« Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism

1639: Make Your Everyday Place Your Happy Place by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Mental Health

2020-06-06 | 🔗

Jay and Heather Harrington of Life and Whim on making your everyday place your happy place.

Episode 1639: Make Your Everyday Place Your Happy Place by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Mental Health

Jay and Heather Harrington are the husband and wife team behind Life and Whim. They started Life and Whim after moving their family to Traverse City, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, to break the script of their life and reimagine what's possible. They live in pursuit of a purposeful, meaningful, active, and simple life.

The original post is located here: https://www.lifeandwhim.com/first-moments-blog/2019/make-everyday-place-your-happy-place

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Breyers CarbSmart is a line of sweet treats with 3-5 grams net carbs per serving. They've got tubs and bars in yummy flavors like caramel swirl, chocolate covered almond, vanilla, and peanut butter. Try Breyers CarbSmart for your next sweet-tooth craving; available at Walmart, Target, Kroger, Amazon Fresh, etc.

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/optimal-living-daily/support
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
Real quick. I recommend listening to the show on Spotify. We can listen to all of your favorite artist and podcast in one place for free without a premium account. Spotify has a huge catalog of podcast on every imaginable topic, plus he can follow your favorite podcast, so you never miss an episode premium. Users can download episodes to listen to offline wherever and whenever and easily share what you're listening to with your friends on Instagram. So if you haven't done so already be sure to download the Spotify app search for optimal living daily on Spotify or browse podcast into your library, Tab also make sure to follow me. So you never miss an episode optimal living daily? This is optimal living daily episode. Sixteen thirty nine make your everyday place. You're happy. By J and other Harrington of life and whim dot com, and I'm just a Molly, the personal narrator reading to everyday, including holidays and weekends, about having a nice one I'll keep the intro short for the weekend. Soulis get right, too as we optimize your life
Make your everyday place, you're happy. By J and other Harrington of life and win dark come years while living in urban and suburban environments Heather, and I would look for opportunities escape to our happy place when the stress became too much the business cry? then, and we just needed a moment to catch our breath, slow down and then time in nature, we dared north most often Travers City Michigan was our destination We will spend a long weekend, recharging, hugging the trails and exploring sleeping bear dunes, beating fresh food, and breathing, and Chris Bear. After a few days we will begin the track home and spend much of the four our dry fantasizing about how nice it would be too. Then, all of our time and are happy place while lamenting how unrealistic the whole idea was? After all, we had a families, arrays businesses to run an responsibilities to look, after maybe f
We retire. We conclude while exiting off the highway, but year after year, the lure of our happy place would keep pointing us back and then hanging desire to make our interment escapes are everyday existence. Persisted the obvious in irrefutable logic, of the truth. We were denying was inescapable. We only of one life to live, so why wait until retirement and uncertain future Oh, come to live, how we want where we want the fishermen and the businessmen. There's a story attributed to many different cultures about an American. Is this man on vacation who comes across a fishermen on the beach of a small coastal village, who is least casting his line into the sea the young, ambitious business man puzzled as to why the fishermen was born quote wasting his time rather than
grinding away to make a real living. Chastises fishermen to scale has operation higher others to work for him and by a fleet of boats, the fishermen replied and then what frustrated the businessman said: Jane rich, retire and spend your days fishing on the beach and enjoying the sunset? The fishermen, with me smile on his face nodded at the business man who fail to grasp the irony of it all the fishermen and turned his attention back to the sparkling sea, like the fishermen who spends days doing what he finds fun and fulfilling our move motivated by a desire to not put our dreams on layaway to incorporate more what we hope to be doing into what we actually did for us demand moving closer to the lakes beaches trails and hills that would allow us to swim, paddle, bike hike and ski as much as we wanted making this transition required
out of work. At times we looked back our decision with inkstand doubt. Do we make a big mistake? We ask ourselves: should we have more responsible about our future. These have some questions, a natural with any live transformation. We learn that blocking notions of conventional wisdom is hard because every map. The way involves grappling with societal norms that suggested that we were doing it wrong now, on the other side again, can unequivocally say that we do. The right thing for us sounds pretty start right. So what to do your happy place, can be any place, isn't on live life. Inside of you is a voice in your I call on you to something more. Are you postponing happiness, an uncertain future. I shared out each word happiness, not because as the right journey for everyone. Far from it, we found our Abby place which required of physical move, but a happy place can be any place in almost every circumstance is passed,
incorporate more joy into life through everyday intentional living, indeed fulfilment much more about how one lives, then, where one lives, finding your happy place begins with answering some tough questions. What do I want? What brings me joy? What am I putting off that? I should be doing now then what hard choices must I make to make it happen? Every one is different. Everyone circumstances are different but we are all alike in the sense that our lives consist of a never ending series of choices and our happiness and fulfilment derived from the consequences of those choices. Not making a choice is a choice it's easy to go through life on autopilot. Too often, people's lives consist of two contradictory store. One playing out in their heads and another through their existence. The untold story is one of passion and adventure
the other melancholy tale of suppressed desire. The boy is, if you don't write your own story, someone else surely will, as Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote quote the only person you are. Destined to become is the person you decide to be and quote yes this is important to plan for the future. It would be irresponsible to throw caution to the wind and live only for the moment, but isn't it just ass foolish to fall the girl, what you truly want and now on the chance that he'll be waiting for you later. The average person lives. Twenties one thousand three hundred and twenty five days. How many days Medici you have left the old saying goes as is not address rehearsal is all. There is fine you're happy place wherever that may be made choices bring it closer to tapping your life on fulfilled potential, make it count You just listen to the postal maker everyday place. You're happy
by J and Heather Harrington of Life and win dot com, not some comments, but first this episode has been made possible by air friends at briars ice cream. Briars is amiss. Because a number one ice cream, bran well known for his natural vanilla ice cream. Now, if you have a huge sweet to like I do, and if you thought you have found much success with car friendly deserves mule of this Briars Carbs Mart offers line of sweet, treats that will not undo your day of healthy eating. I've been in My day with his chocolate covered almond flavoured trade and my favorite with sums, Go nuts and milkshake it is I childhood to me So creamy amazing only consists of three to five grams of net carbs. Three or more grams of fibre and one hundred fifty calories or less per survey. It also available on tubs and bars. Of caramel swirl, vanilla and peanut butter, flavors living a low carb life. I'll doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste now with briars. Try brows cars more for your next sweet tooth, craving
available at all major retailers, such as Walmart target Kroger, Amazon, fresh and more just go to bed irish dot com, slash old, to get a coupon. Try today does briars calm, slash unwieldy and they get about change and Heather if you're a long time was of the show. You definitely heard that story about the fishermen as one of my favorites, because we often get stuck in that way of thinking from an early age to were taught to accomplish accomplished accomplish the sunrise, there's no end goal or vision inside out all were accomplishing just for the sake of it and often even enjoying the process from the fishermen's eyes is the business per and whose wasting their time, because there are stressing out about scaling, for hiring all that stuff. Only to get back to square one of being able to relax personally joy. The business building process is stressful, often,
then being an entrepreneur means a lot of uncertainty, but my light at risk and uncertainty, more than people I know- and I don't they have an end game of relaxation to me, the building The business is the fawn part, but not for the fishermen and maybe not for you. So what is your end game What do you want in retirement and may be doing that right now, just something to think about today and this week, Toby, I mean great one I'll be back to me. As usual, where optimal life awaits
Transcript generated on 2020-10-18.