Now, why is it important to be Happy?
Happiness is the key to motivation. To remain motivated to pursuing our dreams and aspiration, happiness is key! Can Happiness Be Found through Anything? These are everyday questions that pang us.
“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”
We seek happiness through things, through relationship, through thoughts, ideas. So things, relationship, and ideas become all-important and not happiness. When we seek happiness through something, then the thing becomes of greater value than happiness itself. When stated in this manner, the problem sounds simple and it is simple. We seek happiness in property, in family, in name; then property, family, idea become all-important, for then happiness is sought through a means, and then the means destroys the end. Can happiness be found through any means, through anything made by the hand or by the mind? Things, relationship, and ideas are so transparently impermanent, we are ever made unhappy by them.
Things are impermanent, they wear out and are lost; relationship is in constant friction and death awaits; ideas and beliefs have no stability, no permanency. We seek happiness in them and yet do not realize their temporariness. Then sorrow becomes a constant companion and overcoming it a problem.
To find out the true meaning of happiness for us, we must look within. That is what is called Self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is not an end in itself. It is a journey. What is that thing that gives me joy anytime i do it? Who are those people I feel completely wonderful being around? What activities make me feel whole and complete? this knowledge of yourself will help you on the journey to being happy, anytime, everytime. So, can we really train ourselves to become happier? Our happiness level is a result of a complex interaction of genes, behaviors, and what's going on in our lives at a specific moment in time. And while each of us has a genetic set point for happiness in the way we do for weight, we have the ability to offset it, which brings us to the most important takeaway from the scientific research:
You have the power to take control of your happiness by choosing your thoughts, behaviors, and actions. Recent research into the types of interventions, or exercises, designed to promote positive emotional qualities, such as kindness and mindfulness, suggests that such qualities may be the product of skills we can learn through training—in the way that practice improves our musical or athletic abilities. Over time, we can build lasting habits that increase our resilience and improve our happiness levels
Here are some activities that you can take to increase your mental health and bring more happiness into your life.
Studies show that we are happiest when we are around those who are also happy. Stick with those who are joyful and let rub off on you.
What you find true, what you know is fair, and what you believe in are all values. Over time, the more you honor them, the better you will feel about yourself and those you love.
Look at your life and take stock of what's working, and don't push away something just because it isn't perfect. When good things happen, even the very little ones, let them in.
Don't be afraid to look at what you really want and see yourself getting it. Many people avoid this process because they don't want to be disappointed if things don't work out. The truth is that imagining getting what you want is a big part of achieving it.
Even if it doesn't feel good, change is the one thing you can count on. Change will happen, so make contingency plans and emotionally shore yourself up for the experience. •
Those who love you, treasured memories, silly jokes, warm days, and starry nights: these are the ties that bind and the gifts that keep on giving.
Maybe you can't skydive every day or take vacations every season, but as long as you get to do the things you love every once in a while, you will feel greater happiness.
Those who believe they are contributing to the well-being of humanity tend to feel better about their lives. Most people want to be part of something greater than they are, simply because it's fulfilling.
It's easy to feel that someone else is responsible for your fulfillment, but the reality is that it is really your charge. Once you realize that, you have the power to get where you want to go. Stop blaming others or the world, and you'll find your answers much sooner.