To run? To be happy?

I’m dealing with the dilemma right now of waking up tomorrow morning, not litteraly, im not sure how that would make sense… Anyways, I don’t know if I should wake up and go for a run tomorrow or just wake up and get a few extra zzz’s. The problem is, is that my roomate is going for a run tomorrow and if she comes back all sweaty and rejuvenated, I’ll be jealous, and then feel bad that I didn’t go on a run. 
What my problem?

I’ll tell you!

I’m already determining my happiness level for tomorrow. A day that hasn’t even arrived yet! I’m chosing whether or not I’ll be happy based upon something that didn’t even happen yet! 

Okay, if you read that you’ll realize that, we have this amazing ability! We get to choose whether or not to be happy! 

Being happy rocks, right? So why not choose it all the time? Even if you are in an annoying situation, if you choose to no longer see it as annoying, and laugh at it. You are now in control!

Why do we always not choose to be happy?! It sounds awesome! 

Good question. I struggle with this myself. I think it’s because it takes conscious hard work, and most of us don’t like to consciously work hard when we don’t have to, so we don’t. But if we realized the benefits of what we can gain from choosing happiness, we’d be living better more fulfilled lives! 

I’ve been super homesick these past few days, and it’s been extremely difficult to choose happiness. But the knowledge of the ability that I withhold is what’s helping me get through. I know I am in control. 

Our mind has abilities that we can’t even begin to comprehend. Learning about them is the first step to discovering a new world. 

I’m gonna sleep in tomorrow. 



2 thoughts on “To run? To be happy?

  1. Hey Sophia,

    I really enjoyed this post, for a couple of reasons. One, I like your writing style. It’s simple, honest and real. To me that was attractive and made me want to read more of your work.

    Second, I believe the advice you give in the post is true. Happiness is a choice. Most people seem to act like happiness is a destination. That it’s never “right here” but it’s waiting just “over there”. If I could just get that great job, that awesome car, the perfect mate, my dream home, (insert any awesome thing) THEN, I would be happy. People need to realize that happiness is right here, right now. It’s not waiting just around the corner nor is it in some far off magical land. And it’s not about how many possessions you can obtain or about finding someone to MAKE you happy. No one can do that for you. Happiness is a decision we have to make for ourselves.

    Great post. Keep up the good work!

    If you’d like some straight shooting, no BS advice on how to get the most out of your time in the gym, check out my blog. I’d be honored if you could give me some feedback.


  2. Hey! Thanks so much for your feedback! I really appreciate it. Your response on happiness is exactly what I was getting at. It’s nice to hear other people have the same outlook as me, if only the rest of the world could wake up and feel the same way, right?
    I’ll definitely check out your blog, I’m not such an exercise junkie but I’m sure you have some good stuff to share!


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