Happiness Is A Choice You Make
“Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.”
If you feel you are lacking in the happiness department my friend, that is a choice you have decided to make. You have full and complete control over your life and the decisions you make so don’t let anyone tell you different. Whatever you do in life choosing to be happy is a choice you make and you make alone. You may feel like the fun has gone out of your life but there are many factors which people measure their own happiness. Some people think money is the ultimate happiness but they soon realize money doesn’t bring happiness only misery if all you do is work all the time to pay for your pleasures.
You might look at others who are blessed with so much but beware, you don’t know their situation. They may be in serious debt even though it looks like they have everything. Don’t strive to be like them. Instead, carve out your own happiness niche in this world by following your passions and your ideals. Being a slave to wealth, possessions, status, or even an exalted position you hold at work. don’t create happiness. Happiness is a choice that comes from deep inside.
How is Happiness Measured?
“Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.”
There are many things in life that can make you happy. They are mainly subjective because happiness comes differently for everyone. The way you find joy and happiness is measured differently by everyone. Everyone seeks happiness in their own way. What makes you happy is a natural high that you deserve to find. There is nothing wrong with the things that you find joy in. Respect others for what they enjoy. Seek out your own enjoyment and never feel guilty for your own pleasure. It;s something they can;t take away from you.
While some people appear to be naturally happy looks can be deceiving. Although studies suggest there is a genetic disposition linked to being happy it doesn’t mean you were born to be miserable if you are not a naturally happy person. Your happiness is influenced by your environment and the people you come in contact with.
How To Find Happiness In Everyday Life
Sleep is a big factor in being a happy person. Sleep is needed for the body to function properly. When you don’t get enough sleep you you end up being very moody, have an inability to think clearly, and your reactions to events is slow.. Lack of sleep can cause problems with your health as well. Ensuring total well being requires a good night sleep. Change your daily schedule so you can get to bed earlier. You also might need to encourage other people in your household to help you a little bit more if you are working too hard.
Exercise is very good for the body and floods the brain with endorphins which are responsible for making you happy. Exercise is important for total health. When you exercise, focus not only a toned body but on a firm mind. Build self confidence which is a precursor for finding happiness. Exercise is not just about feeling or looking good but a way to avoid sickness. When people are sick they tend to lose gratitude they had for life. Always be grateful for who you are, what you have been given and work hard to be the best person you can be.
Practicing meditation is another great way to find happiness in your life. Combined with exercise, it can relax both your body and mind. Mediation is a form of prayer and calms the spirit. A calm spirit can focus on way to become the person you’ve always wanted to be. If you are a goal-oriented person this is a great way to pursue the visions and dreams you have.
Meditation is one of the most effective ways to change your well being. Doctors have proven that meditation generates brain activity on the left side, which produces positive emotions in the body. Meditation offers a world of good for the practitioner which in turn, creates a sense of well being in the person. Those that a happy people have a good sense of well being about themselves and radiate it out into the world. Inner peace is the ultimate form of happiness and feeling you are one with God goes along way in keeping you happy.
Prayer is the highest form of happiness. When we pray to God, we bask in his unconditional love. Prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving show our happiness and love for GOd. It is a well known fact that those who pray are much happier than those who don’t. Knowing that there is a loving and caring God that has our back gives comfort in time of trouble and stress and helps us avoid become victims of depression. Once again, praying changes our brains and causes us to feel at peace. Peace is just another word for happiness in its most basic form.
The Quest For Happiness
“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”
Some people search their whole lives for happiness and never find it. They are too busy with their own feelings they never stop to understand what others may be doing or feeling. One of the best ways to find happiness is to serve others. We find comfort is serving others and studies have shown that it changes our heart when we help others.
Being part of a community is another way to bring happiness into your life. Those who share our passions are more apt to treat us with respect and dignity and their friendship is a great way to enjoy a happy existence. The more good and trusted friends you have, the more happy you will apt to be.
If you are an unhappy person, use these tips to be happy to change your life for good. No one wants to be unhappy but there are ways to avoid unhappiness and learn to enjoy what life has to offer.