The best day in your life is today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow, no matter what you’re planning. Not the future day of some major life event you’re anticipating celebrating, either.  ✨

You might be questioning this truth for any number of reasons. No doubt there are many issues pending in your life, just like mine and everyone else’s. Here’s a mental readjustment tip: While we think happiness is a kind of joy we attain, this is illusory—and actually a mind game that keeps happiness elusive. Greater joy and life satisfaction are really about doing our best to reduce our stress levels in the life we’re living now.  ✨

The more quickly we can flip our mental mindset to seeing ways we can reduce our stresses, the greater happiness we will feel. ✨

Having studied the power of the mind and hypnosis for 20+ years (I am a card-carrying member of the Hypnotherapists Union and the American Counselors Association), I can firmly say: Although we cannot completely rid ourselves of stress, we can change our mindset about who and what is stressing us—and bring our body into the reduction-equation through breathing. ✨

To get our mindset under our management, we need to accept that everyone is on their own journey. We’re the tour director of our journey and everyone else is responsible for theirs. Yes, our paths cross and intertwine. But major levels of stress are reduced if we keep the focus on ourselves and what we can do. When we do, our sense of empowerment grows. ✨

None of us knows what’s coming next, other than what we choose to do. Make the choice to focus on choosing, following through with action, instead of worrying about what everyone else is doing around you. Doing this offers the best guarantee for greater happiness and joy. ✨

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook and TurboCharged: The SilverDisobedience Edition (available at amazon!) ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info at Wilhelmina Models New York —other info in my bio & on my websites.