Change, Emotional, Habits, Hypnotherapy, Self development, wellbeing


All over the world, we lived in fear of a neighbour from the beginning of time, to the 1950s and in fact, this might still be the case in some places in our world. We have also lived with another country invading our homes, villages or territory. Slaughtering our friends, family, and community, to take over and occupy our land and resources, or if they didn’t slaughter us, they brought health epidemics which did it for them. We are also at a point where we can experience less helplessness of being in this powerful world, out of control with the force of nature. Of course, we do see many disasters and devastation, caused by earthquakes, tsunamis, and extreme weather conditions, and being caught up in those must be terrifying for anyone. But over the last 100 years, we have learnt so much, and we can now build houses to withstand earthquakes and even install earthquake protection beds – google them, they look amazing! We can now predict the weather more easily and send support to help when a disaster happens, to help minimise the loss of life.

This world we live in, for many of us, is a far cry from the lives we lead 200 years ago and beyond. Looking at it in true perceptive, who would have thought life would have changed so much. This being the case, we should be all wandering around with massive happy grins on our faces because the big issues of survival have been resolved. We also have insurance schemes; community support, and much more, to help us get through those difficult times. Don’t get me wrong, I know people do die, families are shattered, and communities are devastated, but the figures are tiny in comparison to life 1000 years ago. Having secured unprecedented levels of prosperity, health, and harmony, and now living longer than ever before, what will be our new targets in life? I feel it should be happiness and choosing to live in the moment and embrace the now.

It’s time to choose to be healthy and happy and love the amazing world we live in; simple things can be some of the most amazing times. Having a laugh with family or friends, watching the sunset, taking a moment to really embrace how lovely our world is. It’s so easy to get lost in life, work, family, the children, bills, and the day-to-day lives we lead, but we can all spare a few minutes every day. We’re not wandering around with massive grins, because we have got lost in life, so now it’s time to work towards being a happier person. Being happy keeps us younger and healthier, as it takes 6 times as much energy to frown as it does to smile. In the main, and for most of us, life isn’t this crazy life or death roller-coaster anymore, so we need to relax and put things in perspective. Being happy is something that we do need to work on and setting goals will help you achieve this. The pleasure with this is it will not just affect you and how you feel, but it will also have a great effect on everyone you meet in your life.

Take time to smile more and even set yourself a few smiling goals! Learn a few jokes and make yourself and people laugh, don’t take yourself too seriously, take a moment to feel the peace in your life, home, or environment. If your house is full to the brim with kids then take a few minutes to yourself and just breathe in some calm air, or take the children out and watch them play. Children have a natural ability to have fun and enjoy the environment, kids can make a cardboard box seem like one of the most exciting things they have ever had. Let’s stop chasing for more and just enjoy what we have already. I don’t think many of us live a perfect life and of course, there will be things we don’t like or that can make us unhappy, but if we focus on those, and the fear that life will bring more fear and negativity, then it will make us feel miserable. There’s no need for it, none of us know what the future will bring, so let’s not worry about that, let’s just embrace the now and be happy.

Doing a good deed can make us feel happy, simple things like just letting someone in front of you while driving or letting someone queue jump if they just have a couple of things and we have enough shopping to fill a truck. Saying hello and being kind costs nothing, and smiling is the best thing we can do to spread happiness. If we work to add more happiness into our lives, we will feel better but so will everyone else. Maybe we need to find things that make us smile, learn a new hobby, or watch a funny film or video, all of these may help. I know some people struggle with depression and that can need deeper help to work things through. But these will help, once we get our mind on our side it won’t be just a goal we set, it will be a new positive habit. Habits take time to form so do make sure you keep your happy goals going for a while, or even forever if you like how it makes you feel.

We have to embrace how lucky we are and all the good things we have in our world, time is precious, and we shouldn’t waste the gift of life we have been given. Spread the smiles and happiness wherever you go and you will feel lighter and brighter because of it. A new focus can also help us forget about the bad habits we may have been carrying and in doing so we can kill two birds with one stone. There are many more things we can do to bring happiness into our lives, so do think of the things that feel right for you, there is no right or wrong way, only your way. Have an amazing day and smile as many times as you can. Sara x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s