During the night I was thinking about happiness. I enjoy being happy….and I am so easily pleased and amused it doesn’t take much for me be happy. For other folks it can be a struggle and I remember those times too. So how do we get and stay happy?
Accept yourself – One of the key reasons I think people are unhappy is that they do not really like or love themselves enough. It is essential that we accept ourselves as what we are without any conditions or strings to attain happiness. Don’t get so critical about yourself – your looks, your brains, your capabilities or your financial condition. Just learn how to love yourself as you are, where you are. You will realize that once you are comfortable with what you are, others will accept you more willingly.
Happiness is a state of mind – It is important that we understand and appreciate that our happiness lies within us all the time. Consider this – no one can make you unhappy if you have decided for sure that you will be happy in every situation. If you have made up your mind to be happy, you can always seek out the positive aspects of a situation and remain happy. And a nice result is that the happier we become, the more happiness will come our way. Life may throw challenges at you but solutions will come faster and to you if you face them with a smile on your face.
It is important that we learn how to balance the various responsibilities that we may have. If any one of these tasks becomes paramount, we are likely to ignore the others. For example, if you get extremely preoccupied with your work, your family life is likely to suffer. On the other hand, if you are too consumed with your plans for your various hobbies, your job is likely to suffer. We may achieve momentary happiness but neither of these situations can result in happiness in the long run.
Stay surrounded by happy people – Make sure that you seek out people who are happy and cheerful pretty much all the time. Being in the company of people who have a habit of gossiping, pot stirring, and criticizing is likely to divert your mind towards negative thoughts. Avoid getting into the sulk mode by choosing the company of happy people.
Be grateful – Saying a small “thank you” for what you have can make a lot of difference. When you make it a habit to be grateful, you seek out the things that you do have. This helps you divert your mind from negative thoughts of what you do not have. It also encourages us to think of future goals and dreams in a positive manner.
Finally, take time off to enjoy nature, life and the small things that we take for granted on a daily basis. A beautiful sunset can bring you joy, if only you would take a few minutes out of your daily schedule and look at it.
I love you all to Jupiter and back twice….and I am sending you all happy, pink huggz.
Sarah-Pink Welch ©2013