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Finding Happiness Wherever you Are

While the sunny weather of the summer months is enough to keep some of us chipper as the long days linger on, others find themselves feeling a bit bleak despite the heat. There are stressors all around you, and sometimes those stressors really take the best of you. Whether prompted by a professional concern or uncertainty in a relationship, dreariness can set in even on the nicest of days outside—and frustration with your

weight loss in Crawfordsville can sometimes push you over the edge.

You are not alone in feeling this way. From time to time, we can all use a little burst of happiness and satisfaction in our lives. The trick is to find bits of happiness all around you and embrace them. Being negative and worried is a natural part of human life, but by acknowledging that and moving past it you can snap back to normal and even progress towards a happier state of being.

Seeking Satisfaction

Finding happiness is like coming across anything else of any importance in life. When you are looking for something, it usually doesn’t show. It is not until you step back, stop looking and open your mind up to possibilities that you come across what you were looking for all along.

Happiness isn’t hiding from you. There are little bits of happiness all around you just waiting to be enjoyed. While you might forget that this is true sometimes, the sun rises every morning and sets every evening—which means you can capture a sunrise or sunset absolutely any day of the week! At this time of year there are flowers in bloom and bumblebees and butterflies are helping themselves to treats from the garden. Even on rainy days, puddles will form on every sidewalk just waiting to be splashed in, and that cup of tea and old book you’ve wanted to read are waiting for you to turn off the TV and curl up in the corner for an evening.

As you are losing weight, make time to engage in the activities you love so that you can relax and be a bit happier with life. You are taking control of your health by participating in a medical weight loss program. Exert that control over your mental health too by becoming more positive and finding happiness all around you.

Here are a few simple ways to find happiness in everything you do:

  1. Smile: Simply lifting your facial muscles and engaging in a healthy smile can both physically and emotionally turn your frown upside down.

  2. Sweat: Exercise improves your mood. The next time you are feeling down in the dumps, put on your sneakers and head out for a quick walk or do a little bit of yoga. Working up a sweat will release endorphins so you can feel happier, and most likely feel a bit healthier, too.

  3. Soothe: Everyone has a few memories that make them smile or even laugh out loud every time they think of them. Put a few memories like that in your mental pocket and pull them out as needed.

Engaging in an activity you enjoy just because you enjoy it can propel you one step closer to happiness during times of stress and despair. It doesn’t matter which way you are inclined to look at life. Every glass you see half empty is also half full. You might need to remind yourself to be more positive, but the potential is already there.

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