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How much power do you give to other people over your happiness? How much power do you give to other people to determine how many simple pleasures in life you get to enjoy?
If you are like most people, plenty of power – and you probably don’t even realise it. When you love someone, no matter what the relationship, you automatically tie your happiness to theirs. This is particularly true in romantic relationships. There is an expectation that it is this person’s job to make you happy, to think of the little things. Perhaps it is – but that is something they need to think about. Your job is to think about how you can brighten the day of someone you love, and your own.
Buy yourself flowers if no one buys them for you. Get whatever little things that make you happy, instead of waiting for others to get them for you. Go for a walk, or soak your feet in the sea, or get a massage – enjoy the simple pleasures that you want to enjoy. Never mind that the people in your life don’t deliver them to you, or don’t want to participate.
You are more than the sum of your relationships. Relationships are important. People are important. But so are you – just as an individual. Every day you spend waiting is a day lost forever.
So don’t wait. Go do things. Go live. Go enjoy the little things.
Don’t let other people be in-charge of creating your Kaizen Life.
Celebrate your aloneness – whether you are single or not. Celebrate the power you have to treat yourself. Celebrate the power you have to offer yourself life’s little pleasures.
ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TODAY
Decide on one little thing – a simple pleasure – that you want to enjoy. Go do it. By yourself, and just for you. Savour it.