The Pursuit of Happiness

How often do you hear the phrase, I just want to be happy?” 


As mental health counselor and personal development coach, clients often seek out my services in the pursuit of happiness.  I partner with my clients to help them remove barriers and to define what their best life looks and feels like according to their standards.  Together we create a realistic plan and I provide support as they pursue a life that makes them happy.


We are halfway through 2016.  Now is the time to stop and reflect on the progress you’ve made on your goals thus far.  Are you happy with your progress?  If not, what do you need to do to be happier with yourself related to your progress?


Any time I get a status update on goals with my clients, I encourage them to focus on their progress and not the lack of goal achievement.  Goals are meant to be written, pursued, adjusted as needed, pursued some more and eventually achieved.  Do not become discouraged.  Goal achievement is not for the faint of heart.  On this pursuit of happiness, there will be days you want to give up and live a life of complacency.  DON’T!  Keep pressing forward.  You are worth it.  You deserve to live your best life according to your standards.


Take 5 minutes to write down what you need to do to bring more happiness in your life and set small goals to make it happen.


I dare you to invest in yourself.  Set aside at least 30 minutes a day to do something that makes you happy and moves you one step closer to achieving your goals for the rest of the year.  Whatever you decide to do, pursue it with all of you heart.  Be happy! Stay encouraged.  You have 6 more months to make progress.  Make it happen.