"Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life." ~Unknown
Do you think so?
Happiness is not in what you were; or what you want in the coming days- rather the very 'this moment.' The present condition- present state of your well-being- where you are consciously aware of your life, and your actions is important to make yourself feel happy every day!
"If you can't stay happy, you can never know- what happiness 'feels' like; in any given scenario."
Like the famous writer on self-improvement; Dale Carnegie defines happiness as,"it isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about."
I have always mentioned in my previous posts that,"what you think, matters." Our thoughts completely control the whole system in the body. Our behavior, actions, reactions- all are results of how we make ourselves feel all-the-time!
Can we design a happier and more fulfilling life for ourselves?
Yes, we can!
Listen to the needs of a "happier you:"
Believe me! nobody can make you a 'happier you;' if you don't take the first step! This is the reason- I had to take a big leap from where I was- to a 'new' happy me.
I have always tried many ways- to not only make myself a happier person, but continue being a happier me. - with every day ups and downs, changes and challenges as well as with life's unsolved questions.
I try everything I can, to add a purpose and loads of inspiration to my everyday life. Things that bring me immense joy; activities that can keep me occupied while motivating me to smile and feel good from the inside out; and many more 'favorite stuffs,' to spend time with- specially on the days that aren't going so well. They kind of act as an inspiring layer to my really bad days!
"Staying happy is necessary to continue living."
If you are one among many, who diligently want to feel & stay happy; then come out of your 'current zone' (present state of mind), and take a look around you for the things that can give you comfort and protection. Make a choice, and continue walking towards it- who you think can bring you a smile- may it be a person or an activity. At this time; nothing is more important than 'feeling happy and peaceful.' So go for it, and give a try.
Stay strong in choosing your happiness; because 'true happiness' matters!
Try these few ways, to remove everything that blocks your happiness and freedom- of who you are in real life:-
Practice Inner Peace:
'Making peace' with your present life is the first step towards finding happiness. Realize the needs and reasons to feel complete and satisfied with your present 'you.' Thoughts like; what you did not achieve, or could not achieve; etc. will only trigger anger and dissatisfaction.
Sometimes; crying out loud (just like a baby) is the best solution to drain out your hurt emotions. Try to do it when you are alone. This will give you a better strength to deal with the problem (s) further, and you will feel 'light at heart.'
What I Do-I always do that; specially when I cannot speak out my problems to anybody!
If your answer is, 'yes'; I am confident-you can control your happiness too!
Accepting right and wrong about yourself- is another easy path to 'stay happy.' This means, you are aware of the reasons that can trigger any unhappy thought in you!
What I Do-I listen to my close friends or family-about their suggestions, advises; etc. But then I discovered that, they are not always correct! They did their part of explaining, but I must also understand- where I am right or wrong!
I never used to do that; and later the thoughts about these conversations used to make me very upset. But, slowly I decided to have a good opinion of myself too, and then see where I stand in it!
People will (unnecessarily sometimes) challenge you to do what they can do; or they are good at. But you do not heed to such challenges! Do; what you think- you can do. Do not listen to their negative comments or humiliations. You know what you are good at, so do not wait for approval from others. Stop caring about such people in your life; and understand that they can only talk about what they know; and you are doing what you know. And that is enough to shut-their-mouth!
What I Do- I have been a major victim of this situation in my life. Initially, I used to really think that; "I am such a waste! I don't know anything, but slowly I realized- I am better at many things. So why not I concentrate on those areas rather than "beating around the bush!"
I started caring less about what, and who says what- to me. I am aware of my gifted and cultivated strengths, now! And this awakening gave me the courage to stand for what I believe in; and to do my dreams.
If any kind of negative thought (s) seem to appear in your mind- quickly say it loud to yourself- "shift+delete," and start thinking about something good-"some happy thoughts."
What I Do- I do the same thing! Just change my area of thoughts and focus on good, happy things around me, that's right there around me .
"A creative person knows the best utilization of his or her time." Most of them are crazy about their tasks; so hardly care about results! I feel they are the most *happy people on earth; as they have a 'beautiful purpose' towards life and living (*Some get disappointed when they seriously start chasing success; and stop enjoying what they are doing).
"If you really have a creative wing; open it and fly." I am sure; you will find your purpose- and will also enjoy along the way! Nothing can be as happy as living your dreams, or working towards it!
What I Do- I have a purpose now; and I am working really 'hard' towards it! I keep my options open to-what I like doing, to keep myself happily busy:)
Building a stronger relationship with yourself, and listening to your needs is so fulfilling. This requires a lot of patience, understanding and eagerness. If you really want to be a 'happy person,' then you are sure to find reasons- to stay and feel happy every day. Just go with the flow rather than expecting anything!
Taking care of yourself from the inside out; makes you better each day, and happiness fills your life with success, peace, prosperity and fulfillment.
"If you still haven't discovered your "happiness code," then let me help you in finding easy ways to make yourself feel happy every day. Feeling truly happy from within can never be obtained by being successful or accumulating more and more stuff- but finding joy in simple small things, by making each day of your life simple yet productive (doesn't matter if the productive task is simply spending some close time with your kids and family), because people who make you smile, laugh, and feel good are the real make ups - you give to your heart and mind." ~Epsita
Each day is important in our life, so make yourself feel happy everyday!
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