One of the most important lessons in life is to be able to design JOY for yourself. Don’t wait until others bring you joy, happiness, and laughter in life. Trust me you will be waiting for a looooong time and in the end, you will only be disappointed!
Joy is inside you. Happiness is in you. Also finding joy in the little things in life is the key to a fulfilled and happy life. Another satisfying way is to set little goals for yourself. Create daily or weekly TO DO LISTS and you will be surprised how fulfilling it is to check the boxes at the end of a day or an entire week. Be realistic with your to-do lists though. From my own experience in the past, I know that it is important to set realistic goals, otherwise, you may get depressed and that’s the last thing you need.
Create small and exciting highlights for yourself that excite you and make you look forward to something. For example, if you have seen something on the internet, order it and spoil yourself with the product. May it be a clothing item, accessories that make you smile like my adorable dogs or my golden prince, a music CD, or an exciting and inspiring new book. Waiting for a mailbox to arrive is something to look forward to, especially in these times when nothing joyful is happening in the world.
Although we should learn to appreciate every single day, regardless of all the madness in the world, in our private and professional lives. For example, waking up in the morning to the sound of little birds is the most beautiful sound in the world.
So last week we went to a pet shop and got a beautiful little bird feeder for our balcony. A simple act of selfless kindness that not only is helping the birds but brings us so much joy. We named it “The nasSima design Hotel”. We can’t wait to welcome our first guests and spoil them with delicious bird food and water.
So this is just a little example of designing joy for yourself and for others!