How Long Should You Keep Your Happiness in the Future Instead of Now?

If you can’t answer this question, you may be in trouble

Wendy S. Bradfield
Hope * Healing * Humour

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We all do it. We place our happiness in the future instead of now because we have big plans for the outcome.

I get it.

But how long should you put your happiness on hold until you start to enjoy your life?

I have bad news.

Without understanding what happiness means for you now, you likely won’t find it in the future.

Think of it like chapters in a book. Every new chapter brings new faces, places, and challenges. The story is constantly evolving — your story.

Your goals, needs, and dreams change as you do. Your idea of happiness does too, and that’s a good thing.

Hopefully, it expands to encompass more.

People always talk about happiness as if it’s a fixed location, and once you arrive, you can unpack, pop a squat, and live happily ever after.

I wish happiness were as simple as a bus stop on a map, but it’s not.

It’s not what we’ve been taught to believe because we’ve been programmed to think it comes from the outside.

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Wendy S. Bradfield
Hope * Healing * Humour

A cosmos-driven Egypt-based writer of broken dreams with a motivational flair. I write about love, life, and Egypt. Check me out at Egypteverafter.com