Often times people try so hard to be happy and maintain some level of happiness without success. There are three factors that determine the level of happiness one enjoys in his or her life according to Lyubomirsky, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California and author of best-seller “The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want”. These factors include your genes, circumstances around you and your day to day activities. Among these three your genes and daily activities are known to determine up to 90% of the level of happiness you will enjoy in your life. Therefore, below is the breakdown on how you can become happy.
Always Be Thankful
The truth is that a thankful heart is a merry heart. Simply by counting your favors, blessings and good tidings on a daily bases can put you on track to true happiness. You will also feel more optimism, contentment and satisfaction when you learn to count your blessings every day. More so, you are going to get intense boost of happiness just by writing a gratitude letter to a person who you have not been able to thank properly. For that reason, you will stand chance of enjoying a merry heart, happiness and joy when you become thankful on the things you have and the blessings you receive.
Avoid Holding Back Grudges
Grudge is like a poison that kills the holder. The person that offended you might not know that he or she made an offensive comment and will not be feeling unhappy, however, you are holding the grudge and you will be the one who suffers. Therefore, never bear grudges on offenses committed against you by anyone. Always be forgiven and ready and you will stand a better chance of enjoying true happiness. Also, if you forgive those that offended you, you will get positive emotions, satisfaction and contentment all the time.
Practice Kindness and Be Honest To Yourself
Show kindness to people around and you will always be happy. Showing kindness to people has a way of elevating your soul, emotion and spirit. That is why you should always practice kindness, share what you have to others, try as much as you can to put smiles on people’s faces and your heart will always be bubbling with joy, and contentment.
Add Meditation to Your Daily Routine
Meditation is an art of emptying or concentrating the mind and will help you maintain calmness and peace of mind. Proper meditation can help shape the way you respond to issues, react to offenses, react to people who want to provoke you and others. You will equally save yourself from problems that could counter your happiness when you learn to meditate daily. Those who meditate do not make hasty decisions or choices that can put them into trouble and steal away their joy and happiness.
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