How time online could make you happier

Today I'm talking about how to find your joy online.

Even though I coach people who'd like to create healthy boundaries with their internet use (i.e. have a kick ass life off their phones), I actually love the internet.

I guess you do to.

It helps connect people, informs us, entertains us and helps us fight for a better world through protesting injustices or fundraising good causes. 

So how does being online help you find your joy?

Well, it's simple really. 

Have a think about what you look at most online.

Now think about what you get lost in (in a good 'clean' way).

For me, I could watch motivational speeches, read about coaching and helping people, psychology and spiritual matters until the cows come home. It makes me really *happy*. It's no surprise to me that coaching and having an active spiritual life is my sweet spot.

What is it for you?

Do you pore over design blogs and pictures of beautiful rooms? It might be time to redo your space and maybe even offer to help people you know do the same! Hell, you might want to become an interior designer!

Do you LOVE anything sport related? Arrange a football game with friends, go to a match or take the kids out to kick a ball. Sign up for tennis lessons. Meet at the pub to watch a game with others.

Is it that you spend your time connecting with people online? Are you hanging out for people's return messages or to write back to a comment? You might start to actively bring more social sparks into your every day life.

Do you keep looking at travel blogs? Plan a trip! Even if it's camping a few kms away.

Oh and if you get jealous looking at something or someone, ask yourself, what is happening that I want? It's just a sign for you to use for good in your own life.

You get the drift! Bring your online joy into your real life and watch the happies fly out of you!



Hi, I'm Dr Lara Corr, life coach and researcher in work and wellbeing. I coach successful 30 and 40 somethings who want more fulfilling or bigger careers but doubt themselves and their options. I help them get out of their own way, find direction and go for what they really want.

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