The ultimate goal for everyone in life is to be happy. This is an absolute truth and there can be no argument about this. On the other hand, the fact also remains that it is different things that keep different people happy. Some may derive their happiness by being in the company of loved and near and dear ones while some may get their dose of happiness by earning more money and leading a lavish lifestyle and many other such means. Thus, the means may differ but the goal remains the same.
It is very important to remember that happiness is a state of mind. Whether we are happy or not, depends to a large extent on how we want to feel. At the same time, it is equally important to remember that being happy does not mean that we can never experience the negative emotions associated with fear, anxiety, sorrow, and other such emotions. Being happy should be the overall dominant emotion. It is not achieved automatically but rather has to be worked at.
Let us see how we can work towards remaining happy and at peace in our lives no matter the circumstances-
In a world that does not even have a second to pause, strive to put aside some time for yourself. Do what you like in that time. Call up or meet a friend, paint, dance, sing, cook or write. If meditating is what brings peace to you do that. If you live amidst the beauty of Mother Nature just soak in the natural beauty while you sip on that cup of coffee or tea or create your own green patch. Take up a hobby or pursue that long lost one again.
A sense of gratitude:
Instead of remembering the bad done to you think of all the good done to you by others. Positive thoughts always have the effect of making us happy. The past cannot be erased so why look back at the negative memories.
Work hard and stay busy:
It has been rightly said that, “An idle mind is a devil’s workshop”. It is a fact that if we stay busy doing something constructive, then negative emotions will stay far away.
These and many more such tips can surely help you to stay happy and joyful in life. As has been said, “Happiness is not out there, it’s in you.”
Enjoy the Moment
Make the most of every moment because life can change in an instant. While the present moment may be uncomfortable, it is the only one that is guaranteed. Look beyond the present problem and find the moments that are worth enjoying and then savor each one.
5 Happy Things Every day
Make a pact to recognize, and then celebrate, five happy things every day. No matter their size or significance, be sure to seek these happy things out and then hold them close so you can see their positive power.
Did you know that only 8% of the things you worry about actually come true? If you are worried about the worst-case outcome of a situation, then make the choice to do everything you can to avoid it. Empower yourself to plan for the worse, but expect the best.
Embrace Your Mistakes
Accept the fact you are human, wonderfully, beautifully human, and then embrace your mistake as an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, and others. By becoming aware of your mistakes, you are able to move past them and prevent regret from keeping you stuck in the past.
Learn to Say No
Know when to say when. Over-committing and stretching yourself too thin is an invitation for negative thoughts to seek in. Create reasonable boundaries that, while they may push you, also keep you safe from anxiety.