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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
My current season of life is an incredibly stressful one where everything is up in the air. There are big decisions to be made, there is no plan (I really just always need there to be a plan), and I pretty much wake up and say good morning to my hovering anxiety every day.
But…I think I’m also the happiest and most grounded I’ve been. And I think that’s because I’ve stopped trying to mess with the big things and have been focusing on living day-to-day life instead.
I’ve recently discovered some super easy ways to be happier, no matter what the circumstances are.
Realize the difference between things you can control and things you can’t. This is a big one for me. I would like a detailed plan for my future and I’d like one right now, thank you very much. But that’s just not in the cards at the moment. So spending my time worrying and stressing over what I have no control over? That’s just stupid.
Get excited over the small things. Something so small, like spilling my coffee, will happen and I’ll get upset over it. But something small and good will happen, like an extra long green light, and it will go by completely unnoticed.
If you’re going to get upset over the bad littles, get excited over the good littles.
Make an effort to be thankful. I talk about this all the time, but it’s so true! If someone asked you if you were thankful for your relationship or your house or your car, you’d say yes. But it’s probably not something you think about on a daily basis.
When your heart is grateful and your mind is thinking thankful thoughts, you’re happier. It’s just that simple.
Clean up. I’m a messy person. I like to blame it on my creative mind, but really, I just don’t like to clean.
That being said, I’m the happiest and most relaxed when my house is clean. Sometimes it’s well worth it to suck it up and clean for an hour or two and then be able to enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Fill your day with little joys. Sometimes the smallest things can turn your whole day around. I’m on a big hot tea kick lately, so I’ve started bringing a little bag to work with a mug and truvia and a bunch of tea bags. A few times a day, I’ll pick out a different flavor and have a cup of tea while I’m working, and it’s stupid how much happier it makes my entire day.
Take advantage of the little things, the cheap things, the silly things, and make your own happiness.
Realize there’s some stuff that’s just gotta go. You’re never going to have a happy life if you’re always surrounded by negativity. I think it’s important to examine your life every now and then and see what you need to get rid of.
What makes you a happier person?
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