Happiness to me is quite an ambivalent term. Why is it so that sometimes we are happy and sometimes we are not? Why is our sunny mood sometimes overshadowed by gloom?
The road to happiness lies in a positive mind. There is no doubt that a positive mind attracts people and opens the gates of true happiness. However, there are situations when we feel lack of energy, mental slackness, dull and colorless moments. Often our daily work pressure, tight schedules and deadlines, take a heavy toll on our otherwise normal life. Under all these circumstances, do we succumb to pressure and sacrifice our happiness? The answer is NO! We have to find our own key to happiness amid all these complexities.
The first requirement is building up an optimistic mind. Be happy and positive as much as possible. It sounds little bit difficult, but if one can smile in spite of the biggest adversities and keep up a calm countenance, then half of the battle is won! With practice comes perfection…so we should cultivate the ways to be happy and positive. Even if we are going through a difficult phase, or tied down with too much work pressure, we have to take out time and make ourselves happy. For example, if you love reading or crave for music, you can satisfy your inner urges by investing in some quality time. Sneak out some time in between your work to read that favorite book of yours, or carry that portable music player to your office, so that you can listen to some music in your breaks. Sounds cliche all right…but this is how you feel happy and energized. Penning down your thoughts is another way to unwind and be happy. This applies to all those introspective people like me. Painting is another way to pursue your creative instincts…so take up that paintbrush and canvas and start putting your dreams to reality. Managing a quick tour to somewhere exotic, also takes away the monotony from our lives and refreshes the mind.
There are multiple ways in which you can be truly happy. You need to find out what excites you and stirs up your imagination. Follow that and you will be happy always and positive to the highest degree! As Franklin D. Roosevelt has rightly said: ” Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”