Happiness, Discover the benefits of a happy life.
Have you ever thought about being happy or how many times it has been that you want to be happy? OR you ever stopped and thought about what the real meaning of Happiness is? Have you ever wondered why people don’t need a definition to define Happiness? What makes us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you are going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy?
People are being asked what are their most important life goals and about 80% of them have said that they want to be rich. And we are constantly told to lean into work, to push harder and to achieve more. We are given impressions that these are the things we need to go after to live. Most people think joy is having fun at a party, being excited about new experiences, having the thrill of shopping in and out of the mall, going to a beach day or spa day. This is NOT Happiness, but the definition of pleasure.
“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness comprises. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”Albert Camus
Then What is Happiness in our Life?
Happiness is a feeling or a skill of well-being, bliss or inner peace. It is a state of being happy; the state being defined as the feeling of showing contentment. The criteria of Happiness are different for different people. Happiness is a feeling that you are satisfied with everything you have and fulfilled. It is not linked to money that how many people relate it to money. Well, that’s another case scenario to be discussed later. But what I actually want to tell is that you don’t want money as a reward for being motivated or for being interested in your work.
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”Charles Spurgeon
We don’t do as other people tell us to do, we rather do as people do, and this is important when creating well-being in ourselves and in others. We all face problems, we end up in crisis sometimes and we struggle, but most of us long for that other life that entails meaning and connection and happiness. Happiness is a skill we all can train and work on. It’s not just about Positive Thinking rather it takes Positive Action associated with Positive Thinking.
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”Dalai Lama XIV
Happiness is not something you find out of yourself, and it’s not something to have or not have. It’s a skill. Once you realize why it is so important to be happy, you would definitely practice Happiness, so here are some reasons that how Happiness changes your life!
Being Happy for Your Love Ones
Like everyone, we have important people in our life who we prioritize the most. Who is that one person you’d live your entire life? I am pretty sure someone would have come up in your mind, but yes, we can’t deny the fact our parents love us the most. So, would they like us living a miserable and unhappy life? No, they would never want that. Instead, they would want us to be Happy, to be in the moment, to enjoy and cherish every moment. No matter how hard life is right now but people who depend on you, be happy for them as it is again a choice. No one can force you or impose a pursuit of you to be happy.
“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”John Lennon
Happiness Enhances Your Productivity
Well, the lessons aren’t about wealth or fame or working harder and harder. Because of the positivity filled in yourself, the optimistic attitude of “yes, I can do it” will make you achieve more and will help you stay productive. What do you think who achieves more daily? People who are happy, people who are smiling brightly, or people who are always complaining about their lives, and how their life isn’t fair? Obviously it’s the happy one. Once you felt satisfied about what you do, that is when you really achieve.
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get”W. P. Kinsella
Living the Present
You never know how the waters turn the tide and you are never sure what might happen in the future. Many people have almost ruined their life by thinking about the future so possessive and obsessive that they have stopped living the present. They now don’t consider their lives as being happy anymore because they are in the race among others, and by that they would never really find True Happiness.
Be Happy that you are alive. Be happy about wherever you are in your life journey. Stop chasing the future because what comes will come and what is your will be yours. Think if you knew before dying that it’s your last day. What would you do? You would definitely ask for more time. Won’t you?
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”J.R.R. Tolkien
The first thing is that the social connections are fantastic for us and that loneliness kills. According to Harvard’s study and a Ted Talk by Robert Waldinger, It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community are happier. They are physically healthier and they live longer than people who are less well connected. So being happier, you would indulge with your family and friends even more. You would feel complete and satisfied when you are with them. It’s not about the number of friends you have or if you are committed to a relationship or not, all that matters is the quality time you need to spend with them.
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”Tom Bodett