I want to be happy. I am happy and want to stay that way. I want to be happier. Do any of these sentences resonate with you? Have you had any of these thoughts? If so there are a few things that you can focus on that will help get you where you want to be. I call them the Pillars of Joy.
I have been Chasing Joy for over six years now. In that time I have gone from being down right depressed to pretty content and happy. There will always be things that I am working on but I am a long way from where I started. Over the years I have focused on positive things and tried new things. In doing so I have identified six things to focus on that can help you feel more joyful and happy. Six Pillars of Joy! I call them Pillars because they act as the support system for the Joyful life you want to create for yourself. These pillars strengthen you to bear the load that comes with this thing called life.
So what are these six Pillars of Joy? I am listing them below in alphabetical order:
- Giving Back
- Self Care
Work on these areas of your life and I guarantee you will feel more optimistic, more valued, more focused, more connected, more cared for and therefore more joyful. For ideas on things you can do to work on the Pillars of Joy take the Joy quiz. The quiz will give you specific ideas based on your lifestyle and the way you answer the questions.