Choosing The Great Happiness Space
By Marie Miguel
Updated January 02, 2019
Reviewer Alvina Acquaye
Where do you feel the most comfort or at home? Where do you feel like you're the safest and at your best? No matter what place you're thinking of right now, you're likely feeling happier, right? You suddenly feel calm and more at peace, even if you're in a stressful environment. Just thinking about that place where you're most comfortable helps with relaxation in so many ways and that's an important thing to have for yourself. Your great happiness space is somewhere that you can enjoy yourself, even if you're doing nothing at all.
A Great Happiness Space
Do you already know where your happiness space is? If you do, then that's great. You're already one step ahead of the pack (or maybe several steps ahead of the pack). You're off to a great start because, during times when you feel stressed, anxious or unhappy in any way, you'll be able to create a space for yourself to help with feeling better about the current moment. That space isn't going to make everything better, but it's a start to help with calming you down and focusing on tackling certain challenges hindering your happiness.
If you don't know where your happiness space is, then it's important that you start creating one for yourself. Having a space that you can go to no matter how you're feeling or what's happening in your life is key to helping you cope with stressors in your life. It can create a sense of control in your life even in the midst all the things you have going on. Whether that place is in your home (like your bedroom, game room, closet or even your kitchen) or if it's somewhere outside your home (like the library, a specific store or a friend or family member's home) you're going to want a place that you can rely on and feel at peace in.
Why You Want A Space
Having a space that you can go to no matter what helps you feel better and it becomes a safe place that you can return to, to instantly take your mind off things and make you the focus. When you walk into that space your breathing calms down, your tension and anxiety may also reduce to a level that can help with making you feel better. Your body can shift into a relaxing state, you can let go of current stressors and just be in the moment. It's a great feeling, and whether you feel a little bit better or a lot better, it's going to make your life a whole lot easier. Everyone needs a space (or even several spaces) where they can create this state of feeling balanced and relaxed, with all that they may have going on.
You may not have even realized that you had a space like this, but now thinking about it, you remember how every time you walk into your mother's house you relax or every time you set foot in the library you feel like you can do anything. Those places are ones where you may feel the most comfortable, the safest and the happiest. It's about finding those places for yourself and using it to your best advantage when you need to.
When you start to feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or just may have a lot going on, you're going to want to go to that special place where you feel the most comfortable. This can help you take a step back to relax and start to work through anything that you might be experiencing that's causing you stress. It's a benefit that works great alongside some other assistance if you're experiencing a great deal of stress or negative emotions. A safe and happy space won't help you with everything, but it can be a start to help with awareness of what's specifically going on with you.
Finding What You Need
If you don't know that you have a happy space where you can feel like you're ready to do anything it's important that you work towards finding one. Explore different areas of your house or different places that you go. Do you feel better in some than others? Would a specific space in your home feel more comfortable if you were to add something to it? Maybe if you played some music in your bedroom you would feel more comfortable or if the walls were painted a different color or you had a comfortable place to sit. No matter what it is, you may want to consider creating a space for yourself that is inviting to you when you need a moment to cope with all that is going on with you.
Finding the place that makes you feel your best could take a little bit of time and effort but when you realize just how much better it can make you feel you're going to wish you'd done it sooner. Of course, it's important to note that you don't have to only go to that place when you're feeling down. You can go there any time that you want, whether you need a bit of a recharge or you're just ready to return.
Getting More Help
If your happy space is not quite enough to make you feel better, then it's looking for other ways to help you through any stressors you're currently dealing with. You may want to seek out a professional who can help you work through the emotions that you're feeling to help you understand why things are happening the way they are and what can be done to manage it in a healthy way. A mental health professional can help you make sense of what's going on to be able to provide you with the tools necessary to push through what's happening.
If you're looking for a mental health professional take a look at BetterHelp. This system is entirely online and will help you find someone, located anywhere in the country, that you can feel comfortable communicating with. You'll have your sessions entirely online, and you'll be able to connect from anywhere that has an internet connection. That's going to make a big impact for you, and it's going to help you feel ready for just about anything. All you need to do is get online and make an appointment, and you'll be ready to get started.