It’s The Day today. I complete my 365 days project happiness. I managed. I wasn’t sure in the beginning but with each passing day and post, I felt more determined. I did it. I failed to post somedays or failed to post a happy post a couple of times but still I posted a post that I felt was honest and real. I couldn’t believe that a lazy procrastinating Queen like me can be determined and post every single day! I feel really good. I also feel very privileged to have met amazing human beings like you guys, my readers, my fellow bloggers, who keep visiting my blog and showing me so much love and affection. My gratitude to you all!
Today in this final post of Project Happiness 365, I want to share with you my reflections.
- Let it go.
It’s not just Elsa singing on the top of her lungs but LITERALLY! Let it go. All the guilt, pain, heartache, regret, sadness and anxiety, it’s not worth it. Just let it go. You don’t know how to do it. Well just think about yourself as the most beautiful creation of nature. Your mind, your being, your spirit, they are all precious, you know so, all these negative aspects of your life it’s just draining your energy and nothing else. The sooner you realise that all the anxiety, self loathing, guilt and, all other negative things that your torturing yourself with, is not worth your time and energy, the better it is.
- Love yourself.
You might think it’s a stale, mainstream, mediocre formula but it is not. It took me so many wrong decisions and five psychedelic trips to understand that actually there is nothing beyond loving yourself. Well be shocked and offended with my revelation as much as you like, it doesn’t matter because the secret to happiness is loving yourself. In the end, it’s all You, always been you and always will be you. I don’t mean this in a self-loathing or obnoxious way but more in terms of self love, care and satisfaction.
So, take care of yourself and love yourself as much as you can. By doing so, you are doing this world a favour. Because it’s not egoistic or narcissistic to love yourself. It only becomes problematic when you start thinking that you are above everyone else because you are not. No matter how good looking you are or no matter how much money you have or how powerful you are, everything is temporary and the only certain thing is Death. And when you die, non of the things you have acquired in this life matters other than experiences and love.
- Happiness is inside you.
This is probably the most cliché thing I am gonna include in my list but I don’t care because this is an important lesson. If you want to be happy, Be. Noone is stopping you. If you think other person has the power to make you unhappy then you are wrong because let me break your bubble, it’s you who makes yourself unhappy.
- Nothing lasts forever…but nothing is lost.
It is more than just a mash up title of two songs by my favourite band Sphongle. It’s something that has helped me overcome a lot of my insecurities. The most important lesson I learnt in these 365 days is that nothing lasts forever because the world is changing each passing moment. Things change, events change, people change and you change as well. You just need to understand and accept that change is inevitable. But let me tell you that nothing is lost. It is always gonna be there in you. Always as long as you want it to. 😊
So, what’s next?
Struggling writer asked me this question : ‘What after 365 days?’ Well, I guess being happy and grateful is an evergoing process. My purpose is to remember these lessons I have learnt and keep on living in the here and now.
I will keep posting my things that I feel like sharing and are important to me. I would really much like to focus on photography and drawing. So, this will be a platform to share my works.
I never saw life with a rose colored glasses before. But now I feel much more positive and determined. It actually is all about how you want to see your life. So, finding a reason for happiness and gratitude each day isn’t that difficult. Happiness is everywhere, it’s inside you just had to open your eyes and see. As this song says…happiness is easy! 🙂