We are sure that when you were a kid you were asked what you wanted to become when you grow up. While we are sure that, you came up with many worthy answers based on your future ambitions and visions. However, as you grow up, you will probably realize that the only worthy goal worth following is that of being happy. Right? But then this is a goal that seems to elude so many people while others seem to have it going. Have you ever wondered why this is so? Is it because the people who are obviously more happy are better endowed with the wealth of good fortune, good looks and plenty of wealth?
Or is it that they have found some secret formula the rest of us don’t have access to? If you take a closer look at the lives of such people who seem to be happier, then you will realize that neither are they blessed with exceptional looks, wealth or position or for that matter any of those things that we consider the key to happiness. Then, what is the key to their constant happiness. It is simple – they choose to be happy. We believe when they are faced with a choice of whether to be happy or not, they choose to be happy.
Seems so obviously simple, doesn’t it? And it also seems stupid for someone to make the choice to be unhappy instead of being happy when given the choice? But you would be surprised at how hard it is to make the choice to be happy and how easy people find it to slip into a state of unhappiness. Why do you think that is so?
There are many reasons for this and there are also many ways in which you can choose to be happy, we give you both so that you know how to shape up your life to be always happy.
Here They Are:
Knowing the difference between strong willed and being adamant: Many people report with a lot of pride that they are really adamant because they often confuse this state of affairs as being strong willed. This is far from truth and often an impediment to finding happiness. Being adamant and stubborn will only make you less flexible and keep you from being truly happy as you can be. Being strong willed however means that while you remain resolute in the aspects that you feel are important, you still are flexible when needed. You need to become strong in every sense by following the tips given here.
Enjoy the small joys without waiting for the big ones: One of the biggest mistake people make is wait for that one grand moment throughout life and this means that they miss out on the smaller ones. The saddest part is by the time they realize what they have missed by not being happy over the small joys, they also come to the conclusion that they have lost too much to gain that big moment of happiness which means they have lost all chances.
Learn to smile at all times: Sounds like a cliché? Maybe it is but that is because it is true. Having a smile on your face does lead to happiness not only for yourself but those around you. Which brings us to the point where we tell you that spreading happiness makes you happier. Again another cliché, but we are sure that this one is also true. That is why you need to smile more often even if it is sometimes not genuine as it will lead you to feeling uplifted.
Make a choice every time: We are sure that in many instance of your life, you will find that what you wanted is out of your grasp. When this happens, we tend to become sad and disappointed and turn away from everything nice in our lives. That is why you need to make a choice every time to look at the brighter side no matter how dark things look right now. This again is not at all an easy thing to do but believe us when we tell you that doing this is worth it.
Life as we grow up is only going to get more complicated with the layers of responsibilities and expectations multiplying exponentially but this does not mean that you cannot keep things simple. Take the time to ensure you enjoy all the little things of life – and soon you will realize another thing – that most of them are free. Yes, we are talking about simple joys of life like the smell of a flower or a fresh cup of coffee in the morning or the sight of a sunrise or the fresh air. We know modern life has made us immune to these things but once you start enjoying these things, you will find that you are happier after all.