeling of paycheck to paycheck. So happy for you Cassandra. Awesome article…look forward to reading more.

  2. One of my favorite sayings, “You weren’t made to PERFECT… were made to be REAL!” Well, at least for me, then everything else just falls into place.

  3. Thanks for sharing your personal story. I do believe attitude is the only thing at times that we can control. How we see things, how we react and how we move forward (or stay put) is all our choice.
    You shared a good reminder that things can turn around, with hard work, imagination and some creative options for revenue. Bravo

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