Find Joy in the Journey
As a 23 year old, I feel as though I am in a constant state of day dreaming. I have goals and dreams that I hope to pursue over the next few years. Sometimes, it can be difficult waiting for those things to happen. So, instead of focusing on the waiting aspect, I am trying to find joy everyday in the journey.
How often do you find yourself wishing to have something or be somewhere else in life? I found myself doing that quite a bit lately. In fact, it has been quite a pattern in my life. When I was in high school, I used to day dream about what it would be like to be a college student. I realized though that instead of appreciating the moment I am in now and everything that I have, I am wishing my life away.
I don't think that I am alone in this thinking pattern. I want to challenge you to continue day dreaming, but appreciate the journey. We need to find joy in each ordinary moment in order to be truly happy.
- Focus on what you have. Instead of focusing on the things you do not have, focus on what you do. Eventually, all the pieces will fall into place and you will look back and wonder why you spent so much time wishing your life away.
- Think about what you are grateful for. I think that to feel joy in our lives, we need to take a moment and think about what we are grateful for. I challenge you to write three things that you are grateful for down right now!
- Breathe. Simply breathe. Remember that you used to wish for the things you have now. Keep day dreaming and enjoy the journey. You never know what adventures, joy, happiness, and love you will find along the way.
If you need a reminder of finding joy in the journey, I created a cute poster with the saying on it! You can sign up to get it, along with a goal-setting agenda worksheet to inspire you to achieve your dreams for free.