How wonderful life would be if we found even more happiness within it! While I fully believe that every emotion serves a purpose, I do also believe that there are things that we can do to achieve more happiness in our life.
Preparing Yourself For Happiness
It may seem silly to say, but it’s actually important to prepare yourself for happiness. To be ready and willing to accept it when it comes your way and also so you can also seek it out.
Some of us are a bit uncomfortable with happiness. Feeling that we don’t deserve it, didn’t earn it, have too much of it or that it’s a sign that there is something bad looming.
In reality though, there is an abundance of it and it’s ours for the taking! When you think about how hard we each work daily on ourselves, our education, careers, and our life, let’s face it – we deserve it!
So please don’t try to shy away from it – you do more and are more to this world than you may realize! The impact each one of us has on the lives of others is pretty amazing. And for that, and so much more, we deserve any and all happiness that comes our way.
One type of happiness is that which finds it way to us. Smiles that come our way, an accolade from a professor, appreciation from a supervisor…. These are all things that most likely came to use because we earned it in some way. Or perhaps someone was just extending kindness our way for one reason or another.
This one is a bit trickier. It’s possible to go beyond the happiness that comes our way and seek out “extra” happiness. As the saying goes, what you seek, you shall find.” If we keep ourselves ready and our eyes open for opportunities for happiness, it’s been scientifically proven that we are more likely to find things that make us happy and bring us joy.
I think we’ve all conversely experienced the situation where we are in a bad mood. On these days it seems like everything around us is going downhill. In most cases our world isn’t falling apart but rather it’s a product of our mindset. Conversely, if we keep our mindset in a happy place, we are more likely to seek out and identify things that make or keep us happy.
How Have You Sought Out and Found Happiness?
I’d love to hear your stories of how you found happiness simply as a product of having a positive mindset. How do you find happiness on a sad day? Do you have “tricks of the trade?”
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