Living Happily Ever After

Well hello there!


This week I've declared to by my happy week. Before you jump the gun and think that every week should be happy week, let me explain further. For a long time I was in this really rough mental patch, which if you've been a long time reader or an avid archiver, you'd know. It's been a little over a year since I've managed to get out of that, and I, just like everyone else, still have my bad days. But for a solid amount of time recently, I've been really happy. 

With no rhyme, no reason - just simply happy. That's with myself, my body, my life, my relationships... everything. I didn't really notice it, it kind of hit me like a tonne of bricks, as did my sadness when it came. I think after that left I went through this state of just being okay, being alive, being. And that was okay with me because it wasn't sadness, and anything that wasn't sadness was good. But then I got stuck in that phase of just being okay and got really bored of it. So I started doing more things that made me genuinely happy.

I learned what I really liked and have done more of that. I learned what I definitely didn't like and got rid of those quickly. I set achievable goals for myself. I opened up my can of worms that I had hidden. I let the negativity out. And I became happy which is the greatest thing I've ever done for myself. I wake up each morning - pissy during the week because I have to get up for work - happy and do things that will only make me happier.

Which is why I decided to have a happy week. I think there's a time in everyone's life where they come to this point of just being happy with where and who they are. And I feel like those times aren't shared as much as the bad ones which is really odd. So I figured it was time to stop sharing strictly the bad days, partly in hopes to draw in sympathy, and it was time to start sharing the good ones, in hope to encourage others to find their happiness.

There's this stigma around being happy, that everyone should be there right now or pretend they're there. That it's this simple thing, to just choose happiness. And sometimes it is, it's that first step to deciding that you deserve it. It's not that easy. It's hard work, and it takes a while. But in the end, it's so worth it. 

And with that, I leave you with words from Max Ehrmann,
"And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy."
Until next time...
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