Be Happy Now

It’s time.

Have you ever had a moment when you realized it was time to “get real” with yourself and come up with a life plan that will ultimately lead you to happiness? If not, well that’s possibly not a bad thing at all. If you have then I ask you this:


What’s the hold up? Why do you need to accomplish something in order to be anything at all?


It could just be me, but it seems like we often get caught up in so much planning and preparing that we forget the only thing standing in our way of our real goals is us. Perception can lead us to thinking we haven’t arrived to where we are looking to go…and is it simply possible that maybe we are -dare I say even- afraid to succeed? We are creatures who can dream, but what do we do once we are living our dream? What is next?


Its come to my attention that I can still have goals and be happy now. How we handle every day life, especially the tasks that challenge us and our patience, exposes more than a sliver of what might be going on inside of us. If you’re not a robot and want to live happily, you just kind of need to start doing it. You don’t need to coach yourself on what you “need to do” or “who” you need to be with to be happy. You don’t have to wait until you’re a millionaire. The app you’re trying to come up with that will solve all your problems isn’t holding you back from enjoying the simple bare necessities of life. Sip that coffee. Call a friend and do the things you love to do. We all need a reminder sometimes that happiness is not a destination, its an emotional choice of how you perceive the things around you.  You’re the captain, you set the sails. You my friend can be happy right now.


This adulting stuff can be done. We’ve got this. Live!



More about Danielle Angrest

I graduated from the University of Arizona in Psychology with a passion for understanding people. Trying and learning new things are an absolute must for me. I love my Australian Shepherd, Socrates and his ability to stay calm at the end of every Game of Thrones episode. I love being ironically indoorsy. Sushi, skydiving, bourbon, and brunch are always answered with a yes if you ask me. Most of all, I love humor and wit, and the -art- of growing up.

One thought on “Be Happy Now

  1. Shalet Jimmy

    Thanks for this. I completely understand what you are saying for I realised my biggest hurdle preventing me from achieving my goals and happiness is me. So I have started doing things instead of waiting for the right time.



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