A Happy State Of Mind Can Be Yours
Sometimes it's not easy to be happy is it? Throughout the day do you find yourself feeling down in the dumps?
Everything depends on the way you feel inside. How you react to outside influences affects your mood, if your reaction is negative, you will feel unhappy. If on the other hand you react in a positive way then all will be right for you.
So what can you do to become happy? It's important to try and keep a positive frame of mind. Not easy when everything seems to be against you? I know.
The important thing is that you need to feel good about yourself. How can you do this? By doing something you love!
That's got to make you happy! Do you enjoy walking? Then off you go! Don't stop to see what the weather's like. If it's cold wrap up warm. If it's raining take an umbrella - my mother always said "a drop of rain never hurt anyone". It's refreshing walking in the rain, give it a try. If its hot, well then lucky you, enjoy the sunshine.
Take the dog with you - if you have one that is! I walk my dog, Bella, for an hour every day. I just love walking her across the fields each morning.
She loves it because she has made lots of dog friends. She enjoys running about playing with them. Me? I am happy to be out walking her each day. I wouldn't miss it for the world!
So you see, pursuit of happiness can bring you lots of new friends!
Of course you may not want to go walking. Maybe swimming? No? Well try whatever it is that makes you feel good inside because this is what being happy is all about.
Are there things in your life that you have wanted to do but haven't? Why not decide to do whatever it is. This will encourage your personal growth as well as make you feel happy. Now that sounds good doesn't it?
If you can stay calm and accept what happens around you in your life and try not to get tensed up you will find that you are able to cope more and so will feel happy.
Why not try to do one good thing a day to make someone else happy?
Do you work? Is there someone you don't particularly get on well with? Why not smile brightly at him/her and say hello. Then watch the reaction! I do know you will feel really good about yourself for having done this.
Who knows you might end up with a new friend!
Try smiling at people you don't know. You will see some wonderful smiles in return. These will encourage you to smile more and more and feel happier throughout your day.
Your attitude has a great deal to do with your happiness. You have the power to change the way you are if you want to.
Try to accept people for who or what they are. Avoid arguments. Don't hold on to resentments, this will only add to bitterness within you.
Try to see the other persons point of view. If you can't, then accept that they are entitled to their opinion. Don't try to change their thoughts. Be determined to stay positive and not get stressed because they don't feel the same way as you - stay happy!
Think about things you have in your life that you are thankful for. Try to have special family time at least once a week if you can. Make it a time for listening and sharing your week with them.
Make a point of thanking people you come into contact with. The shop assistant who helped you pack your groceries. The person who opened the door for you. In fact any one who does a good deed for you, no matter how small. A cheery thank you will make their day and will definitely help to make you feel happy within yourself.
It's quite easy to be happy. Just decide that's the way to be.
It really is your choice.
To experience happiness, we must train ourselves to live in this moment, to savour it for what it is, not running ahead in anticipation of some future date nor lagging behind in the paralysis of the past.
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