If there’s one truth in life (besides death and taxes), it’s that, at some point or another, we all get in a slump. There will be days (or weeks…or months…or seasons…) where you will feel bored, stuck, and just plain unmotivated.
Ironic as it may seem, I find that comfort is one of the biggest reasons we can feel discontented. While a certain level of routine and predictability helps us thrive and retain control, too much routine can leave us bored and uninterested. Things are just too simple and unengaging.
So this Science of Happiness Academy that I took while at the World Domination Summit last month, yep, I’m still going through my notes and sifting out the gems. One of them was learning that as Happiness is a skill that needs to be practiced! One way to do that? Know what your top skills are and practice more of those!
If you asked me a few years ago, “what gives you joy?”, I’d prattle off a few things that I liked to do, but on the inside, when I asked myself that question….
Here’s the thing about gratitude, it requires practice for it to really boost our mood. Gratitude helps people return focus to what they have instead of what they lack. And, although it may feel contrived at first, this mental state grows stronger with use and practice.
Now that I have you thinking about your big hairy dreams, (and if you missed it, go back to this post to receive your challenge), you might be thinking that it may be impossible to get there. The good news is you have just completed the hardest step! You’ve identified a dream to go after.