I’ve been doing some self-reflection and wanted to share my musings as it may strike a chord with some of you. We all get the miseries from time to time. If you are feeling sorry for yourself because things are not turning out the way you hoped, or you are comparing yourself to others who have oh, so much more than you do – more money, better job, more recognition, higher status, bigger house, bigger car, bigger and better … everything – then it’s time to take a step back and reassess.
Now, I’m not talking about clinical depression as that requires professional care, and that is not my area of expertise. As a career transition and life coach, I’m talking about that vague feeling of dissatisfaction that is stops us from being happy with our lot in life.
What’s stopping you from feeling happy? Are you really that badly off? We all have the capacity to be happy but if we start to compare ourselves to others who have more, then we’ll always feel we have less. Compare ourselves to those who have less and we gain a generosity of spirit because we are in a position to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Here’s a list of the gifts I’m grateful for and if you have them too, then we are blessed.
I’m sure if we stopped a minute to reflect, we’d find so many more gifts in our lives that we can be grateful for.
I’d love to hear what you are grateful for in the comments below. Let’s create a list that means something to all of us that will remind us why we are lucky enough in life to feel happy.
Wishing you happiness and all good things in life.