Happiness Is…

“HAPPINESS IS FOUND IN DOING NOT MERELY IN POSSESSING”

Are you truly happy?

Do you even know what it means to be happy and what it takes to achieve happiness?

These are important questions for anyone who is seeking happiness to ask themselves.

I try to live my life to maintain my own happiness while trying my best to not cause unhappiness to anyone else.

If you want to be happy you need to understand that you can be happy and that you should be happy. Many people make the mistake of believing that they don’t deserve happiness and accept their unhappy state as their destiny.
The truth of the matter is that happiness, like anything else in life, needs to be nurtured.

How???

1. Understand what it is that will make you happy. Celebrate your individuality and do not worry about whether or not your desires are comparable to those of your peers.

2. Make a plan for attaining goals that you believe will make you happy or feel better about yourself for going after something you value.

3. Surround yourself with happy people. If you are around people who are happy their emotional state will be infectious.

4. When something goes wrong try to figure out a solution instead of wallowing in self pity. Turn the circumstances back to your favor.

5. Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy. Focus on the positive things in your life and it will lead you to continued happiness.

6. It’s also important to take some time each day to do something nice for yourself. You will be subconsciously putting yourself in a better mood.

7. Finding the humor in situations can also lead to happiness. Find a way to make light of a situation that would otherwise make you unhappy.

8. Maintaining your health is another way to achieve happiness. Additionally, exercise has been known to release endorphins that give you a feeling of happiness.

9. Finally, it is important to understand that you deserve happiness. If necessary, tell yourself each day that you deserve to be happy and remind yourself what steps you will take to achieve the happiness you desire.

Happiness is hard to define but most people are aware of whether they are happy or not. Many people believe that happiness is a form of luck and that some people are destined to be happy while others are destined to be unhappy.

I try to incorporate the tips above into my life in order to have great success in achieving happiness. Though it might seem small but its meaningful steps will take me each day and lead me to true happiness.

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2 responses to “Happiness Is…

  1. I think often we get so caught up in working and taking care of our responsibilities that we forget to ask ourselves if we’re happy, and then even when we are not, fail to realize that there are things we can do about it. Good advice. Thanks for the post!

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