Creating More Moments of Joy
The truth for me is that more of my life is spent doing the day-to-day mundane things and far less of the TV version of life. Lets face it; there is not much joy in washing dishes or exercising on a treadmill for 30 minutes. So how do we find joy in the not so joyful things?
Here are 3 tips that I try to put into practise:
1. Be thankful: Realize that everything that turns out to be difficult is the evidence of something good.
be thankful for the sink full of dirty dishes... you are blessed with food to eat
be thankful for the family disagreement... you are blessed to have family
be thankful for the difficult boss... you are blessed with a job
be thankful for the fingerprints, messy rooms and constant noise... you are
blessed with a precious gift from God - children
2. Do first things first
Ever notice how you suddenly find the time to make all those phone calls when you have a report or other deadline that you are dreading. My kitchen always becomes immaculate around month end because I would much rather clean than prepare financial reports. Try to make it a habit to do the unpleasant tasks first. Once they are out of the way you’ve got the rest of the day to do the things you enjoy.
3. Plan for fun ... strive to do something new and different every day. Meet a new person, visit a new place or simply plan to stop and smell the roses. Enjoy the everyday journey of life and try not to get caught up in the day to day. Every day is a gift from God so rejoice in it!!!