I’m in Orlando most of this week visiting my youngest son Taylor and trying to spend quantity time with some of our other children and grandchildren during Easter break. Taylor is working in the college program at “The Happiest Place on Earth”.
The interesting thing is that, for the most part, I’m witnessing a lot of people here that really don’t seem very happy and there could be a lot of reasons causing their fog.
We’re living during a time of comfort, abundance, and opportunity. We travel the world at ease. We can do and see things other generations only dreamed of. And yet, with all the new beginnings comes stress and expectations. It’s easy to get heavily in debt. It is also easy to get so overburdened with calendaring and e-connecting that there isn’t sufficient time to relax, let alone take time to smell the roses.
Finding your bright spot might be a challenge. You have to pursue it relentlessly. It begins with setting priorities, then never losing focus of the target.
One tip might be to stop opening your email for one hour as you begin each day. Put that smart phone away until you have time to set your four or five most important priorities. You will likely be amazed at how much more you’ll get done each day in less time if you organize your thoughts and write them down then determine the order of importance (I have a simple but effective form just for this purpose. Shoot me an email request and I’ll email it back to you).
Happiness and joy should remain a lifelong goal. I’m working hard to achieve it and I hope the same for you.