I believe human beings simply want to be happy. I believe every single one of us deserves to be happy. I also believe that happiness does not hurt others and it doesn’t bring down others. Happiness is something that emerges from deep within our soul. Happiness is something that spreads light to the world and allows our heart to feel whole. Happiness is an inside job, meaning that only you can figure out how to get happiness to emerge from deep within.
Happiness Emerges from Deep Within
Laughter has been missing from my life. I had no idea how much this was missing until a week or so ago when I actually started laughing so hard with my kids that I was crying and had a stomach ache. Being able to laugh at yourself and with your family or friends is a deep healing process. Laughter rejuvenates the soul and naturally allows happiness to emerge from deep within.[click_to_tweet tweet=”‘We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.’ – William James” quote=”‘We don’t laugh because we’re happy – we’re happy because we laugh.’ – William James”]
Identify with Positives
Stop identifying with what happened to you. All of us have had hardships happen in our life. All of us have had bad experiences that leave us feeling unsettled. All of us have some negative situation that occurred. Stop identifying with the negative and start identifying with the positives. While you may be facing something bad, you’re alive to face it. Focus on what you do have, remember that you’re strong and still here to tell the tale.
A true level of happiness doesn’t mean you remove all feelings of sadness or anger, it simply means that you acknowledge all emotions. When you learn to acknowledge that you feel sad or angry, address why you feel that way and quickly move forward you will find happiness comes naturally. It’s okay to get upset and you will from time to time, but don’t dwell on those negative emotions. Pick yourself back up!
If you truly want to see happiness emerge from deep within, you need to embrace yourself as you are. Remember that we are all imperfectly perfect. We all unique human beings with our own unique traits to offer the world. No matter what anyone else has told you, you are imperfectly perfect just the way you are. Focus on what you love about yourself and happiness will radiate from your soul.
Be Besties with Yourself
Lastly, in order to find happiness deep within your soul and have it shine brightly for everyone to see, you’ll have to become besties with yourself. Learn to not only embrace the imperfections of your character and physical appearance but to embrace the idea that you can be your own best friend. Be content with the thoughts of your mind and the ability to sit alone and enjoy the company of yourself.
Books to Help Take Your Happy Back
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The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More FunThe Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACTHardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
Life will toss many challenges at you. Your happiness and character will be tested limitlessly. Each day you wake up, you’re running the risk of reducing your happiness level. Happiness is something that you can control. I invite you to take back the control of your own inner happiness today. Do not allow others to have any power over what makes you happy. We only have this one life to live, why not start living for yourself today?