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10 From GEM: 10 Simple Ways To Find Joy in A Hectic World

10 From GEM:
10 Simple Ways To Find
Joy in A Hectic World

We must pursue happiness for it is the single most important step we can take to cultivate a fulfilling and enriched life. Joy prompts smiling and smiling makes you feel good. Life is tough enough, so why not equip yourself with heartfelt, permanent joy to help deal with life’s challenges. Joy gives you hope, it fosters a positive outlook on the future and allows you to chase what is good and always define goodness all around you, leaving negativity and gloom behind you.

Here are 10 simple ways to find joy in your life. Try one or a couple and before you know it you’ll be boundless in your personal pursuit of joy.


2. Embrace the Moment

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Photo Credit: David Niblick, Embrace uncertainty by living in the moment. Focus on your task at hand. Enjoy and seize the moment in front of you because once it is finished it can never be retrieved. You can only control what you do today, which will have a ripple effect on the near future. By focusing on your task at hand, you'll complete it properly and without fail. Furthermore, you won't have time to worry needlessly about tomorrow. Things have a way of falling into place anyway, so let impending things arrive when they arrive. Life unfolds in the present, yet we spend countless hours ruminating about the past and what will be, all the while, allowing the present to slip away. When we're at work we dream of being on vacation, yet, when on vacation we worry about the pile of tasks that await at work. We always feel as if we have to be doing something and hardly take the time to be still, to be quiet and to be calm. We need to become more mindful which means we need to give intentional attention to the present. When this happens we observe our thoughts instead of allowing our thoughts to carry us away. Mindful people are happier, more exuberant, more empathetic, and more secure. Avoid worrying about the future, instead, cultivate what you have in front of you now that will potentially be your future. Let loose and savour the moments, what will be will be.

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