With this being the African rainy season, I always seem to have issues with my swimming pool pH balance. The water turns green very quickly and I constantly need to take out the tester kit to measure the chlorine and acidity levels. Once I have established what is out of balance, I simply just need to add the required treatment. It is always important to have a stash of all the possible treatment options on hand for a quick remedy.
While I was busy testing my swimming pool water, I had a random thought – what is my pH balance?
After a little research I discovered that pH simply means the power of hydrogen. A human being should have a slightly alkaline pH level in their blood. I read that a healthy pH balance in the human body should be 7.30 – 7.45 on the pH scale.
We all know we need to eat healthy and exercise regularly, so I am not even going to go down that well used pathway. 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for so many of us that I thought it might be interesting to explore a slightly different definition of pH balance.
I asked myself one question – what is my power of happiness (pH)?
After reflecting for some time, I realized that finding my power of happiness is something I found incredibly challenging this year. In 2019 I assumed that I had achieved ultimate happiness and personal success. I had the one thing called “happiness”. But I did not realize that the overall meaning of happiness shifts over the course of one’s life. My understanding of happiness started to shift as my circumstances changed.
I needed to evaluate what I needed to change within my very being as well as my immediate surroundings.
1. Start with a strong belief system is vital. We all need to have a purpose and have hope in the future and that which is not seen.
2. It is important to have a healthy dose of gratitude. Be grateful for what you have and not what you have lost.
3. Always try to give back or play it forward. No matter how bad your circumstances are, there are still others that are far worse off than you.
4. Have a good laugh. Chat to a friend everyday or watch a good relaxing comedy that will allow you the opportunity to have a heartfelt belly laugh.
5. Have some alone time. Give yourself some time to focus on you. Allow yourself an opportunity to gather your thoughts and write them down. This is a great way to evaluate your progress.
6. Do what you love. If there is a particular activity you enjoy then find time to enjoy it. Do not allow other less important activities to dominate your time.
From personal experience I know that this is sometimes easier said than done. I have found that making a conscious effort to focus on these pH treatments can make a difference. Find your or sense of purpose by investing in your Power of Happiness.