I do judge myself for writing this because I never wanted to be *that* person BUT... For most of my life I have been chasing a successful career, husband, own home, financial freedom.. and the rest. I was never happy with what I had and I always wanted more.
Earlier this year I nearly lost all that I had achieved and as I sit here typing, I’m in more debt than I’ve ever been and financial freedom is far far far far away - and so is owning my home. However, I am quite deliriously happy.
When I nearly lost it all, I decided that my current attitude to life (pessimism, preparing for the worst etc), had resulted in the s*** hitting the fan and clearly it wasn’t working for me. I read the Happiness Trap which just reiterated that happiness isn’t a destination and I adjusted my goals in life. As I sit here 7 months later, I now have a job that I adore, I appreciate that there’s more to life than work, I’ve been able to consolidate my debt and most importantly I feel at peace.... something which I haven’t felt for years.
They say it’s easier to choose to be negative in life... it’s easier to moan and not change anything. However, if you can work on appreciating what you’ve got (including a roof over your head, family, food on the table), it’s truly quite a remarkable experience and one I’d HIGHLY recommend 😘