Finding Your Happy Spot

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

We all need a happy spot to escape tension, stress, and conflict when life’s challenges threaten to steal our joy. Some people know where this place is and striving to return physically or mentally instills peace, happiness, and a sense of safety. Others of us aren’t sure. But we long to find the place where headaches fade and muscles soften, allowing us to be renewed so we can push through problems.

When we aren’t able to relax, we’re headed for exhaustion and unable to work to our full potential. Establishing our special place takes a little effort, but it’s so worth the effort.

Take a look at the following 11 ideas to help find your happy spot.

  1. A creative person longs for means of artful expression. When something of beauty is attained, imagination swirls and emotions are gratified. A variety of art forms can fill the need: a walk through a museum; adding color to a blank canvas; playing a musical instrument; listening to a concert; cooking a five-course dinner, and the list goes on.
  2. Connecting with nature and experiencing the quiet world often clears the mind.
  3. The company of other people can eliminate stress, especially family and friends who love unconditionally no matter what we have or haven’t done.
  4. Simple blessings of life often provide sweet moments of joy—the first cup of coffee of the morning, watching a sunrise or a fiery sunset, volunteer work, or relishing in a child’s smile.
  5. We may find our happy spot by completing a personal goal. Satisfaction of a job well done may be what we need to regroup.
  6. Curling up with a good book or enjoying a movie could be our form of relaxation.
  7. Happiness can mean a beautiful location as in a favorite vacation spot. We might crave the rhythmic sound of waves crashing against the shore or the sight of an eagle flying over a mountain peak.
  8. Exercise stimulates the brain and allows clarity. Some personalities look forward to daily exercise as a highlight of their day.
  9. Hobbies are a great way to tune out the world and relax.
  10. Pets are soothing for many people. We may bask in the devotion of a pet and the time spent with this special animal or bird.
  11. Worship has the ability to draw people away from themselves and into pure adoration and spiritual happiness for our God.

Whatever our personality, establishing a happy spot allows us to relax. Use one of these techniques to calm your frazzled nerves.

Do you have a happy spot you can share with us?

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