HOW TO BE HAPPY………
Soon after we are born, we have our senses opened up to a whole new world outside, we grow up, we go through ups and downs but all along we are actually making choices….especially the choice to be HAPPY ! But then, being happy is not an easy job ! In fact, it is the toughest of all !
The truth is that you need to do a fluent homework to be happy. You have to dig deep inside yourself and ask ‘what do I need to do, to be happy’ ! Many a times, you may feel confused, while at other times you may feel dejected.
If you feel depressed, or if your life doesn’t make sense right now, you’re not alone. Many people have feelings of hopelessness, regret and disillusionment. It is unavoidable ! That’s the undeniable truth ! But, all of us need to steer ourselves out of this maze of despair and lead a meaningful life !
So what’s the exact problem?
Why are we so unhappy in the midst of plenty ?
Why are we all running around trying so hard to be happy ?
Could it be that our fast life is what’s actually causing this unhappiness ?
Could it be that we’re all looking for answers in the wrong places ?
Is it so that we are trying to look for happiness, where there isn’t any ?
The answer is not so easy ! Moreover, for each person the meaning of life can be different. For all of us, ‘staying happy’ is something like a personal mandate ! We want to be happy but we are unable to ! The pursuit of happiness becomes a matter of compulsion ! And at the same time, we want to be forgetful of the predicaments of human existence !
For many of us, happiness is a goal : “We have to be happy by hook or crook.” But happiness is not “out there” somewhere; it’s already inside all of us. It’s our job to remove the barriers, limiting beliefs, fears and insecurities keeping us from getting hold of the ever-lasting joy. But this effort of overcoming the hurdles can be fun, provided things are taken boldly and in the right spirit. The more we reach out for our own source of happiness, the happier we’ll be.
Looking for lasting happiness is a process and a lifestyle; it’s never a sure-shot bullet ! The “pursuit of happiness” is indeed what keeps most of us happy !
If you feel as if you’re always trying to be happy but unable to see the ‘rays’ of happiness, then these simple tips can help you fine.
1) Have your priorities right, ‘right’ at the beginning !
2) Aim for a life of moderation
3) Simplify your life & do what you enjoy the most
4) Cut down on expectations
5) Pursue things we like doing
6) Control anger & avoid self-blame
7) Don’t judge people
8) Don’t let yourself get affected by difficult people or problem incidents
9) Lead a healthy life
10) Have a meaningful relationship with your partner
So set out on your journey to discover happiness in a natural and spontaneous way. Expect the ‘shakes’ but do not get unnerved ! Take it easy !
But finally, you are bound to find that elusive happiness knocking at your door !