Born in Dublin, Ireland, but now living in sunny Sydney, Australia. I am living proof that happiness can be learnt and kept.
You see, we are all hardwired towards either ‘the negative’ or ‘the positive’. The glass half empty thang is so true, and while we all want to think that we are a glass half full kinda gal, the truth is, most of us are not.
I was brought up in a home where the glass was always empty!! This is how I learnt to deal with life. My default was always panic. I always thought others had it easier than me. And I was forever feeling sorry for myself. This was how I thought everyone lived. This is what was normal to me. And it took my deepest darkest moment, where I tried to end my life, to turn it around.
I have learnt, albeit the hard way, how to hold happiness in the palm of my hand, well its actually all in the mind. When I found out about self-talk, and how I was my own worst enemy, I managed to completely fill my glass and become a glass half full kinda gal. It is actually not as hard as you may think. All you need is to want it. When I felt true happiness, it was like a drug, I wanted it more often and for longer.
Now that I have reprogrammed my brain towards the positive, I live a totally different life. I mean, I could never understand why people used to be happy all the time. Now I get it, I want to be happy all the time. Except for when I don’t, and there are still lots of times I am not happy, I am human after all.
I didn’t go to bed one night and wake up the next day all enlightened and shit. I went through hell and back and have learnt a hell of a lot along the way.