Happiness is a common feeling that everyone desires. The daily challenges of life often place a blindfold over the possibility of happiness. Day after day, we wake to a routine that either promotes or covers up happiness. What can you do to increase your level of happiness?
The quest for a happy life unfolds differently on an individual basis. While a six figure corporate career, a dream home, a loving wife and two and a half children may be blissful living for some, someone else could be just as satisfied with a country farm, raising cattle, milking cows with a team of other farmers. Different strokes for different folks. The most important objective in life is to find “your” happy.
The BIG QUESTION is: Are you following the rules to find your happy?
Rule #1: Evaluate your life on a regular basis.
Sometimes life gets so busy that we forget to take a step back to see what is really happening. When you find yourself questioning your happiness, it is time to figure out what type of lifestyle you are living, and what changes need to be executed.
If evaluating your life on your own seems overbearing or difficult, asking for assistance is a good option. Sit down with a trustworthy person who will give you honest and open feedback. You must also be honest and open about the current state of your life and the goals you are striving for in order to find your happy.
Set aside some time once a week to evaluate what is important. Prioritize your life tasks. take action to make adjustments in the areas that will yield the most joyful results.
Rule #2: Be grateful for what you have now.
In the mist of evaluating your life, do not forget about the delights that you currently have. To reach the next level of prosperity, you must be thankful and appreciative of the now. Remind yourself of goals and successes you have achieved no matter how big or small.
Take your gratefulness a step further. Shower those who have positively impacted your life with tokens of appreciation. Something as simple as a thank you card can go a long way. Or step it up a notch with a gift card to their favorite restaurant to show how grateful you truly are for the positive support.
Add some icing on your way to finding your happy. Dive into why you are grateful for the life you currently live. The #1 reason why gratefulness exists is because your life can be far worse that what it currently is. There are plenty of people who would love to live your life, especially people in third world countries who live in poverty every day.
Rule #3: Make your time valuable.
Quality time and quality relationships increase feelings of happiness. Your actual life span is not foreseeable. Having a value infused lifestyle leads to a legacy of happiness and fulfillment for you and others who are a part of your life.
Improvement of the standards of your time and relationships lead to finding your happy. How many family celebrations have you missed? Did you attend your last high school reunion? These are special events that when once gone, cannot be regained. Enjoy time with the people you care about, and those who care about you.
A great book to read is The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. Discover your purpose in life. Service to others does wonders to elevating levels of happiness. Connect with your spiritual self. Volunteer for events that support a cause that you are passionate about. Donate items that are of little use to you, but can change the life of someone in need.
Leading a life of value makes difficult situations easy to overcome. Knowing that your life is value driven leads to knowing that you are worthy of happiness. Happiness resides where it is most alive.
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Zetlin, Minda. “10 Questions That Will help You Find Happiness.” Inc. 11 June 2015. Web. 18 July 2016.