WANT TO BE HAPPIER?
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Take some paper and pen and note down 5 things you are grateful for. Or 10, 20, 50.
No really. Grab a pen and start writing things you know make you happy, whatever the are. It may sound cheesy and a bit obvious, but the truth is that happiness is a mindset and as such, you want to tune in to it and start thinking about happy things.
I know it’s just a temporary feeling and before you know it, you’ll be back wondering about the things that upset you. But sooner or later, you will have to break the cycle. So take action, carve your gratefulness on the first blank sheets you encounter.
Happiness, by the way, isn’t meant to last long. But is it supposed to? Would it have the same meaning without pain and suffering, or would life be a big meaningless smile before the unknown engulfs us for eternity?
Truth is, it does not matter, really. What matters is the now, and if in this moment you are not feeling happy, you should start looking for the positive in your life.
People who aren’t happy with what they have can’t be happy with what they could have. A shift in focus is much needed if happiness is to be obtained, and it starts by appreciating what is around us, what we do have. Many find happiness in the pursuit itself of “more stuff” or a better life, but I am just content with all the things that happened, are happening, and embrace the future with all its downfalls and its silver linings.
What are you grateful for?