Ready to Conquer those Obstacles to Your Joy?

Ready to Conquer those Obstacles to Your Joy?

Overcoming Obstacles to Joy


In life, we all encounter obstacles that can hinder our ability to experience joy to the fullest. These challenges can take various forms, from personal setbacks to external circumstances. However, the journey toward lasting happiness often involves overcoming these obstacles, learning from them, and finding ways to rediscover and embrace the joy within us and our surroundings. Let’s delve into the strategies and mindset shifts that can help us triumph over the barriers to joy.

1 – Recognize Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

The idea that more money equals happiness is a myth. You can’t reach true happiness by simply stockpiling money or possessions. Happiness is a state of mind. It is a decision you make each moment of the day.

Studies of people who come into substantial wealth show that their exuberance soon gives way to whatever previous level of happiness they experienced before their financial windfall.

Shift your perspective to recognize that while money can provide comfort and security, true happiness is found in the intangible aspects of life.


2 – Don’t Let Desires Become Obsessions

While having desires is a healthy part of human life, when these desires transform into obsessions, they can become stumbling blocks on the path to happiness. Obsessions can lead to a perpetual state of discontent, as pursuing a single goal or possession takes precedence over all other aspects of life.

Striking a balance between pursuing one’s aspirations and maintaining a sense of contentment in the journey is key to sustainable happiness.


3 – Embrace Negative Emotions

Embracing positive and negative feelings can be a powerful catalyst for greater happiness. It allows you to experience the richness of life’s ups and downs fully. By facing and understanding your feelings, you can navigate challenges, find meaning in adversity, and savor moments of joy with heightened appreciation. This emotional authenticity deepens your connection with yourself and enhances your capacity to connect with others, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling and contented life.


4 – Calm Your Restlessness

Restlessness, often fueled by constant busyness and the pursuit of more, can hinder happiness. It’s like a constant background noise that disrupts inner peace and contentment.

To overcome restlessness, it’s essential to set clear priorities and boundaries to help you regain control over your time and energy, reducing the urge to chase after the next thing. Engaging in relaxation techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises, can also soothe restlessness and promote a sense of inner calm, leading to a more fulfilling and harmonious life.


5 – Practice Mindfulness

Constantly worrying about ‘what if’ scenarios keeps you trapped in a cycle of anxiety, preventing you from fully enjoying life. To overcome this pattern, practice mindfulness.

By grounding yourself in the here and now, you reduce the grip of anxious thoughts about the future. It’s also helpful to engage in rational thinking and problem-solving, addressing concerns when they arise instead of dwelling on hypothetical outcomes. Practicing mindfulness allows you to experience greater contentment and peace in your daily life.


Whenever you experience negative emotions, ask yourself if you are looking at reality or if your mind is playing tricks on you. Then, take steps towards overcoming these hurdles to joy.



Jackie Foskett of healing hypnotherapy

Jackie Foskett,

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Stress Relief Specialist

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