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.
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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
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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
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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.
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