Happiness is a choice. Be yourself, follow your goals. Have the courage to admit your fears, at least to yourself, mistakes when you have not done the right thing, be confident when you need help and wise enough to accept it when it is offered.
To be happy we must start today to take responsibility for our own satisfactions. For example, if we are kind to people, help someone in need, we become happier, even if we often don't realize it.
Check out 6 choices that will change how you feel.
Choose to be the best you can be
“Success and happiness are the peace of mind that is a direct result of your satisfaction knowing that you have put in the effort to do everything you can to become the best you are capable of being.” – John Durden
Never try to compare yourself with others. Instead, try to achieve the best. If you still want to compare, do so with an earlier version of yourself while upgrading your capabilities.
Choose to be around the right people
Spend your time with good people who are smart, successful, positive about life. Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be.
Choose friends you are proud of, people you admire, who love and respect you. Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness and positive energy out of you.
Choose to focus on what you have, not what you are not
When you appreciate what you have, you turn it into value.Being grateful for the good that is already evident in your life will bring you a deeper sense of happiness. And that's without having to acquire anything new. Hard to be happy if you are not grateful for what you already have and who you are.
Choose the positive attitude
Remember that life is a journey, not a destination. This moment, like every moment, is a priceless gift and opportunity. Be positive, smile and live it up. Research shows that while we think we act because of how we feel, we actually often feel because of how we act. Even in difficult times try to smile.
Choose to take care of your body
Taking care of your body is critical to being the happiest person you can be. If you lack energy, you are not in good physical shape, then your emotional energy, your spiritual energy will be affected.
It has been proven that people who exercise regularly, eat he althy, are less likely to get depressed.
Choose to smile more often
A smile is a choice, not a miracle. Don't wait for people to smile. Show them how it's done. A genuine smile makes you and everyone around you feel better. The simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you are happy. And when you're happy, something amazing happens in your body because all the feel-good endorphins are triggered.