Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How to be Happy and Stay Happy

It is so easy to get caught up with the busyness of life until we forget to take the time to enjoy it. As a result, it leads to not being happy. The question that must be ask, “Can you determine your happiness?” The answer is a resounding YES!!! It is not as difficult as you might think it to be. Happiness is that euphoric feeling of obtaining self-worth either through accomplishment or being content in life. However, happiness is something to which you must choose to have and not waiting for it to choose you. This means having to make decisions and choosing attitudes and behaviors that will have the outcome of being happy. You will need to take a personal inventory of yourself and your surroundings to which you must truthfully approach all areas of your life with honesty and examine each item and to see where it falls into the category of happiness or unhappiness. There is an old saying, “You are the company that you keep.” If you want to have positive friends then it must start with you having a positive disposition. During the meantime, you want to surround yourself around people who are also positive thinking then this will likely increase your level of happiness. Another approach to being happy is having the willingness to forgive others. Forgive or not to forgive is the question? Studies have shown that when people harbor bitter feelings towards someone who have hurt them then it has an impact on your happiness. You must find peace within yourself to forgive others in order to achieve happiness.

Do you want to find other ways of being happy? Stay tune for the next article…….

Written by
Dr. Shantel Anderson BA, MA, DHEd


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