How To Be Happy – Understand What Happiness Is – And Is Not
I originally wrote a post called How To Be Happy which was a fairly bare bones list of things I have found add to my own happiness. Now, I would like to go more in depth with some of those topics.
The first thing you need to do is understand what happiness is – and is not.
Happiness does NOT just happen when you finally get your life to the place where you think it should be. There is NO thresh hold over which your life passes into happiness.
There are two totally separate, and completely unrelated “things” here.
One “thing” is getting the life you always dreamed of having. That is nothing more than a GOAL. A highly complex goal, sure. But still just a goal. Fundamentally, it’s no different than any other goal you have ever had in your life.
How To Be Happy
How to be happy, you ask? You just “are” or “aren’t” happy, right?
Wrong. It’s a proven fact that happiness doesn’t just happen. Unfortunately, like losing that extra 10 or 20 pounds, you have to work for it. I know, it sounds counter intuitive. Happiness should be like love, either you’re in it, or you’re not.
Sorry, it doesn’t work that way, just as most of us know by now that true love doesn’t work that way either. It takes a conscious effort and lots of practice. And it’s quite easy to get so wrapped up in your busy, hectic life that you forget to practice. You forget that you are supposed to be working at being happy…or being in love, for that matter.