A majority of the time I think, I self-reflect. The other small time remaining, I go over my daily To Do list.
Today is a self-reflection day. I'm in Santa Monica for a week and the friends I'm staying with are both at work, so I decided to rent a beach cruiser and bike down to Manhattan Beach along the ocean.
I've called the usual suspects on my ride: my aunt, my dad, my mom, and my best friend. After talking to them, self-reflection mode kicked in full force. What makes me happy? What do I love to do? I've found that the easiest way to be happy in life is to diminish things that I don't enjoy participating in and eliminate people from my life that bring me down. Easier said than done, but I'm getting better at it. Here's what I enjoy: health and wellness, genuine and optimistic people, kids, yoga, reading with a good cup of coffee, cooking something new, learning (then teaching someone what I've learned), and talking to new people and learning about them and what makes them tick.
No matter where I physically end up in this world, as long I am mentally sound in what creates happiness in my life, I know I'll find my niche. Some of the best Words of Wisdom I've been given in life are that problems follow you no matter where you go, just the scenery changes. It's true. A new place may temporarily change your perspective, but those constant issues will always be present. Long story short, I'm learning to be in a consistent state of happiness within so that when an opportunity arises in my physical world that takes me to another city, I'll be ready with open arms to make an impact. I'm ready :)