There’s something magical about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Jelly on toast is good. The same with peanut butter toast but when you smash the two together OMG! It’s too good to be true.
I think there’s the same magic between energy and happiness. You can have each one independently but when you smash them together BAM!
Here’s how I see the relationship working. When you soothe your nerves, you build up an inner abundance and boost your energy. In turn that energy boosts happiness.
I like to have a “playbook” of my go tos when my energy is low. If I'm having a bad day a bubble bath, or reading a book can reset my mind and get me out of my headspace. Here’s another one that’s a bit more challenging, random acts of kindness. BONUS: it fills the tanks of others.
I'll share a quick example. I was out on a girl’s night to celebrate a birthday. The waitress came over and said, ” somebody sitting in the restaurant wants to send you girls champagne, they can see that you guys are celebrating a birthday.” The birthday girl didn’t drink so we declined. A few minutes later she comes back to take a dessert order courtesy of our sweet stranger. You can change the world. One random act of kindness at a time.
Ready to take the energy gain a bit further? According to Steven R. Gundry in his book The Energy Paradox, a few common energy disruptors are:
Now that we know what to do and what to avoid to fuel our energy, we can move to happiness.
Many people expend loads of energy searching for happiness. They may spend loads of $$ too. It is a waste of energy because we cannot find happiness. It has to come from within and the joy in the journey.
Yes, I’m happy when I can buy that new handbag I’m coveting. That happiness dwindles after the joy of the purchase.
Here are a few quick ways to boost your happiness:
Want a fast track to that last tip? Pull out your phone and scroll through those Facebook memories. You will be jolted into how far you’ve come.
You don't have to chose between your personal and professional life. Here's my secret weapon for getting the family chaos to calm.