Who am I?

 

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Who am I?

My name is Justin Waite and I live on the south coast of England with Meagan, Fred and Monty.

I believe being happy is the most important state of being we can achieve in life.

This is not because I’m always happy, in fact, quite the opposite.

I often experience moods of darkness, which, in my more positive moments, help me appreciate the happy times.

 

Happiness can be found
 

When I was five and half months old I burnt my right hand on an electric cooking ring. To date I’ve had 21 skins graphs performed on it.

When I was five years old I burnt our family home to the ground. We’d only just moved into it and so we had no insurance.

By the time I was 25 years old, I’d had 25 different jobs.

Some of these jobs ranged from washing dishes in a French 5 star hotel, to an insurance salesman, to a melon picker in Israel.

It took me that many jobs to find one I was happy with.

I now work in radio, which I love.

 

Justin fat pic
 

When I was forty years old, I decided to get in shape after carrying an extra 2 plus stone (30+ pounds) for most of my life.

So in August of 2012, I made a promise to myself that I’d cycle to work, every day, come rain or shine for a year. I have now been doing it for nearly two years.

 

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Apart from, eating correctly, sleeping sufficiently (which I rarely do) and exercising enough, one of the main things that keeps me focused on the positive is answering this question everyday:

What made you happy today? (to find out why this is so important click here)

Without this daily positive reminder I would definitely experience a lot more down days than I do at the moment.

 

 

To find out What HappyMap is about? (click here)

 

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