Take some time out everyday for yourself. Time to just breathe. Time to just be. Time to reflect. Time to have fun. Time to indulge. Time to rest. Happiness is a lifestyle. It’s a choice you make every single day that you wake up. Maintaining happiness IS difficult in a world that will constantly descend on you. I’ve been saying that a lot to people lately. The world will ALWAYS (it’s guaranteed) descend on you.

You will encounter ups and downs. You will have days where sh*t just doesn’t go your way. Being happy is not reliant upon what is happening around you. Ouch…I know, that hurt didn’t it! Happiness is NOT dependant upon your financial status or work load. It’s not determined by your credit score or if you bought a new car. Regardless of everything happening OUT THERE – happiness can be maintained. Yes dolls…it can remain steady and the way to do that is to learn that happiness starts inside of you.

You make you happy. I know some of you don’t believe that – you think there’s someone out there who is supposed to MAKE you happy. Nope. You think you’ll be happy when you get the job you desire or when your bank account has a ton of zeros at the end. Nope. Some of the most successful and rich people are the most unhappy and that is because they thought all that STUFF would bring them happiness. When you take time for you, you learn to just be with yourself. You become your own best friend rather than your own worst enemy. You become your own cheerleader. You learn to accept yourself – even all those quirky little things you do. You invest in yourself and learn from yourself and challenge yourself. Every relationship dolls starts within yourself. Every experience you have starts within. When you feel good on the inside, you experience that exact feel-good feeling on the outside – be it in another human being or in an experience. So take some time everyday to just be. Sit and enjoy yourself. Love yourself and laugh at yourself. Embrace it all and be at peace with it all. Self-love and self-acceptance are the keys to happiness darlings. And guess what…you hold those keys always – so you are the only one that determines your level of happiness, no matter what is happening out there! Today’s Daily Affirmation is:

I am at peace with who I am. I am happy on the inside.