We all have good and bad days simultaneously, but sometimes those bad days can make us feel like we are having a bad life. That is the thing that I’m constantly thinking about whatever I’m presented with a challenge is, okay this is a challenging day, but certainly doesn’t mean that I have a bad life.
You should believe that there is always something to smile about, but sometimes despite your very best efforts trying to live the most inspired, happy, fulfilled life that you can. You are just not feeling joy. There are four things that are the main culprit of taking that joy away from you. Without wasting your time the details are as below.
Fear of Missing Out
I love some social media too right, but if you are not feeling very joyful probably the last thing you want to do is hop on over to Facebook and see how fabulous everyone’s life is. Let’s face it people only post on FB what they want you to see, but the fact of the matter is we all struggle, we all have bad days. So, be careful that you are not looking at what everyone else is posting and letting that affact your life and making you feel like you’re missing out. Because the only thing you’re missing out on is what’s happening right now.
Only Working to Pay The Bills
The second thing that is believed can really steal our joy is when we’re just working to pay the bills. Whether you are working a nine to five job, you are an entrepreneur from maybe you are a stay at home mom. Our work is what takes up the majority of our day. So if you feel like you are only working to pay the bills. Then that is just such an unfulfilled place yo be. So how can you shift your mindset from that dread of maybe going to work every day and finding something that the position right now that you really like?
Maybe it is time to write out that gratitude list about your job and if you are not enjoying it, you know the person that can change that, is you. Maybe you can not do it right now today, but it is something that you can look at and whether you can find joy in that environment that you are in or you can find something else that will really fulfil you. Maybe it’s something outside of your job. Maybe you can look at taking on a hobby or something that you enjoy. Most of our days are fulfilled by doing our work. So is your work fulfilling to you, and if not could that be what is stealing your joy.
Waiting For The Perfect Time
When we do want to create something different right, whether it is big or small, we wait for that perfect time. We wait for the time that the universe and the ducks are all in a row, but seriously there is no perfect time. there is only the time that you decide is perfect. So, if you have been waiting to create this joyful thing. This opportunity maybe it’s a new career for you or a relationship or starting a Keyword tool, but you’ve just been waiting for that perfect time. I really encourage you to take the time perfect now. Because that’s all we have is right now.
Attempting to do too much at once
The fourth culprit that may be stealing your joy is that you’re trying to do everything right now. Instead of taking little steps to get there. Let’s take you have started a business and it is not as successful as you were hoping it would be. Or you are in the middle of the blooming relationship, whatever it is when we’re trying to accomplish a really big task and we haven’t set ourselves up to reach the small ones first. It just seems overwhelming and daunting and before you know it there’s no joy and we’re completely giving up. So instead of trying to eat the elephant, just take the first step today.
It that the fear of missing out for you? is it perhaps that you are only working to pay the bills. You’re waiting for that perfect time to do it is that you feel like you’re called to and perhaps you’re trying to do it all too soon. So, just take a moment and check-in and figure out what it is that stealing your joy. Just get up in the morning and take 10 minutes and read something, put on inspirational music that fills your soul. Look at all the day, whenever a challenge comes up because you know it will take a moment and go. This is just an isolated event. You should consider this is not my life.