The art of being happy seems to be a fleeting thing to some people; others seem to have a good grasp on it and seem to be able to hang on for dear life! Happiness means different things to different people, but there are similarities that have led scientists to believe that there is much people can do to assist themselves in their personal pursuit of happiness. I know the methods of hapiness here truly work! Try it ! https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12605/6-ways-to-create-your-own-happiness.html
Most people who are truly happy have a true sense of purpose in their life. What is your passion and are you living it? Are you doing what you love and loving what you do? For many people, faith in God brings them happiness, hope for the future and a sense of purpose. Happy people generally are giving people; giving truly does bring the giver joy, if it’s done with a real attitude of giving for the sake of giving. Checkou thtis great article! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/16-ways-to-create-your-own-happiness_us_59541afbe4b0326c0a8d0d77
Happy people are also thankful for the things in their life, and for the people and relationships in their life. Nurture your special relationships with family and friends and think about dumping negative relationships that do nothing except bring you down. Optimism doesn’t come naturally to some people, but the happiest people are optimists, always looking on the lighter and brighter side of life. Take it easy on yourself-lighten up! You should read my blog on how to become instantly happy! http://www.keciaclarke.com/5-ways-to-overcome-mental-roadblocks/ .
If you are online often, have a joke-of-the-day sent to you. Don’t be afraid to laugh; laughing releases endorphins in your brain that make you truly happy-as does exercise. Consciously look for the bright side in every situation throughout the day; instead of instantly thinking something won’t work, think about how it could work. How are you going to make it work? Figure it out… because there is a way. There always is.
Be mindful of how blessed you are; got a job? Be thankful. In a good relationship? Be thankful. Have great kids? Be thankful. Thankfulness will lead to happiness every time. See my blog on perfecting your true happiness. http://www.keciaclarke.com/get-out-of-your-funk/ .
Circumstances Beyond Your Control
Being happy is easy when life is going well; but what about when circumstances spin out of control and bad things happen one right after another. We all have times when we feel that we just can’t get out from under the storm clouds. How do people stay happy during the tough times? It’s been said time and time again that when the going gets tough the tough get going, but some people don’t find that at all easy to do. Check out this article on putting some pep in your step! http://www.keciaclarke.com/put-some-pep-in-your-step-with-7-easy-tricks/.
Positive attitudes can help, but knowing that there is a higher power that controls the chess pieces of our lives lets us know that this hard time is only a bump in the road and will soon pass. In my own life, I treat every ordeal as an adventure and I tackle the issues head on. The most important thing is to fill your life with joy in the meantime. Don’t shut out loved ones while you struggle. Keep social and entertain your friends. Do the things that bring you joy. BECAUSE THIS TOO, SHALL PASS. So, you might as well enjoy the bumpy road. Have faith that it’s going to be alright.
This deep acceptance of faith is called joy; and hard times simply can’t compete with pure joy. We may not understand why bad things happen to good people, but we know that they do and always will. Bad things happen to bad people too, just as good things happen to good people.
It’s just the way it is. If we can simply understand that we can’t know certain things on this side of life, which will help us get through life here. Try to look at everything as part of God’s plan and as a positive experience; find joy in the simple pleasures in life and don’t let the circumstances of the day (or week) get you down!
Always remember, happiness is truly a choice. Choose happy! If you enjoyed this article, please let me know!
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