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How to Bee Happy

Simple ways to pinpoint your purpose and get happy.

For a whole slew of reasons, many of us never take the time to think about how we want our life to be, let alone realize that we have an active role in creating it.

Despite what you may believe in this moment, it’s never too late to have a life you’ll actually want to get out of bed for!

Trouble is, so many of us are used to being jarred awake by the alarm and then flooded with thoughts about how we wish we didn’t have to work today that we don’t realize that’s not the norm. (It’s not.)

You can wake up daily (without an alarm), eager to start the day, and gain energy throughout (sans caffeine). For real!

How? When you live life on purpose, fulfillment follows. And fulfillment fuels. (Tweet that if you feel that! Just highlight the text and choose to tweet.)

Fulfillment is priceless, and yet most of us think it’s something reserved for holidays, celebrations, and special occasions.

I’m here to bust up that myth and show you that you’ve got a choice about how you want to live, each and every day.

The point of last week’s line of questioning was to help uncover your purpose.

Your purpose is simple. You can see it when you look at all the things you did or do that bring you joy and make you feel good.

For example, looking at the list of jobs I had – from candy striper (I worked at the information desk.), to college campus tour guide, to event planner and marketing consultant – I narrowed down the reason I liked them so much to the fact that each had me being a lead source of information. I was helping, informing, and educating.

What connections do you find when you look at the things you really liked/like doing? You may notice, like me, that your purpose has stayed the same, but the way it’s played out has changed.

Our values and vision can change over time, so take stock of what’s important to you now and what you envision long term when thinking about how to live out your purpose.

To share from my own life, I love having the freedom to bounce around, whether it’s from one New York City neighborhood to another, or one country to another. Since I value location independence, a job where I’m locked to a specific location won’t light my fire. (But it will make my blood boil!)

Quick Recap

Connect the Dots and Pinpoint Your Purpose
-Understand the passion that’s behind the pleasure by finding the common denominator (oh no, a math reference!) between the different aspects of the things you like. That’s your purpose. Simple.

Values and Vision
-Think about what matters to you most, and what you want your life to look like down the road. Is it being close to family? Having lots of time off? Total creative freedom? (There are no wrong answers.)
-In what ways could you align your purpose with your values and vision for the future?

You don’t have to quit your job or look for a new place to live immediately. This is not an extreme makeover! (Although when we get to a point where we want change, we often want it immediately. Too bad that’s usually not how it works.)

Look for ways to incorporate more of what you feel excited about doing into your life.

It’s about gradual change, taking one baby step at a time. Remember, it’s okay if you wobble. ;-)

It’s time to get happy (or happier), to feel purposeful, to have more meaning in your life, to feel energized and fulfilled. What are you waiting for?

So...any aha moments or epiphanies? What will you do from this point on to incorporate more purpose and joy into your life? I’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to share in the comments.

If you’re having a hard time pinpointing your purpose, maybe I can help. Reach out directly or let me know in the comments below.

And, if you liked this and think it would help someone else, please feel free to spread The Buzz with the links below. I’d “bee” ever so grateful!

Until next time…

Bee Buzzing,

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