Someone made a statement that when you move along the streets of his country, you will notice that many people seem not to be happy. Now I would want to ask you this question. Are you still waiting for your circumstances to change before you will allow yourself to be happy? Most of us have preconceived ideas of what would make us happy, and we refuse to be satisfied until those things happen.
The problem is that even when specific things happen in our lives, we are rarely satisfied with them! Instead, we keep aiming for something very big and better, still believing that such will make us happy (or happier). We never allow ourselves to reach a point of contentment. Have you done the same thing to yourself?
The good news is that you can decide to be happy now even if everything in your life is not perfect. Below you will find 3 easy ways to do so:
1) Be grateful. Each time the word thank you is being said to you, you always feel good. Now you would have to learn to say that word to yourself. Gratitude is one of the most powerful states of mind that you can adopt. Not only does it make you feel good, it shifts your focus from what you don’t have to what you do have, and keeps it there! As you focus more on what you are grateful to have in your life (Yes the includes the really small blessings!) you worry less about anything that may be lacking. The result? A more pervasive sense of happiness!
2) Take time to smell the roses. Well today many people get really busy that they only have time for themselves when they fall sick. That sounds very bad though and if have you happen to be such a person I can guess you aren’t happy. In order to be truly happy, you need to make time for yourself to relax, dream, and take pleasure in life’s simpler moments. Beginning today, make sure to spend time doing things you love on a regular basis. Read books that stimulate your imagination; listen to great music; take long walks and simple try to put smiles in other peoples faces. So you just have to make an effort to enjoy your life as it is right now.
3) Love the journey. Many of us make the mistake of pinning all of our expectations on some vague, far-off result, like the completion of goals. We believe that once we get there everything will be perfect and we will finally be happy. However, there is much to be gained from enjoying the journey to your destination! Make it your mission to revel every moment that you are working toward higher goals. Enjoy the sense of self-mastery and accomplishment you gain with every goal you achieve. Make it a worthwhile journey and you will savor the end result that much more!
So you have seen the three things you can do to gain happiness in your life even if things appear to be going south. You must understand that happiness is a choice you make from moment to moment. Though it is true certain serious situations make it difficult to feel happy at times, we can allow very little things to bother us and block any happiness we would otherwise feel. Embrace happiness, and it will grow to monstrous proportions in your life!