Many guides recommend meditation. But why? Because meditation is one of the most effective practices for promoting mindfulness and inner peace. However, from what I’ve observed, many people struggle to sit down and meditate. Instead of relaxing and immersing themselves in the present moment, they get entangled in thoughts about what they should achieve, could achieve, or what frustrating things happened at work today. Unfortunately, this approach doesn’t lead to the desired outcome. In fact, it increases pressure and frustration. Why? Shit in = Shit out. Just like the best PA system won’t produce great sound if I sing into the mic poorly. So, what can you do?

The Law of Sowing and Reaping: Why Joy should be your ultimate goal
You’re probably familiar with the Law of Sowing and Reaping, right? It states that you reap what you sow. So, instead of attempting a frustrated meditation session, it’s more beneficial to spend that same time doing something that brings you joy. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Spending 10 minutes restlessly squirming on a chair, trying not to think about anything, won’t magically transform you into a radiant person. But spending those 10 minutes doing something that brings you joy, and fun will leave you even more radiant afterwards. Good in = Good out.

So, what brings you joy and is ideally meaningful as well? It could be reading an inspiring book, listening to uplifting music, painting whatever comes to mind, or going for a walk in nature. Just invest more time in activities that make you happy. In my experience, this is the best formula for a happy life. Simply be happy today, now, and here. You know best what brings you joy. And when you stop constantly seeking approval from others and focus on doing your thing, you’ll become a happy camper for the rest of the world too.

Enjoy implementing this and having fun.