A choice to be happy

We often complain for the wrong reasons.

We assume there’s something terribly wrong with us. We worry that we don’t have it all figured out when other (more smart) people, get to enjoy life.

We’re just bored.

In times like these, remind yourself of three key truths:

  1. Be grateful. (Yes, again.) If you have enough money to buy food and pay the rent, if you have a device that allows you to read these words, you’ve got it good. Real good.

  2. Take care of your physical being. Perhaps most of your problems boil down to a lack of sleep, proper food, and fresh air. As Tim Ferriss once joked, “If you think you have an existential crisis, try taking a shower and a nap.”

  3. Don’t plan too much. In a world, we don’t understand (COVID and all), keep your zoom to the minimum. 2020 has taught me that planning is irrelevant on a planet that can change in a blink. I now know what I am going to do this week. I have a vague understanding of what I am doing this month. But that’s it.

At the end of the day, happiness – like confidence, love, worry, or guilt – is just a choice.

So make a choice to be happy, regardless of what’s happening.

You owe it – at least, to yourself.