Notice the title didn’t ask, “Where is Your Happy Place?”
There is a subtle distinction. But, this subtly packs a wallop. I want you to think about the elements that would be in, part and present at your happy place.
Would laughter, respect, solving a customer problem, horseback riding, your children, to be understood, selling your products, running, picnics, worship, painting, balancing the checkbook, etc…be on your list?
A simple exercise to identify elements that make you happy is to take seven minutes and write down everything that makes you happy.
DO NOT overthink this. This is not about practicality or even responsibility.
Once you have that list, read it over 7 different times over the next 3 days. After allowing your happy elements to percolate in your brain, take your list and identify the top 7. Then rank them in order of importance. Now, add a “p” to the elements you have present and an “a” to the ones that are absent.
Where do your happy elements fit in your life now?
Where do you find them?
How can you add the ones that are absent?