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How To Be Happy

July 3, 2013

Happiness will not be found where you are currently looking because what you think will make you happy will not.happiness

Happiness will not come from

  • Losing a few pounds
  • Gaining a few dollars
  • Making it big
  • Getting married
  • Having the perfect body
  • Having the perfect house
  • Or more possessions

So stop searching for something that can’t be found and start learning what you can do to become a happier person.

Researchers have found that your life circumstances are only a small part of your happiness because people quickly adapt to positive changes in their life. And soon after they have what they have always wanted they feel the same as they did before. And they start searching for the next new thing in an endless cycle. That will never bring true happiness.

To stop the cycle, you must understand that happiness will never be found out there. Because it comes from within. There is no one secret to happiness for everyone, but researchers have found that many activities that can help. So try some of the following:

(These are from “The How of Happiness” by Sonja Lyubomirsky.)

  • Express gratitude
  • Tell someone you appreciate them
  • Reflect on your blessings
  • Write a thank you note
  • Savour life’s joys
  • Take pleasure in your senses
  • Celebrate small victories
  • See beauty in the everyday
  • Be optimistic
  • Think about past accomplishments
  • Visualise your best possible future
  • Identify and replace negative thoughts
  • Nurture social relationships
  • Listen
  • Speak more with friends
  • Show more affection
  • Increase experiences
  • Challenge yourself
  • Pursue your passions
  • Absorb yourself in an activity
  • Practice religion or spirituality
  • Volunteer
  • Meditate
  • Pray
  • Reflect
  • Take care of your body
  • Eat well
  • Unwind
  • Take up a new sport
  • Develop strategies for coping
  • Write about your experiences
  • Find value in negative events
  • Talk though things

Start trying some of these new activities today and soon you will find your Happiness

This is taken from this video on You Tube

http://youtu.be/BUnQg-K-RIw

“Be an inspiration to yourself and
you will be an inspiration to others.”

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