Happiness comes from within not without. Life is full of choices, and everyone has been given the freedom to choose. People can choose to be as happy as they make up their minds to be. Happiness is a pleasant, valuable feeling. It can be submissive, but it is at its highest when it is active and energetic. Success and achievement follow a happy state of mind. Even if your highest dreams are never reached, happiness makes the journey far more enjoyable. Here are five keys to enhancing your happiness.
Monitor and Master Negative Emotions
Negative emotions are counter-productive, and they keep you from reaching your goals. They are unpleasant and they make you feel bad. When you practice self-awareness, which is one of the key elements in emotional intelligence, it helps you recognize these emotions and dismiss them.
Resilience and Recovery:
Everyone at some point in life experiences setbacks and disappointments. Anxiety and depression may quickly follow, and your confidence, energy, and self-worth diminish. Happiness brings you an opportunity to make an active choice not to stay in this negative mindset. Learn from it, look for the good, bounce back, and keep it moving.
Positive, Supportive Emotions
Emotions are always in the present tense. You can enjoy positive feelings in the moment by embracing pleasant thoughts and remembering happy experiences. I have heard it said that what you put out in the universe is what you will get back. Positives attract positives. You can find joy in the present and look forward to a beautiful future if you live your today with optimism and hope. Every situation we face in life is to teach us something. Learn the lesson, look for the good, and enjoy the journey. It’s your choice.
Performance, Motivation, and Results:
It doesn’t matter what you are doing, your experience, action, and performance create a special kind of happiness. You could be cooking a meal for your family or performing a task at your job, when you do it from your heart and you do it well, you feel good inside. Satisfaction and contentment are passive, however, when you perform something well, it motivates you to do it again and again. True happiness comes when you know you have given your best and you celebrate that achievement within yourself. But a bonus is when you are celebrated by others for a job well done. However, it is not required nor necessary for you to be happy.
Service, Kindness, and Compassion
“It is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20:35. I have heard that saying all of my life. I didn’t understand it when I was younger, but I do now. It is in giving that we receive. Something changes in your heart and soul when you have an opportunity to be a blessing to someone who has a need. Or when you have been given a chance to show kindness. The feel-good receptors in your brain magnify your empathy and compassion. This generates happiness and the joy of giving. Try this on a daily basis and watch how the level of happiness increases exponentially in your life.
Love and Blessings,
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