Happiness really can be a choice, and most of us think the goal in life is to be happy -all of the time.
But most of us missed the memo that life is actually 50/50.
50% good and 50% bad.
Thinking that we are supposed to be happy ALL of the time is a fallacy. Yet, most of us make ourselves even more miserable because we are beating ourselves up that we are not happy all the time. We use the ability to be happy (or the lack of ability) as a measure of success, and so when we are not happy we make that mean that there is something wrong with us.
The reality is that being able to experience all emotions allows us to have the full human experience - and sometimes we really do not want to be happy about an event or situation in our life (think about when someone you love has died).
There is power in being able to experience all emotions and a freedom that comes from knowing you are not broken if you are not happy all of the time. You are a perfect human, with a perfect human brain, experiencing the full and perfect human experience.
Take a minute and think about what emotions are you avoiding in your life? How are you using food, alcohol, Netflix, shopping, etc... to avoid feeling? Learning how to identify your emotions and feel them is a skill I work on with my clients.
If this resonates with you, come spend an hour with me. We can talk about how your brain actually operates and you can discover how much closer to perfect you actually are. Click here to schedule your free consult with me now.