Life is an unpredictable journey that we all travel. The journey has phases, the phases have experiences, experiences have memories, memories have people. I believe life is the best thing ever happened to all of us. The beauty of it lies in the unpredictability. Yes, that’s right. I am sure you wouldn’t like living a video game life.
But I see a lot of people complaining about their life. Seems like there is no positivity left in their world.
WheeBuzz has come up with few things that you should know about living a happy life.
Be your own boss
Yes, you are the CEO of your life. Ask yourself how you wanna live it. Start living that way today. Due to situations, we might not be able to live completely that way but remember what I said. You are the CEO of your life. You will decide how you want to live it.
Where does happiness come from?
Ask yourself this question, because before living a happy life you need to know where does your happiness lie. It may lie in writing or painting, it may lie in making new friends, or maybe in visiting different places, or probably sleeping (joking). Everybody has different answer to this question. You are not going to get it answered from others. Trust me only you can tell yourself this.
So don’t go to wise people asking this, just ask yourself when you are in peace. Well that’s something to realise. You will realise when you feel truly happy because the essence of true happiness doesn’t fade away soon.
Work on your goals
See, we all give ourselves goals and it is quite important as well because as they say “A purposeless life isn’t a life anymore”. You may have big goals, short goals, life goals, weekly goals or whatever but you should have goal or goals, that’s what matters. Work on them and achieve them. That’s an unsaid and unwritten happiness.
I think I should have kept this point in the very first because ‘Health is wealth’. All you do, think and feel is directly associated with a base called body. You just can not enjoy happiness without a healthy body. So keep yourself healthy and fit. Take enough fruits and vegetables in your diet and exercise regularly. This makes you more gracious and glowing.
Don’t ignore instincts and intuition
You know what is the most honest truth about yourself? Instincts. Yes that’s right. Instincts and intuition are probably the most important source of positive energy in the body. Steve Jobs said “Do listen to your instincts because they somehow always know what you want”. I have personally noticed successful people doing the same.
Begin the day with Meditation
Meditation is the key to peaceful living. Several countries have developed their traditional practices to be healthy and peaceful. The most notably and notorious is Meditation. Most people you see cheerful have their everyday schedule with Meditation. Mediation calms your nerves and relieves stress. More than that it just brings an unexplainable satisfaction in life. Yes, meditation is beautiful.
Ignore negativity by focusing on positive things
You see, the world is full of negative and positive energies. You have to pick what you want to focus on. It’s that simple. Yes, that is just all. Instead of thinking of what people think about you, its better to get to know new people. Its a friendly World. You will find numerous people going through exactly the same problems you are dealing with. Focus on right people, and if possible spare time to spend with them. Read books or watch movies. These are cliché things but that’s true.
Accept harsh realities and experiences
Well that’s an important thing. You must accept the experiences that you find bitter. Once you do it, the experience does not tend to hit you again as a harsh memory. Whenever you are in a problematic situation, try to play it cool. That means you don’t need to take much stress while tackling it. Playing it cool makes you a stronger person as well.
Learn to smile
Well, that’s what people need today. Yes, they are lacking this precious thing. Philosophers aren’t any wrong when they say, ‘beauty lies in smile’. Learn to smile whatever situation it may be. You will observe that you feel lighter. Yes that sounds like a miracle right? But it’s true. Learn to smile. Trust me, it isn’t that hard. Also, can I tell you a secret? Just simply smiling makes you feel and look confident. In personality development classes you will learn smile, the first step to feel confident.
Invest in yourself
No I am not talking about investing money on yourself. I am talking about everything that makes you stand out, everything that enriches you, everything that makes you a better person. The fact is whether it is Warren Buffet or it is you, we all get 24 hours a day. You got to decide how you wanna utilise the hours. It is just up to you. This is what decides your future.
Be gentle enough to help
I don’t know if you believe in power of helping or not but it brings one of the most beautiful feelings ever. I read it somewhere ‘The World is a guestroom and we all are guests. We are just guests here because we are not gonna be here forever. But remember, there will be more guests after us. Be kind and gentle enough to help other guests.’ You know I can’t explain this to you but I can tell you it feels amazing. Try it.
I think about the lines from the legend Andy Kaufman. “In this friendly friendly World with each day so full of joy, why should any heart be lonely. In this friendly friendly World, with each night so full of dreams, why should any heart be afraid