If You’re Happy and You Know it… Clap Your Hands
Your Search For Happiness
Are You Truthful When You Say that You are Happy?
Most people actually do not know what it means to be happy, or what it takes to get there. The easiest example of this is the Self Improvement Industry. The Self Improvement industry caters to Unhappy people. It is our desire to be happy, happier, or a better person tomorrow than we are today. We are striving to be happy. As you know, they are many roads that lead to happiness, but few find that destination. Here is how to find happiness.
Many Roads Lead to Happiness – Few Find That Destination
You may remember hearing the hit single ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby Mcferiin’s simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry.
Most of us would love to trade the worrisome life we have with one of carefree spontaneity. The joy of sleeping out under the stars on some remote sandy beach on a warm night with those you care most about. What an ideal picture to base life upon. Some of us actually do just that! You may have other preferences what your ideal life is like. Do you live it? Consider yourself lucky if you do.
Health Benefits of Being Happy
Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health and fitness. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Increasing happiness and finding happiness in life is a way to make a life more wonderful and also more healthy.
Even Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.
Pave a Path to Happiness
Here are a few ways by which you can do this:
Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows. Also thank the mailman for bringing you your mails, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.
News is stressful. Get less of it. Some people just can’t start their day without their daily dose of news. Try and think about it, 99% of the news we hear or read is bad news. Starting the day with bad news does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.
Laugh and laugh heartily every day. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -‘Laughter is the best medicine’. … And laugh at the News you do get; although some will not understand why.
Work on things that you feel worthy of your time. It gives a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us, they give us a sense of value.
Learning is a joyful exercise. Learn something new every day. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.
Run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for. Feel alive.
Avoid exposure to negative elements like loud noises, toxins and hazardous places. But for those of you that live in those types of places, like many big cities, use meditation or prayer to quiet your mind from within. Then you can take back your world one small piece at a time.
These are the few simple things you can do everyday to be happy.
Life is too short. Learn to enjoy it!
“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln