My husband has an allotment. Whilst I was working from home today with our boys happily playing around the house, he decided to go. It was pouring with rain (our beautiful British weather) but he has a greenhouse and shed which he loves to potter in.
Whilst I was enjoying a late lunch break with a much needed cuppa, he came back through the door. He was glowing and buzzing from the time he spent there re-organising a few things ready for Spring and enjoying the sound of the rain on the greenhouse glass. No doubt a welcome break from the home during this crazy lockdown and some time for him to think.
He was in his happy place and I stopped to notice how good it is for all people to feel like that. We all have a happy place and often it is very different from everyone else’s.
My husband is sociable and likes to be busy. He loves a project and feeling like he has accomplished something.
I on the other hand love quiet time, blogging, journaling, reading and learning. For many years I tried to convince myself that being a social butterfly was my happy place – maybe it was for a time when I was younger – or maybe I just thought that was supposed my happy place?
I think now more than ever – during this great awakening and a time when we have the space to go inside, we can stop focusing on the fear mongering, propaganda and noise of the world and look inward to discover what our happy place truly is.
No more looking to the outside world to make us happy because true happiness comes from within – and from being honest about what feels good to us as individuals instead of going along with what feels good to everyone else!
So what is yours? Journaling, meditating, socialising, laughing at a good comedy, reading, long bubble baths, researching, learning, gardening, cooking, bike riding, walking, being by the sea, walking your dog, cuddling up with your children, being silly, exercising… the list is endless!
Your happy place doesn’t have to be complicated or costly – sometimes the best things in life truly are free!
Something that helped me a long time ago was making a ‘joy’ list. Just 10 or so things that I love to do that bring me joy. Just getting this down on paper felt good and it was great list to pick from when I felt a bit ‘out of sorts’ and needed to find my happy place again….
…because spending time in that happy place is now more important than ever to keep your vibration high.