Learning to Be Happy
One of the things that we all share, as human beings, is the fact that we all want happiness.
We all know that one person, the one who always seems like he or she doesn’t want to be happy. Here’s the thing, he or she really does want to be happy, but whining and complaining is easier than making the changes that get results. He or she may not realize that even after years of this, the results will still not magically appear.
You may think that more money will make you happy, but it won’t. You might think that taking a vacation will make you happy, but it won’t. Sure, it might work in the short-run, but soon the elation will fade and you will still be dealing with the feelings of unhappiness. Learning to be happy is truly the way to make positive changes.
So, What Does Make Us Happy?
If a pay raise and a Carnival cruise won’t make me happy, what is the big secret to happiness then? What are the activities and behaviors that I can do to produce happiness?
You must discover what your core values are and how to line your life and priorities up with them.
This is one of the most important parts of goal setting and making a change in your life. As the backbone of it all, these are your motivators. If you’re unsure about what your core values are and why they are so important, I can help you understand how they work.
Yes, I know everyone says that you should do this, but do you know why? Because it really works!
It’s easy to focus on what we don’t have and forget what we are really blessed with, which can make us totally unhappy. This act of being aware of what you do have is a gentle reminder to yourself to appreciate how precious life is and how much you can make a huge difference in the world.
Focus on what you do have, rather than what you don’t. You can make a huge change in your happiness just from shifting your focus.
Set Goals that Are Meaningful
What are meaningful goals? These goals are ones that come from inside and that are driven by your core values, not by wishes and hopes and the opinions of others.
Now before you go all, “I don’t believe in that mumbo jumbo,” hear me out. There has been a lot of research in recent years that show a link between meditation and increased happiness and has been proven without a doubt. I know it seems a little far-fetched, but it really isn’t. Not only does it not cost you anything, it can also help increase your concentration, lower blood pressure, reduce the effects of stress and anxiety and lower depression.
Try just one, or even all of these steps and you can begin your journey to being happy. I know there are other things you can do to improve your happiness, such as giving to others, etc, etc, but if you’re interested in taking the plunge and want me to help you directly, reach out to me about coaching by clicking the button below.