2020, and yes we are still talking about happiness. A few decades ago, we
assumed that by now, we would have figured this out – how idealistic are we?
Anyways, today’s special guest post is about this very topic. Here goes:
someone say,”…so-in-so is great, but I’m just not happy?” Or have you ever
wondered why you just couldn’t seem to find happiness? Read on to learn how you
can choose to be happy.
Happiness is something you have to “choose” to be. A person could have all the money in the world, and still be unable to acquire what it is they really want, and ultimately remain unhappy.
could be surrounded by all their friends and loved ones, and still be lonely.
And, a person could have to eat bugs to survive, in a cold, wet prison cell,
and still be happy to eat those bugs, and happy to be alive.
has gratefully accepted their surroundings, and has found some good or greater
meaning in it, making the experience more pleasurable. This person chose to be
happy with what they had, by being mindful of the moment, recognizing the
potential it may have.
Getting into the habit of being happy is easy. The first step is learning to appreciate your blessings, seeing the good or greater meaning of things. This requires that you become more aware of your five senses. How else could the smell of freshly baked cookies cheer up your woefully dreary day?
could the faint sound of your sleeping child’s breathing ease you into your own
peaceful resting state? We need to use our senses to become more aware of our
surroundings, and accept them.
that we can change our surroundings to become more pleasing to us. This could
include some small, but significant changes, like placing candles by the
bathtub, or buying a special lamp for your reading area.
Scientific research suggests that colours play an important role in one’s moods. Light green and orange seem to make people feel happier, whereas red makes them feel hungry. Many people have been hiring interior decorators as part of their strategy for feeling better, as interior decorators have studied colours, patterns, layouts, etc., and they use these factors to create a comfortable living area, tailor-fit to your needs.
to research your interior designer, and be frugal. The positive effect that
redesign brings, needn’t be boggled down by guilt from over-doing it. The idea
is to do things that make you feel good. It won’t make you feel good if you
overspend, or overindulge.
But it will
make you feel good if you shopped around, and you got the best deal, completely
fitting all your needs. Again, awareness is the key to happiness. After you
have become aware of yourself and surroundings, you can choose to be appreciative
How was this short article? Inspiring? Cliched? Probably a bit of both. Anyways, hope you enjoyed it and that you find your happiness. Also check out the links below:
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