3 Ways To Add Happiness To Life
Happiness involves the daily acts of choices you make in life and how you view life’s situation. You see, happiness is a choice. It took me a while to really grasp this but I am so glad that I did. It is not a destination or an end result. Even though I am a work in progress, I now understand that happiness derives from the choices that I choose to make daily and how I choose to view what is going on. I pick my happiness. I do not have to wait on it. I can find some happiness in everyday.
The other day as I was looking out the window at the sun shining and enjoying a cup of coffee, I got a glimpse of the quote above sitting on my desk and I was so grateful for realizing the happiness in my life. So I began to think about what I participate in that gives me happiness or what helps me allow room or space to be happy, receive happiness, and embrace happiness. I began to think of what I participate in that allows room in my mind and life for happiness. I believe that we have to be open to receiving happiness. I believe that we have to believe that we deserve happiness.
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I thought about the 3 things listed below
1. Being Grateful
Taking inventory of the good things in life is always needed. It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking of all of the wrong that is going on but this just destroys the chance of having happiness in your life. By taking inventory of the good things or moments, the mind gets to relax and it sends positive energy throughout the body that can be beneficial physically also. Positive energy makes it easier to find happiness.
2. Being content.
Life moves so fast until the idea of contentment can become lost. There is nothing wrong with making goals or working on completing them but don’t forget to enjoy the moment of life where you are at now. I used to not enjoy some moments in life because I was not where I wanted to be in life yet. I was waiting until a certain thing or event happen to be happy. I was not content with life and missed enjoying beautiful moments that were happening at that present time. I didn’t enjoy the progression. After each accomplishment, I always had the next accomplishment to tackle in my mind. In life’s journey, there may be stormy days but not always because the sun always come out. Take time to enjoy the sun.
Another part of contentment can involve comparison. Stay focus on your journey not anyone’s else. Your journey was design just for you. Trust that everything is happening when it should. It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparison but this just destroys the chance of having happiness in your life. No two journeys of life are the same. You don’t want to miss your progression looking at someone’s else journey.
3. Being Alone
Don’t give all of yourself to others. Leave some time to be alone. By having some alone time, you give yourself room to provide some self care. Self care is just as important as caring for others. I know this can sometimes be difficult but it is so necessary. By eliminating self care, the chance of having happiness in your life is very slim. Take some alone time for yourself. Enjoy the moments of doing nothing. Let your mind and body take a break. The rejuvenation that comes with having some alone time is great. It makes it easier to be open to happiness.
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Have you noticed how you can help the same person over and over again but he or she does not change or improve. The change will not come until he or she is ready. I think this can be applied to happiness. You have to be open to the idea that you can be happy and that you deserve to be happy. This is when you will begin to find happiness daily in your life.
By participating in all three above:
It allows room for happiness to come in. It allows you to be open to happiness. It reduces the chances of negativity in your life.
I really don’t think that there is a big ole magic trick or some secret that only a select few in life have access to add or find happiness. It is simply the daily acts of the choices we make in life and how we choose to view life’s situation. We decide what our happiness will be. We have a choice.
What behaviors do you participate in that help bring happiness in your life?
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