Happiness, focus, planning and goals
Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. ~Johann Pestalozzi
So I think we can award tonight’s title as the least exciting title I have ever posted, which of course goes against everything the “blogging gurus” will tell you to do. Of course the only focus for them is number of hits, they always say, make sure you have quality content, but 90% of those articles are all about getting people to click the title link, regardless of its relevancy to the piece. But that is not what I’ve ever wanted the Ministry of Happiness Blog to be, this is about helping us all find a little more happiness, not about the number of hits on the blog, so I’ll live with a bit of a boring title.
Tonight I want to talk about one particular aspect of being happier and that is having goals. These do not have to be Miss America Pageant goals, you know, world peace, ending hunger, or looking really good in a bathing suit. The goals can be as simple as fewer cups of coffee, making the gym a set number of days each week, or as large as checking off 3 bucket list items this year! What happens when we don’t have set goals to achieve is that we languish; we start to fall dangerous close to existing instead of living.
As humans we all need a little fire in our bellies, a little passion in order to truly feel alive, to feel like we have a purpose, this feeling leads to living a happier life. We all need periodically to sit down and re-examine our lives and see if the goals we have still make sense and make sure we have goals we can be passionate about. This is personally pretty relevant to me right now, I’d hit a bit of lull in my life as I come upon a milestone. Very soon I’ll turn 49 and that turns the mind to becoming 50 and identifying if what I’m doing, and if the goals in my life are as relevant as they could be. So, I’ll be turning to my favorite tool for thinking things through, being fortunate enough to live within a couple of hours of the ocean, I’ll be heading to the coast, to sit and listen to the waves and let my mind work through what it has to. We all have our own ways and techniques to do this, and there are many more ways to get there, here’s a piece from the site feelgooder to help out, so take some time, pick you method and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane