The Key to Happiness

How to be happy is a question that is asked a lot these days. What does it mean to be happy anyways? Webster’s defines happy as:

adjective \ˈha-pē\
1. feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
2. showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
3. pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.

So how exactly does one become happy? Where do you start?

You can start with a few simple ideas:

    • Give up things that don’t make you happy
      A bad job, a bad friend, a stressful situation, a bad living arrangement and so on
    • Replace the “missing tile”
      Some things you’ll never be able to have (can we say all the money in the world?) So what can you replace it with that would make you happy as if that tile in the floor of your life was not missing
    • Get a distraction
      Music, dance, friends, outings, finding nature are among some things to distract you
    • Find a hobby
      Painting, working out, walking dogs, book clubs, cooking and so on
    • Change your view
      Sometimes the way you look at things is the reason you’re unhappy. If you change your mind set things could start looking up.
    • So what are you waiting for?! The key to happiness is in your hands and your hands only. What are you going to do to make your life better? Feel free to share any ideas you have below.

    Happiness is a Serious Problem
    The Human Nature Repair Manual A favorite book on the subject.


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