5 Easy Ways to Create More Joy
5 Easy Ways to Create Joy Today
Manifesting joy in your life is easier than you might think. You can create it by making a conscious effort to do more things that make you happy and focus on bringing the joy.
“I Bring the Joy” is an important mindset to learn and regularly practice. It’s not just about what happens to you. More importantly, it is about your reactions to events, circumstances, people, and situations. Sometimes joy may feel impermanent or fickle, but you can create it and make it a stable part of your life.
Here’s some simple tips to help you create more joy in your life:
Make a change. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn how to play the piano or take a professional cooking class, you can make changes in your life that lead to joy.
Don’t let fear stop you from making changes.
Joy tends to be on the other side of fear. Can you imagine how you'll feel when you finally take the class you’ve always wanted? Or can you picture how you’d feel when you switch careers to something you love?
The change doesn’t have to be huge. Take small steps toward your dreams.
Realize that your happiness depends on you. You can’t expect your life to get better by doing nothing every day. So make a change to take you in the direction you wish to go.
Practice gratitude. It’s easy to focus on the day-to-day stress and lose sight of the simple things that you’re thankful for.
Make a list or keep a journal of all the good things in your life. Review it each day. This will help you find peace and joy on a daily basis. You'll see that your life isn’t made up of just negative moments.
Your gratitude list can include ordinary things such as having a home, a bed, or a breakfast every morning. The key is to focus on the areas of your life that make you feel happy.
Make a happy board. Similar to a vision board, a happy board is filled with things that make you happy — right now — rather than goals that you’re working toward.
For example, if the beach is one of your favorite places, fill your happy board with images of beaches.
You can make it on paper or design it online. The key is to use the space to add things that bring joy to your life. This acts as a manifesting agent and will help you get more of the things you love.
Stop focusing on your flaws. One of the things that hurts your ability to have more joy is focusing on your flaws. We all do it.
The flaws can be both internal and external. If others are concentrating on your flaws, then it’s time to move on and find new friends. Likewise, if you’re paying too much attention to your own flaws, then it’s time to change your mindset.
Practice love and acceptance each day. Recognize your flaws without focusing on them.
Forgive yourself. You can’t experience happiness if you’re constantly blaming yourself and making yourself feel awful. It’s important to learn how to forgive yourself if you want to experience more joy.
Learn to let go of the guilt and shame that has built up in your life. Negative situations come up for everyone. Consciously avoid dwelling on them. Accept what happened and try to do better in the future; that’s all you can and should do.
Practice forgiveness and stifle your inner critic for good. View forgiveness as a way to use self-care on a daily basis.
Joy doesn’t have to be a fleeting moment you feel on occasion. Let joy be a bigger part of your daily existence. Bring the Joy! Use these strategies and enjoy your life.
Joe Mitchell Esquire, is a High Performance Coach, who has logged over 35 years of in-depth study of personal and spiritual development. In his studies, he has done hundreds of self development courses, spiritual retreats and health-related workshops. He is a certified yoga teacher, meditation teacher, EFT Practitioner, NLP Practitioner and a graduate of three coaching academies. He was also a member of a religious order for 5 years. Joe is a Harvard-educated lawyer and entrepreneur who had a 20 year career as a criminal and personal injury attorney. In 2016, he decided to turn his heart's passion into a career as a Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Trainer. For information on the programs Joe offers and his high performance videos and writings, visit www.activateyourgreatness.com.