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Why It's Easy to Be Happy

Why It's Easy to Be Happy

When I was younger I was happy child. I didn’t have to read self help books or look for ways to be happy ad harmonious.

Harmony was everywhere.

Harmony was inside of me.

Harmony was all around me.

As a child, the simple things in life make you happy and fill your life with harmony. Life is a continuous adventure. There is always something to be discovered. The mystery of life alone keeps you bedazzled and curious.

You can go outside with friends to make forts, tree houses, ride bikes and have fun in the sun. That’s all you need as a kid. Life is good enough.

Then you grow up. And life begins to get complicated.

I don’t know when it happened but at some point, I stopped looking through the world through my little eyes of wonder. I had to begin to navigate who I was and who I was going to be. And often times decisions are made, not because they feel right, but because they have to be made. Or at least so you you think.

I invite you to re-think your decisions. Make them because they feel right to you. Live out your fantasies. Don’t compromise your beliefs.

If it feels fantastic to shout out “I love Elmo!” like a child, do it. If it feels right to stay in bed until 10am because you’re worn out and your body needs a rest, do it. If it feels right to pack your bags and get out of town for a few days just because you need it, figure out a way.

It’s easy to be happy now. All you have to do is live in the moment.

Excuse me. I have to run upstairs and let my 3 year old put me to bed because she is the mommy today. ;-)

I’ve given you a few things to reconsider so that you can change the name of your game. What makes you happy? And what are you going to do today, even if it feels crazy just because you want to? I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment in the box below.

By Hayley Hobson

With her unique specialization in the combination and complement of pilates, nutrition and yoga, Hayley offers a cocktail of lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Hayley is a columnist for Elephant Journal and has been featured in Pilates Style Magazine, Natural Health Magazine and Triathlete Magazine. She currently lives in Boulder, CO with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. Read more about Hayley and check out her new book at

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