The fifth piece of content for Project 10 Is the importance of simply chasing happiness.
I woke up this morning with a renewed vigour, realising in the last couple of years I could’ve done a lot more to be happier…
Numbers aren’t the be all and end all, but i woke up this morning to see followers of this blog rose to nearly 1,200. Absolutely staggering that I’ve reached out to that many people so thank you for all the support. But that moment I realised I was pumped to be blogging, putting my opinion out and hearing peoples thoughts back, some of the messages I’ve received have been amazing and it made me realise I’m starting to find my happy place.
Last year I was in a job I didn’t enjoy, as well as dealing with other things mentally, which ultimately made me a bit of a misery for 6 months. But with the help of other people and a bit of realisation I wasn’t happy, it was obvious a change was needed. So I did it, I got the change I wanted in a new job, to ultimately put me on course for the next step which was doing this.
But the one thing I learned from this was that if you realise you’re not happy, do something about it. Don’t sit on your arse and settle. Too long I probably didn’t put enough focus on myself but now I’ve committed to this blog I’m certain I’m on the track to something even bigger and better, taking this blog to big places.
Don’t settle for a job you’re not happy with, you can always do something about it. I bode my time and researched how to develop myself into writing health, wellness and fitness topics, and researched a new career which would give me the skills I need for the future (sales has allowed me to channel my person passion and taught me new ways to get my story out).
But the minute you realise you’re not happy don’t hide away from it. Assess if it’s something you genuinely want to get away from, be it a relationship, a career, where you live, your training, negative people, whatever. Whatever makes you unhappy, get rid of it, or change it, if you care so much about it or can change the situation.
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Infact the best change I made was starting to listen to podcasts or audiobooks of inspiring people, or people who I looked up to. The success stories, and horror stories that also accompany it, always gave a life lesson
There’s an amazing expression too: You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. This is something I stick to massively, and it’s easy to do.
I spend about 2-3 hours a day in the car listening to audio books, so those people really have an impact on me. But it’s amazing what you can achieve when you surround yourself with people that inspire you. When you’re surrounded by negativity it’s easy to absorb and has the potential to hold you back. So whatever you do, choose to cut off negativity, follow those inspiring people on Instagram or Facebook, and get happy. You’ll realise when you turned the corner…
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If you missed the previous four posts on Project 10: The ten tips to give you a better well-being, check them all out here:
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— Charge Nutrition (@chargecentral) July 10, 2016