Most people are about as happy as the make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Is happiness a choice? Yes! Many happy people realize happiness is a choice and it’s up th them to intentionally choose it every single day.
Happy people are not held hostage by their circumstances and they do not seek happiness in people or possessions.
They understand that when we stop chasing the world’s definition of happiness, we begin to see the decision to experience happiness has been right in front of us all along.
But simply knowing that happiness is a choice is not enough. Fully experiencing it still requires a conscious decision to choose happiness each day. How then might each of us begin to experience this Joy?
Count your Blessings. Happy people choose to focus on the positive aspects of life rather than the negative. They set their minds specUtica reasons to be grateful. They express it when possible. And very quietly discover there is always, something to be grateful for.
Carry a Smile. A smile is a wonderful beautified. But more than that making an emotion-filled face carries influence over the feelings processed by the brain in the same way our brains influence our face. You can actually program yourself to experience happiness by Choosing to smile. Not to mention, all the pretty smiles you’ll receive in return for flashing yours is also to increase your happiness.
Use “I am Affirmations” I am loved, I am blessed, I am a Gift to the World, okay I’ll stop being silly No one is a gift to the world, but you are somebody’s gift in this world. Tell yourself positive things and you can start to living in a positive mindset.
Wake up on your terms
Hold back a complaint. The next time you want to lash out in verbal complaint toward a person, a situation, or yourself don’t. Instead, humbly keep it to yourself. You’ll likely diffuse an a unhealthy, unhappy environment. But more than that, you’ll experience joy by choosing peace in a difficult situation.
Practice one life-improving discipline. There is happiness and full end to be found in personal growth. To know that you have intentionally devoted time and energy to personal improvement is one of the most satisfying feelings you’ll ever experience. Embrace and practice at least one act of self-discipline each day. This could be exercised, budgeting, or guided learning.., what ever your life needs today to continue growing. Find it. Practice it, Celebrate it.
Use your strengths. Each of us have natural talents, strengths, and abilities. And when we use them effectively, we feeling alive and comfortable in our skin. They help us find joy in our being and happiness is our design. So embrace your strengths and choose to operate within your giftedness each day. If you need to find this outlet outside your employment, by all means, find this outlet.
Accomplish one important task. Because happy people choose happiness, they take control over their lives. They don’t make decisions based on a need to pursue joy. Instead , they operate out of the satisfaction they have already chose. They realize there are demand on their time, helpful pursuits to accomplish, and important contributions to make to the world around them. Choose one important task that you can accomplish each day. And find joy in your contribution.
Eat a healthy meal/snack. We are spiritual, emotional, and mental beings. We are also physical bodies. Out lives cannot be wholly separated into its parts. As a result, one aspect always influences the others. For example, our physical bodies will always have impact over our spiritual and emotional well-being. Caring for our physical well-being can have significant benefit for our emotional standing.
Treat others well. Everyone wants to be treated kindly. But more than that deep down, we also want to treat others with the same respect that we would like given to us. Treat everyone you meet with kindness, patience, and grace. The Golden Rule is a powerful standard. It benefits the receiver. But also brings growing satisfaction in yourself as you seek to treat others as you would like to be treated.
Search for benefit in your pain. This life can be difficult. Nobody escapes with out pain. At some point-in some way- we all encounter it. When you remind yourself again that the trials may be difficult, but they will pass. And search to find meaning in the pain. Choose to look for benefits that can be found in your trial. At the very least, perseverance in being built. And most likely, an ability to comfort others in their pain is also being developed.