Can You Be as Happy as You Want to Be?

Hand,Drawing,A,Red,Circle,Around,The,Text,Be,HappySong:  ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone.

Living a happy, resilient, and happy life is wonderful and good for your health. Being happy protects you from the stresses of life. Stress links to the top causes of death, such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke.

One of the better things ever said is – ‘The only thing in life that will always remain the same is change,’ and we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation, we can always find solace in knowing it, too, would change.

Social networks or relationships are essential to happiness. People are different; accept people for who they are, avoid clashes and constant arguments, and let go of all resentments. If arguments seem unavoidable, still try and make an effort to understand the situation, and you might get along better.

Happiness is in everyone; increasing it is a way to make life more wonderful and healthier.

To be happy is relatively easy; decide to be a happy person.

Abraham Lincoln observed that most people could choose how happy or stressed, relaxed or troubled, and bright or dull their outlook is. The choice is to choose to be happy.

Several ways to add ‘Happy’ to your life

  • Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, the cook for a wonderful dinner, and the guy who cleans your windows. Also, thank the mailperson for getting your mail, the policeman for making your place safe, and for being alive. Thank the person in your life who supports you when in need.
  • News is stressful. Get less of it. Some people can’t start their day without their daily dose of news. Try and think about it; 99% of the news we hear or read is bad. Starting the day with bad news does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.
  • A spiritual connection supports your happy muscles. Being part of a spiritual group can support your inner peace.
  • Manage your time. Time is invaluable and too essential to waste. Time management helps you set goals, plan, and prioritize what is important for your daily well-being.
  • Laugh and laugh heartily every day. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -‘Laughter is the best medicine.’
  • Express your feelings, affection, friendship, and passion to those around you. They will most likely reciprocate your actions. Try not to keep pent-up anger or frustration; this is bad for your health. Instead, find ways of expressing them in a way that will not cause more injury or hurt to anyone.
  • Working hard brings tremendous personal satisfaction. It gives a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us, giving us a sense of value. Work on things that you feel are worthy of your time.
  • Learning is a joyful exercise. Try and learn something new every day. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.
  • Run, jog, walk, and do other things your body needs. Feel alive.
  • Avoid exposure to harmful elements like loud noises, toxins, and hazardous places.

These are the few simple things you can do daily to be happy.

And always remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Your Thoughts

Do you feel that you are happy?   Do you find ways to be happy in your day?   Do you feel you can choose to be happy?

Women’s Group Topics

There seem to be lots of talking about the problems we have in life, though could you have a group meeting about “being as happy as you want?”

Be well,

“To fully enjoy the ‘richness’ of our lives, we need to stop long enough to visit with ourselves.”
(Pat Brill)

Other Topics You May Be Interested In
What Is So Special About Thank You?
How to “Go With the Flow”
Is ‘Yes’ In Your Life?




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