As we enter what is often thought of as the happiest time of the year, the holidays, I want to ask the non-rhetorical question: How happy are you?
Very? Mostly? A bit?
And while the holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time, many deal with struggles of lost loved ones, physical illness, mental health, and financial worries. Financial fitness isn’t necessarily about the thickness of your wallet but about the condition of your heart (as the Grinch reminds us).
As it turns out, only about 1 in 7 folks say they’re very happy these days.¹
Most of us would like to be happier. ¹
In fact, many folks are unhappier than ever, and our wellbeing is being impacted as a result.¹
That’s left many of us chasing happiness.²
And the more we chase it, the more it eludes us.
But what if we didn’t have to chase it at all? What if we already have what we need to be happier during this holiday season?
Thing is, we don’t derive the most joy and fulfillment in life from the things we buy for ourselves or others.
With a few simple (but profound) life upgrades, we can start to get more satisfaction out of life. The gift of time that we give ourselves and others is often more precious, appreciated and impactful and anything bought at the mall. That’s the focus of this month’s post.
What we do and how we think can have a big impact on how we experience the world. It can also affect our health and wellbeing. When we upgrade our habits and attitudes, we can open ourselves up to more happiness at what can be the most joyous time of the year.
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