“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
This quote by Chuck Palahniuk seems so appropriate when we think about happiness. We do a lot of things which make us unhappy, but we strive less to make ourselves happy.
Happiness can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be felt. One can be happy only if one feels it. Being happy is the ultimate aim of life. We can do numerous things which give us pleasure and peace because they help us in deriving happiness. It is human nature to seek happiness as it is the fundamental goal of living a human life.
The United Nations Organization has recognized the importance of happiness and has decided to celebrate March 20 every year as ‘International Day of Happiness‘. This day is to celebrate the spirit of happiness all over the globe and to bring happiness into the life of others.
UN conducts a landmark survey of the state of global happiness that ranks its member countries by their happiness levels using survey data. The ratings are given according to factors like health, GDP, generosity, trust, and freedom to make decisions.
Denmark is the world’s happiest country. It is because the people of Denmark are healthy, they share and care for each other, they are great at hospitality, they take care of nature and surroundings as well. India is lacking behind because of the absence of these factors. Due to increasing crimes, unemployment, population explosion, pollution, the country is witnessing a bad phase and has dropped to the 122nd position in terms of being a happy country. Let us try to make a change within our lives and start trying to be happy.
Here are some tips on how to be happy-
Don’t listen to gossips
Do not focus on what others are saying about you or anyone else. Frame a short-term or long-term goal in your mind, try to achieve it which would ultimately lead you towards the gateway to happiness.
Say less sorry, more thank you
Sorry creates a heartache as it makes you feel low even when you are not at fault. To be happy replace your sorry with a thank you in various situations wherever applicable.
Keep minimum desires
Don’t keep desires that you cannot fulfill. Dream big, hustle harder to achieve your dreams but not at the cost of your happiness.
You are your own creator or destroyer. Do not complain about what is going wrong in your life, rather find the problems and try to resolve them.
Design your own life
Don’t depend on anyone else to make you happy. Become the hero of your own story. Don’t give the control of your life in someone’s else hands. Live your life the way you want to live it before it’s too late.
Laugh more and keep jealousy away
Find a reason to smile more. Laugh at little things. Keep stress away from you. Don’t get jealous of others and their possessions.
Do activities that make you happy
Some like reading, some like traveling, some like painting. Ask yourself what you want, what makes you happy, what you want to do. Once you get the answer start doing those things.
Eat healthy, sleep well, meditate and exercise regularly
Eat a balanced and healthy diet which keeps you fit. Exercise for at least 10 minutes in a day or you can also perform yoga to keep yourself happy and calm. It would help you to sleep well and make you happy.
So, if you are thinking you are depressed, everything around you is chaos and you are unable to live freely then start following the tips. Hope they bring happiness to your life.
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