Believe me, there was a time (actually a few decades) when I didn't really like Mondays (or sundays).
I ruined the half of my weekend thinking about Monday and I felt stressed out about the coming work week.
I often worked on Sunday evenings to make the next week easier. There were always so much to do and I felt like I never got anything finished as there were always something new coming up. Yes, there is a reason why it is called rat race. I kept doing what I thought I should do instead of thinking what I wanted and desired. I chased some kind of gold shiny objects and believed, it would eventually make me happy.
Now when I've been out of the corporate world for five years it's clear why I felt so miserable and anxious then.
I missed the crucial feelings of fulfillment. Stress and busyness had numbed me. My work didn't feel meaningful and work is a crucial part of our lives, as we all know. We need to do what we like.
We need to do what we like.
For a very long time, I believed success create happiness.
It's a common belief that makes many people miserable. We have learned that we should be rewarded for the hard work and often people sacrifice their own happiness/health/wellness for doing the things they don't even like, but believing happiness is the reward of the hard work and sacrifices.
The big secret is: happiness is a key to success.
By changing this belief I got clarity and was able to make the exit plan from the business world and started creating the life I truly wanted.
Watch the video and learn what you can do to improve your happiness today:
We create change by cultivating the art of presence, making conscious choices, shifting our mindset and making steady, constant improvements towards our goals - that is how you can create a happy life.
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How has it been for you - let me know in the comments below. What does success mean to you? Have you found the balance between success and happiness? How did you make the change?
There is no right answer to these things and I am eager to hear your experience in the comments below :)
Much love, Jenni