What makes you Happy?

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The UN has declared that today is the International Day of Happiness!!

This is a bit freaky because I’ve just checked the dates and its exactly 1 year to the day that I had my own day of happiness, and resigned from my job!! Are they tracking me?

It did get me to thinking however – am I happier since I made that life changing decision? This may seem like a simple question but you will be surprised how many people don’t know what makes them happy, and therefore what makes them tick.

On a happiness register of 1 to 5 I’d say today I’m about a 4- the sun is shining, Lulu our van is getting her new engine, I got loads of jobs done yesterday that I’d been putting off all winter and I’m feeling very positive.

20130320-121946.jpgBut not everyday is like that is it? I’ve had days where the happiness rating is a 1 or 2, usually when I’ve been dealing with problems relating to our ice cream business. but I’ve never had the minus figures, like I used to have in my old life.

Overall I have to say I’m much happier with my life now. I love spending more time with the Dazzler, I like being my own boss, I certainly don’t miss the commute and I like making decisions that impact how our lives will develop. I do get periods of nagging doubt though, which I think is natural. It’s usually during these periods that I develop some of my most innovative ideas, so I’m certainly not scared of those.

I’m lucky though. I get to spend each day doing things which make me happy!! Not everyone has that luxury. Whether we are at work, or parenting, or caring for others it doesn’t often leave time for us to spend time making ourselves happy so this day of happiness do me a favour….

Think about where you are on my happiness register. Then think about the things that make you happy and do at least one!!!!

And if you need some inspiration this may help….

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