Why would my happiness affect you? Why would your happiness affect me? I love being happy and I’m excited to spread my ripples of happiness out to you, I hope my writing helps you spread your ripples out too.
I’m a big believer in changing for a good reason not just because things haven’t changed for a while. I found myself in a rut of settling. Previously things were ok in my world. I have two wonderful girls, a husband who happily provides for my family, four jobs which light me up (five if you include being a writer, which I will soon. Scrap that, I have five jobs! ), I live very close to a gorgeous beach, I’m very close to my family and I felt strong and mainly healthy. Yet, something wasn’t right. I wasn’t sleeping well. Things could definitely have been better between my husband and I. I kept talking to him about what I wasn’t happy about. But things didn’t change. I was losing my energy for life and it was affecting every facet of my world. We saw a counsellor for a long time and some things improved. However, it was when I decided to make changes to myself that things really improved.
It started with small things like memes on Facebook. If they really lit me up I’d share them. Let the ripples begin. Someone else’s ripples had given me ripples and then I passed them on.
I found an awesome online program about emotional eating. I say, I found it but I feel like it found me, I was just in the right space to receive it. At the time I didn’t think I often ate for emotional reasons but I was super interested in learning about emotional responses and strategies to help me feel happier. Long story short, I discovered through this program that many of the times I was eating was for emotional reasons. If I’d asked myself “Are you hungry?”, my answer would have been something along the lines of “I could eat” or “I want to eat” or “I feel like buttery toast” etc etc etc.
The main thing I gained through this amazing program was better sleep. There’s a reason they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture, it messes with your entire being.
Better sleep resulted in more energy. More energy resulted in less emotional eating. Less emotional eating resulted in me being more aware of what was running in my mind, soul and heart. Knowing what was running in my mind, soul and heart gave me more clarity. Clarity gave me peace. Peace gave me confidence. Confidence gave me the courage to start my writing career. Courage brought me here, writing for my own blog, Happiness Ripples, even though I wasn’t totally ready!
Does any of the above “ring true” for you? Where would your ripples start? How far could your ripples go?
We are but a drop in the pond of life. Every drop of happiness can ripple further than we’d ever know. I hope to feel your ripples one of these days.
“See” you in the pond of life sometime soon.
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