Happy People Wanted! Does This Describe You?
Editor’s Note: Some months ago i saw a job advert for a Project Administrator, the description and person specification were perfect fit for my skills and it sounded so much like what i had been looking for, until i scrolled down to the end of the page and saw the condition attached. The person they were looking for must be a very happy person with a bubbly personality. I chuckled.
I really don’t think i am a happy-go-lucky, bubbly person with an ever smiling u-shaped mouth. Sometimes i am happy, sometimes i am moody, and i show it. But not a problem, i still applied for the job anyway.
Can it be that hard to fake happiness for 8 hours a day and 12months of the year? Well, i will never know, they never called me for an interview, i guess they could get ‘melancholistic’ vibes all over my CV already!
Happiness is a multi-billion dollars industry, we all want it and many businesses have been established to tell us in different ways (books, movies, therapy, medicines, talk shows, lifestyle choices, religious activities etc) how to get it. Abhishek is one of them, with this nice article she gives us tips on how to find happiness. But this is free
Happiness is not a matter of luck or destiny. It is not that people are happy if they are fortunate and unhappy if their fortune deserts them. Achieving true happiness is an initiative that has to be taken by you yourself. This task, though it might seem daunting, it is not impossible. All you need to do is make an effort and change your mindsets or the way you perceive things. Here are some tips;
Figure out the things that make you happy. Having the freedom and following your heart’s desire by doing things you have always been interested in can bring a lot of joy into your life. Different people become happy with different things. Don’t feel apprehensive if your idea of happiness is unique and unlike that of others around you. It is important that you find out that amongst all the things you enjoy doing, which one gives you true happiness.
Plan out something that you are sure will make you happy. If your body, mind, heart and soul are in rhythm, you will have a much better chance of experiencing that state of boundless joy. When you are sure that you know what will make you happy, you will yourself be in a high-life condition.
Master your environment. Happiness is infections. If there are happy people around you, you will also feel jubilant whereas negative thinking in your environment may influence you adversely. So stay amidst happy people.
Stop that self-pity. People usually have a tendency to start blaming themselves if things do not turn out right. Also, often the feeling of self-pity creeps in upon failure in any endeavor in life. Instead of berating yourself, it is much better to stay positive and seek out the right solution.
Think about yourself, we often pay least attention to our own selves. However, if you concentrate on polishing your own life, you can discover positive things about yourself and start appreciating them. You can also focus on these qualities and hone them further.
Love thyself. Often, in the daily pressures of life, we get so overcome with negativities that we fail to pay attention to our needs. So go ahead and spoil and pamper yourself once in a while. You can do that in many ways, be it working on enhancing your looks, getting a massage, eating out with friends etc.
Laugh more often. Laughter is the best medicine- an old cliche, but one that is the most relevant. Even in the midst of problems and suffering, try to laugh. This will lighten up the situation which would otherwise prevent you from achieving true happiness.
Stay healthy. If you are unwell, you will feel cranky and upset, instead of feeling happy. So it is important to take good care of all aspects of your health and fitness.
Dare to be different. Do something interesting to break the monotinity of your boring daily routine.
Till the time you believe that you are worth being absolutely happy, this goal of true happiness will only remain a pipe dream. But the moment you follow the above guidance and decide so, you can and will attain true happiness.
Writer: Abhishek is a self-proclaimed Personality Development Guru and has written several books on this topic! Visit the website www.Positive-You.com
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