It’s our desire to be happy. When we think of happiness, we imagine it being a situation, rather than a state of being. We also imagine that we have no control over our happiness, and that some people are born to be happy while others wallow in misery.
But that’s not how happiness works…
In fact, research has shown that the state of happiness has only 10% to do with the current predicament that we’re in. Which begs the question; how does one become happy?
A Personality Trait
As tough a pill this may be to swallow for some, happiness actually comes naturally to a select few. Some individuals are optimistic and cheerful enough to handle any situation with a sense of poise and calmness.
Their upbeat tempo means that they are in high spirits most of the time.
They tend to see the good in people instead of focusing on the bad.
Happiness is From Within
Research has found that the way you view life has a profound effect on determining whether you will be happy or not. Which means that the state of happiness is all under your control.
This is good news because it means that everyone can choose to be happy.
A major part of being happy all boils down to the type of mindset that one has. It also depends on the kind of habits we adopt, and how we approach each day.
By adopting an upbeat view on our issues, problems, and obstacles, we develop the mental fortitude to stay happy regardless of our current lives.
Is Happiness Important?
Is the seed important to the orange tree? Without the seed, the orange cannot exist and vice versa. Happiness is the key ingredient to appreciating all the splendors of life. One cannot claim to have truly lived without having experienced long-lasting joy and satisfaction. Happy people succeed in every aspect of their lives. Whether it’s relationships, health, career, and wealth.
How to Become Happy
The first step to leading a happy life is to stop trying. Accept that happiness is a state of mind that takes time. Gradually, begin to foster positive emotions about your life and everyone around you. Start doing things you love instead of things that you are forced to do.
Be a beacon of hope in a bleak world by spreading positivity and goodwill to others. Learn to appreciate those around you and see the good in others. And this will automatically mirror the good in you, leading you to enjoy life to its fullest!