Nine Steps towards Achieving Pure Happiness
Have you reached the point where you start asking yourself if you truly are happy with your life? Do you even know what it takes for you to be happy? Happiness is a subjective concept and what may be delightful for one person may not have the same effect in another. Nevertheless, the path towards achieving pure happiness is not really that rough, as some people may think. It’s really all about perception and attitude.
Here are some pointers to help you appreciate what you have and teach yourself how to live a happier life.
Set your own criteria for happiness. People have different standards about happiness. What happiness is for another person may not be exactly be similar to yours. Focus on your own standards and do not worry about the definitions of others. If you are content with where you are now, sound out the opinions and unsolicited advice of people who try to tell you otherwise.
Be with people who are happy with themselves. Being with individuals who are negative can easily make you think the same way. On the other hand, if you surround yourself with people who feel and think positive then, chances are, you will be inspired to feel and think the same way.
When things don’t work out the way you planned think of a way to reverse the situation rather than weep in one corner. Genuinely happy persons never let setbacks affect their insights and dispositions. You can always do something to turn the situation around. As the saying goes, there’s always a silver lining behind every dark cloud.
Spend time with your happy thoughts. Allow yourself to have some moments where you will think about everything that is happy – nice things, happy events, funny situations, and others. This will help you focus on things that make you smile and will eventually lead to a more sunny response to daily events.
Reward yourself with something nice. Giving yourself a pat on the back can do wonders for your mood. Eat a hearty lunch, buy a new dress, or simply get yourself a new bottle of perfume. It’s really the little things that make the biggest difference in the world.
Live a healthy life. Keeping yourself healthy at all times also contributes to happiness. Watch your weight, as well as the food you eat. Obesity can have an unfavorable impact on your disposition and mood. Regular exercise has also proven to release endorphins that bring out the feeling of being happy.
People cannot really decipher whether they are happy or not. It is a common notion that some people are deserving of happiness while others are not. Don’t get yourself trapped in this kind of thinking. How happy you are depends on how you perceive the life you are living now. Be positive, embrace it, and smile.