How great would it be for you to design your own happy paradise - a place where you can go to recharge, build your resiliency, feel loved and appreciated all in the blink of an eye? As you imagine this place do you smell the salt water and can you feel the ocean breeze caress your skin? Or maybe your happy place is filled with snow, mountains, and ice. Wherever the place you image you can experience that feeling happy without spending a dime!
I have three happy places - home, U.S. bound, and across the globe, which is the equivalent to “break this glass and save everyone now!” My at home happy place is my music. I have a supply of songs and favorite artists who can transport me to a place of comfort, safety, and reprieve. I start my day to music (and of course seeing my son off to school makes my heart happy too). My at home happy place takes care of my mind. As stress, family and work priorities increase I need to visit my other happy places to reconnect with what matters most in my life.
In this week’s Sun-day design I want you to create your happy place for three destinations each supporting different intensity levels in your life. You can continue to create your happy, purposeful, and success-filled place at the Design Your Year event on Saturday, December 13, 2014! Click here for more information.
The clue for creating your alternate happy places is the more support you need the deeper you go within yourself to find it. Where’s the beach and sunshine in that? Well, the brightest light you’ll find is the one shining within you. When I’m craving my U.S. bound happy place which sounds like, “I need a vacation” it means I need to find a way to unblock my energy because there’s a cloud hovering over my inner light. To lift that weight I’ll go have a massage, journal my thoughts, and examine ways my daily habits and practices are out of alignment with my dreams. I recreate my happy place by taking care of my body.
If I’ve attempted to take care of my mind and my body and theirs still some unresolved yearning to feel happy then the global destination is to the spirit within. Oh don’t get me wrong, a trip with a guru to the Himalayas would be great too, and in lieu of that excursion, I have my practices in yoga, mediation, and sitting in silence. It’s time to reestablish my sense of purpose. Your happy place is yours to design each day. Create a variety of practices at your disposal that are a happy place for your mind, body and spirit.
Leave a comment and share what you do and the places you go to feel happy.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.