On happiness and how to keep it

Posted by Spike MondayMotivator

20230904 - On happiness and how to keep it

In this weeks, MondayMotivator,

  • Happiness is not synonymous with a lack of problems; it depends on how we handle challenges.
  • Reducing unknowns in life, seeking support, and focusing on positive aspects contribute to happiness.
  • True happiness stems from actions, particularly those that benefit others, and adopting a positive mindset can lead to lasting relationships and fulfilment.

Happiness does not necessarily imply being problem-free because we all have our fair share of problems and challenges.

Everyone wants more happiness. But what we consider happiness depends on who we are, not what we are, and not what happens to us but how we handle it.

One path to happiness is to cut down on the amount of unknowns in your life. Unknowns like how to act in a situation or what someone else might think of you. Unknowns might be considered things that are out of your control.

For example, instead of hiding your problems, talk to others about them. Seek a good friend you can trust, respect, and share your problem with them. Or seek professional help. This has worked well for me and is worth more than the cost in both time and money.

Happiness is something you can walk into or walk out of.

Although circumstances affect it, you can be happy by focusing on something good. Too often, we let our emotions control us and stop us from experiencing real happiness. Laughter is an antidote for this and is one emotion you can give into. It is a tonic for your health and lifts the spirit.

Ultimately, it is not material things that bring happiness. Set aside some time each day to do what makes you happy. Happiness comes from doing something, especially for others.

This week, try this mindset. I will let others feel they are in the presence of happiness. I will have a passion for life, filling it with hope and building lasting relationships.