How much can we learn about life from young children? Some may say nothing, after all what could they possibly know about life? They don't have a job, responsibility or anything that important to deal with and they haven't stepped in to the 'real' world, but that can be a good thing too. Think about it, they are dealing with life as 'naturally' as they know how, using emotions to show their parents how they are feeling and to get what they want.
Obviously the older they get the more they mix with different people, their habits and behaviours develop from there peers. But it takes a life time for them to fully develop bad habits like many adults have.
I have two little girls, Molly-Mae my 3 year old and Lola who will turn 2 at the end of March.
What I have learnt from them is a great deal, about myself and how (as adults) we get in to habits of how we deal with life and what type of life we accept.
Take this morning for instance, I woke up to the alarm ringing, my body and mind felt tired. I opened one eye, where I see Molly has clambered into bed, she had been asleep but the alarm had woken her too.
She laid there with the biggest beaming smile, she giggled; then started to play, rolling around in the covers like a little lion cub.
She was happy, 'naturally happy', she was excited about waking up, the wonders of the day and the intrigue of the outside world where play beckons. Her emotions are volatile and believe me she can flip into another in the same breath. And when something stands in her way she will kicked the hell out of life till she gets what she wants, I know parenting comes in to play with behaviours and I wouldn't just give her anything for bad behaviours. But the idea of how she deals with life is very interesting.
So what does all this mean?
Well I guess what I'm trying to say is, that maybe they have got it right, wake up BE HAPPY and continue to do as much as possible to remain happy, if negative emotion seeps in then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! It's not rocket science, but seriously think about what makes those negative emotions happen? Do you want a certain thing in your life or do you want it or you to change in some way? If the answer is yes start making a move toward that change happening, even if it's the smallest thing each day or week, just start the journey to where you want to be. By recognising you are doing something about your situation you will start to feel better.
I realise this doesn't work for everyone, if you have been of a low mood for a long time you may be suffering with depression. I personally feel there is always a root to depression, something that starts the unhappiness. If you do feel low please seek help and make sure you get a bit of therapy to work out the root of the problem.
I don't believe it's our natural state to sit around being miserable, we somehow get lost along the way. Develop behaviours and patterns that allow us to become trapped in our own misery, WAKE UP and start changing your life for the better.
Be happy, if something gets in the way make sure you do something about it!!!
Peace and love to you and yours.
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