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Road to Happiness

Would you say that you're happy? How do you get to your happy place? If you had to paint a picture of what your road to happiness looks like, what would it look like?

Most people have a dirt road to happiness and a highway to pain. Condition yourself so that you have a highway to pleasure.
— Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is right. For so many, the path to pain is so much easier then the path to positivity, joy, and happiness. And guess what? We are wired to do that. Yep. You can check out this article for more about that.

The good news is is that you can rewire your brain. I've talked about this before in the blog. And this is a topic I am truly passionate about because I did it.

I don't think I would go so far as to label myself as a reformed "negative person" or "pessimist." But certainly before my life coach training, it was much easier for me to see the negatives around me as opposed to the positive.

How did I make the shift? Two ways. The first was to become conscious. I became aware of my patterns, my thoughts, my blocks. I dug deep. I became aware of stories I told myself that prevented me from having what I wanted. The second way I made the shift was to practice gratitude. I've also talked about this at least a handful of times in the blog. Check out my Gratitude Experiment post if you want suggestions on a couple of gratitude practices that may work for you.

My road to happiness is no longer a dirt road. It is a short, direct, glass road that allows me to glide to happiness effortlessly (more times than not). My road is flanked by beautiful hydrangeas (my favorite flower) and surrounded by lush green grass and wildflowers as far as the eye can see.

What does your picture look like? If you don't like the current landscape of your road to happiness, what will you do to change it?

Be open to what comes.

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