Saturday, 20 December 2014

Quote of the Day

As you may remember from previous posts, I have started working with a great little company called Itty Bitty Book Company. They produce the cutest little books, filled with inspirational quotes for any situation. In my work with them, I’ve decided that every other week I will share a quote with you that I feel applies to my life at that particular time. I love quotes and often turn to them when I need some motivation and inspiration, so I hope that by doing this I can help to inspire some of you too.

“Do more of what makes you happy”

I chose this quote because at this time of year especially, there seems to be such a huge focus on being happy and sometimes it’s just not that simple. Sometimes no matter what you do, you don’t feel happy, and do you know what? That’s OK. You don’t need to feel happy all the time – it’s totally normal to feel a whole range of emotions. But it is important that we get to know the things that make us happy and unhappy. Chances are, if you know the things that make you feel sad, you will also be able to identify the things that make you feel good. To do this, don’t look at what other people are doing. Instead, you need to look at yourself, perhaps from an outside perspective, and evaluate what makes you tick. What makes one person happy won’t necessarily make you happy, so by all means give it a go, but don’t expect everything to work for you. Once you’ve got more of an idea of what makes you happy, then try and make changes in your life so that you incorporate more of these happy experiences, and get rid of experiences that are making you feel stressed and upset. OK, so you can’t just give up work or stop paying the bills, but if you fill your life with positive experiences around any difficult situations that you can’t change, then these difficult situations will become a little less concentrated. I’m not saying it’s easy by any means, and although the quote sounds simple it will probably take quite a lot of effort in the first instance. But I’m pretty sure that the initial outlay will be worth it in the end if it leads to a happier life.

What quotes inspire you when things are difficult?

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  1. I am in love with this quote, and i love that you are putting them up on your blog, i always find myself reading your posts about them :)

    1. It's a great quote isn't it Lily - thank you so much for your lovely comment xx