I want to be happy; where do I start?

I often discuss happiness with my friends, mostly related to our respective paths, our desires and frustrations.  Through my own observations and theirs, I have come to realize that most people want to be happy but don’t know where to start.

Many of my readers already know, I consider myself a very ordinary person, with ups and downs like everyone else. My life consists of much the same routines and challenges you may have in yours.  I am not the almighty guru or all knowing expert, nor the incredibly rich, “I have no problems in the world” marketing genius.

I have however found happiness within me and when the going gets tough, I search inside to get back on track. This means I do have my moments, I do get upset, frustrated or disappointed. It also means I have found a way to get back up on my feet each time.

I want to inspire you to do the same. My goal is to find different ways of addressing the issues that most touch you in your life.  I have been learning a lot through seminars and webinars and I want to put my newfound knowledge to good use to share my experience with you. This is what makes me happy today!

In the meantime, I want to go back to a topic that I consider extremely important. You will find many past articles about Journaling. I want to go back to this primary tool of self-discovery to help you see its relevance in your life.

For today, take out your notebook or computer and write anything that comes to mind. Get used to expressing your thoughts in actual words (as opposed to just thinking them in your head).  I prefer using a notebook, so if you don’t have one, stop by the store to get a school notebook and nice pen you can use daily. Let’s try to make writing in your Journal a habit.

Coming up next will be discovering what makes you who you are today.

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4 Responses to “I want to be happy; where do I start?”

  1. jeannedowell says:

    I like your honesty Carmen . It helps me when I’m down knowing that you get this way too, but can climb back up again. I guess the msg is to just keep moving, being real and not look to outside “stuff” to make us happy. Thanks Carmen

    • Carmen Marie says:

      Thank you Jeanne for your message. It touches me to read about how my message does make sense to you, as it must also make sense to so many other readers out there. Yes indeed, I have my moments, we all do right? I think we just have to accept that there is a bit of work involved in getting back up and it’s so worth it! Happiness does indeed lie within…

      We’re not alone! Let’s do it together!! You have support here on TheNewHappyMe!!
      Let’s encourage others to write too!
      Thank you again Jeanne and don’t hesitate to write to me whenever your heart has something to say!!! :)

  2. Peter Wright says:

    “Ordinary” is not a word I would use to describe you Carmen. By your examples of dedication to helping others and your consistency in getting your message out, I would suggest “extraordinary”.

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