There are no secrets to happiness, we just don't tend to like the truth.
That less is more.
That you can't buy it
That it's to be found in the small things and that it's usually free.
That it's quality time and connection.
That it's more about other people than about what you can do for yourself.
It's standing for something important and work to create change.
We talk about thriving when what we need to learn is to be grateful with surviving - considering the privilege most of us have: Full tummies, roof over our heads, friends, family, fresh air, access to medical care, living in relative safety.
The secret to happiness is knowing you already have it - in abundance!
So, stop chasing it.
Stop fearing discomfort.
Stop running away or hiding from difficult feelings or conversations.
Happiness isn't something to strive for or something to obtain.
It's a natural side-effect once you start to focus on what really matters in life.
Until next time, stay safe - and sane - and be kind, to others and yourself.
After all, you're a fucking brilliant human!
And if you still want to know more about how to be happy - I run a monthly 2-hour workshop on how to increase your daily joy and satisfaction in a hans-on, no frills manner, applicable to all, called the Practical Happiness Workshop for only £39
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.