Creating Happiness


I have this great book which I purchased many years ago while living overseas.  When I found it I was going through a bit of a rough patch and this book really helped lift me from a dark place to one of renewed joy in the world.  It has travelled to 8 different houses, in 3 different countries, since then and has been lurking at the back of my shelves until a recent de-clutter. 

The book? It is ‘365 Inspirations for a Great Life’,  by Lynda Field,  and I thought that I would share today’s entry as it fits so brilliantly with where I am in my life at the moment.  As I am de-cluttering my ‘good’ and working towards clarifying what I actually want, so that I can release anything which doesn’t fit with that, this exercise helps to check in with how I am doing. Thought you may like to use it to check in too.  There can never be enough reminders of our dreams after all!


Taken from Lynda Field’s ‘365 Inspirations for a Great Life’

June 9

Creating Happiness

No, you can’t buy satisfaction but you can create it. You have the power to change your own life for the better. Decide to start now!

  • Take a pen and a piece of paper and write along the top ‘Six Things I Most Want to Do in My Life’.
  • Write your list.
  • Now, look at each of your items and ask yourself this question: ‘Am I working towards doing any of these things?’
  • Recognise your dreams and then begin to make them happen.

You can never buy a happy life, you can only achieve it.

So go on, get that piece of paper and pen.  Get writing and reminding yourself of your dreams.  Check in with your actions and create the life you want.




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