Finding Joy for some is the meaning of life. And what greater meaning would there be?! The ability to find joy in every day tasks, obligations, and challenges can completely change someone’s life.
What joy is there to be found in doing laundry? (My personal Hell I’m constantly in with four children to take care of.) If you actually sit down and are mindful about it, there’s quite a bit. Look at how the clothes are worn. Your kids are active and having fun, you have a job that keeps you busy and helps take care of you financially. Your partner enjoys his hobbies. Finding one of your favorite shirts reminds you of all the fun times you’ve had wearing it. Every article of clothing tells a story about how you obtained it, the person’s life who wears it, and is proof that you have the ability to at least clothe yourself and your loved ones. Plus, what feels better than finally getting to the bottom of the clean clothes basket and having everything put away?!
There are many things that finding joy will be near impossible for, at the very least you can try to find peace in your heart for those situations and look for comfort in other ways.
So when evaluating Joy, keep in mind it’s not just about doing things that bring you joy, but also the ability of finding joy in every day things. Life is as amazing as you perceive it to be. If you struggle with finding joy or making time to do things that bring you joy, it’s time to keep a Time Journal. Track your habits in a time calendar and see where all your time goes. What can you delegate out? What can you stop doing all together? Where can you multitask? We all have the same 24 hours in a day, it’s important to make them count and find joy all throughout the day, every day.
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