The Pursuit of Happy·ness

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I am on the pursuit for happiness in society that constantly tries to deter me from loving, appreciating, and accepting myself. We're constantly being told what to wear, what to eat, what to watch, who to follow, what scent to wear, where to work, shop, dance and the list goes on and on. Our materialistic and superficial society makes us feel as if the goal of life is having ultimate wealth, a massive house, or the perfect car. In all actuality, happiness is the ultimate goal in life! With so many pressures from society, true happiness may seem out of reach. I can guaranteed you that it is not! But, YOU have to be willing CHANGE YOUR MINDSET. Once I changed my outlook on life, noting that happiness was the ultimate goal, things in my life started to turn around. Everything that I hoped, dreamed, and prayed for is starting to see fruition.

Here are 5 simple tips for you to begin your journey on the pursuit of  HAPPINESS:

1. Laugh.
Don't take yourself or the world to seriously.

2.  Enjoy Nature.
The creator gave us an abundance of life forms to enjoy. Watch the sunrise or the sunset, and be inspired :)

3. Show Gratitude.
“You’ll find you shift your overall outlook on life when you form a perspective of gratitude” - John Duffy, PsyD.

4.  Savor Life.
Slow down and take the time to enjoy the present.

5.  Follow Your Passion.
We've all heard the saying "if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in you life". If what you love isn't necessarily lucrative, don't forget to take the time out of your life to enjoy your passion. 

What tips can you add to the list? What's your ultimate life goal? 

XOXO,
Ashley
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