Happiness is a journey

by RHert
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For the last several months I've been struggling. Nothing was really wrong I just couldn't seem to be happy. No matter what I did I was stressed.
The other night I ended up staying out past midnight hanging out with friends. It was the first time I'd taken some time off for me. Time when I didn't have to feel stressed by the demands of work and family.
For a few blissful hours it was as if none of it existed.
After that it was as if I'd gone through a transformation. I couldn't stop smiling. Everything was so much better. Even the things that I struggled with the day before came easily.

Sometimes you need these breaks. Stress can destroy everything you are working for, so if you feel stressed take a few hours and laugh. Not a light laugh, but the full blown laugh that lifts you into the sky and makes you soar.
#happiness #journey #mindset #stress #struggle
  • Profile picture of the author newseller
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    I couldn't agree more. Sometimes it's mind over matter-or over money. You need to take the time to ignore all the pressure and get away, even if it's just to the bathtub or a friend's house next door.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
    Couldn't agree more.

    Make a choice - go out with your friends or stay in and work - be happy or be sad - worry and be stressed or accept the situation and work on fixing it.

    Good choice. Sometimes you just need to get away from what's causing the stress and relax.

    Take good care of those that you love.

    Robbie T
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Perry
    I have been there. Laughter is the best cure for this. When I am frustrated with anything in life, taking some time with friends and family is the best cure.

    Don't sweat the small things!
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  • Profile picture of the author SalinaJohnson
    LIfe = Good Time + Bad Time . SO you should be happy your bad time still waiting for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremiah L
    Like I like to say:
    Success is not the absence of previous faillure.
    Joy is not the absence of previous pain.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcorvin
    Absolutely...what is life if you can LIVE it fully...I know what its like to work 18 hour days for long periods of time. When you kids say "daddy, when are you going to spend time with me."...I decided long ago that LIVING life, family, building relationships with yourself and with others is more important than money..

    But a fun thing happens...when you are happy with your life...the money follows. People want to do business with happy people.

    It all comes down to choice..

    "Today I will CHOOSE to be Happy"

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author RobbieT
      Originally Posted by michaelcorvin View Post

      Absolutely...what is life if you can LIVE it fully...I know what its like to work 18 hour days for long periods of time. When you kids say "daddy, when are you going to spend time with me."...I decided long ago that LIVING life, family, building relationships with yourself and with others is more important than money..

      But a fun thing happens...when you are happy with your life...the money follows. People want to do business with happy people.

      It all comes down to choice..

      "Today I will CHOOSE to be Happy"

      Michael
      Too true.

      As a wise man once said -

      "there is no way to happiness...happiness is the way"

      Take good care of those that you love.

      Robbie T
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryKathan
    Balance is very important - having FUN can actually make you much more productive when you are working.

    Glad you are making time for your friends and fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arroway
    My way of doing that is to go into the forest - there is no more natural place for a human being to be. It gives you a kind of peace you can never find in the city, no matter where you go or who you are with.

    Allen
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  • Profile picture of the author icegin
    Absolutely. Breaks are not only important, they are quite necessary if you don't want to burn yourself out. Taking some time off every now and again will recharge your batteries and make you more productive
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony707
    So true, timeout is vital for health and happiness...

    I'm lucky enough to have a park across from my home office and often duck across during the day with my radio controlled helicopter or glider for some time out.

    I always come back feeling calm and refreshed.
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  • Profile picture of the author lopezanita
    pretty awesome share
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  • Profile picture of the author Daystar11
    Being outside, in nature, is definitely the way to go. I love walking near bodies of water, I'm often near the river or the bay; and being around lots of old trees, I find very soul satisfying.
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    • Profile picture of the author MattOwen
      good post, Its always good to be reminded of this. As a full time student I encounter the "burn out" far to often. I'll spend 6 straight hours or so studying for a test and its seems like it will never sink in. Just then I take an hour or two and get away from the books for a bit, When I get back everything clicks and is so much clearer than before i took a break.
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  • Profile picture of the author lapeoro
    I agree with your views and by laughing we can get out of the stress.Each and everything is important in life but happiness is the most important thing through out the life.It must be a part in the day to day life.Then we can enjoy the journey of life and we can lead our life in achieving what we want.

    Guys enjoy your life with happiness as a journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author madamemagz
    yes that was true.. and don't forget to get 10 minutes meditation every morning
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