The Pursuit of Happiness: 5 Ways to Be Happier, According to a Life Coach
In the pursuit of happiness Austin, Texas, life coach Bryan Daigle helps people see big life changes more clearlyâ€”from career jumps to relationship overhauls. Hereâ€™s some of his sage adviceâ€”free of charge.
How to Chase the Pursuit of Happiness
1. IDENTIFY YOUR MOTIVATION FOR CHANGE
â€śThere are two types of energy,â€ť Daigle says. â€śThe energy to move away from something, and the energy to move toward something else.â€ť Say you want to relocate across the country because your wife just filed for divorce. Is this a catalyst for change youâ€™ve been too complacent to act on, or are you running away?
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2. KNOW ITâ€™S NEVER TOO LATE
â€śYouâ€™re capable of more change than you think, but that voice in your head inspiring a revolution will get only quieter the more you suppress it.â€ť Heed that internal monologue, and donâ€™t shy from shifting gears. Give yourself permission to ditch your current track to pursue your real passion, or reconnect with someone with whom youâ€™ve lost touch.
3. THINK BACK FROM YOUR FUTURE
Not to get too morbid, but think about your life from your deathbed. â€śWhat decisions will you be most proud of? What will you wish you had done? What things seem so important now that are actually inconsequential?â€ť This can shuffle your priorities in a big way.
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4. NAME YOUR EMOTIONS
Fear is one of the biggest roadblocks to change. â€śBy naming it and putting it in front of you, it canâ€™t sabotage you from behind. Afraid of not making as much money in a new career? Say it out loud, then you can assess it.â€ť
5. STEP OUTSIDE YOURSELF
When making a big decision, you want to be in the right frame of mind. â€śSometimes that means going into nature or embarking on a road trip. Find something that grounds you, so youâ€™re not coming from a place of high emotionality.â€ť