Many of us in the Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Plano area are fortunate enough to be able to say that things are going pretty well. We can survive well enough by just going through the motions of our day to day lives. However, do you find yourself at the end of each week, each year, wondering what you have done with your time? Sure, you went to work, you raised the kids, you took care of the house, you plugged along in your relationships, you may have even taken a vacation…. Nothing to complain about, right? In a way, that’s right. It is so important to practice gratitude for the things that are going right in our lives – celebrating the small victories is one of the best ways to find appreciation and happiness. However, are you really celebrating or do you find yourself simply moving along to the next challenge?
Things don’t have to be going wrong for them to not be going quite right. Something can be missing, even for people who seem to have everything. We call these “First World Problems” in popular culture, but even though we poke fun of them, they can still lead to an overwhelming sense of emptiness, loss, and eventually even anxiety and depression. Ever wonder why Mid-life Crises happen? Once people get their basic needs met, they often need to dig inward to continue to experience personal growth and fulfillment. However, we are conditioned to look for things externally that will make us feel better internally. What will fill that hole? More material possessions, more career success, more money, a new lover…these can feel great! But, they are often just temporary fixes for a long-time personal issue.
Happiness is more of a steady goal to be continuously worked towards rather than a finish line that once you reach it you can say “I’M ALL DONE!! HOORAY!” Hilary helps many individuals and families to create lifestyle exercises and goals that allow them to be present, to experience and celebrate the good things, to find a way to thrive instead of just survive.
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