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Increase Your Happiness Quotient

While most people would argue having a life you love will make you happy, I would argue that happiness will help you to create a life you love. Think about it. Be happy = manifest more in your world to be happy about. Be unhappy = manifest more in your world to be unhappy about. Easy peasy. What? Not so easy? Yes, staying happy is a constant effort. Notice I didn’t say it’s a struggle… it’s not. But we do have to stay conscious about it and continue to do what it takes to “keep the happy”. And what does it take? Here are a few things you can try to stay happy :

  1. Be Grateful : Take 5 minutes every morning to write down or declare what you are thankful for!
  2. Forgive : Is there anyone you haven’t forgiven, even yourself? Then forgive them.
  3. Encourage Others : Look for the good in friends, family, and co-workers, and encourage them.
  4. Use Positive Words : Choose to use life-giving words towards others and even for yourself!
  5. Be Intentional With Your Time : Eliminate time-wasting activities and prioritize time for yourself and others that are important to you!
  6. Make a Bucket List : Write down your dreams and new ideas, and then take steps to make these things happen.
  7. Get Moving : Start doing whatever type of exercise you enjoy and can stick with it.
  8. Examine your Inner Circle : Spend time with positive people who encourage you and add happiness to your life!
  9. Get Inspired : Find out what inspires you and include it in your routine.
  10. Find Your Purpose : Start exploring why you are here on earth, what is your life’s true, deeper purpose?
  11. Act Now : Write down your goals, and make actual steps and a timeline for how you will accomplish these steps!
  12. Be the Solution : Focus more on helping others, and find ways to serve. Serving unlocks perspective and contentment. 
  13. Manage Your Wealth : Look at your top 3 goals and align your spending habits with your goals. Keep your spending in check for long-term financial peace!
  14. Support a Cause : Support missionaries, non-profit organizations or volunteer to serve yourself! 

P.S. Staying happy isn’t just reading an article…it’s making real changes in your life. If you are ready for every day to be a happy day, create your dreams, inspire yourself to become the person you were born to be and guidance on staying truly happy.

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    • He who has realised the supreme truth wishes the same for everyone. He is experiencing bliss and is surprised to see you drowning in sorrow, suffering, when actually there is no reason to be sad. Your sorrows rest on your false supports. You are the begetter of your pain. You alone build your own pyre, you alone light it, you alone fuel that fire, and then cry aloud for freedom from pain and yet, you refuse to move away from it!

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    • The fundamental reason why happiness is so important is that it’s extremely vital to our own goals in life and can help us achieve many other cherished personal ambitions and goals. Also, by being happy, we have the potential to change many other lives just by being ourselves.

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  1. I also think that a lot of times we self sabotage our happiness. Sometimes we have deeply rooted beliefs that we may not be aware of that we don’t feel we are worthy or deserve happiness so we make poor decisions. I think that deciding you are worth it is the first step and the rest will naturally follow.

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    • One of the many challenges of happiness research is the fact that the very notion of happiness can be quite difficult to define, making it equally difficult to understand how to be happy. Indeed, happiness is a topic that garners a great deal of attention; yet pinning down exactly what it is can prove elusive. There have been many different opinions over the years on what comprises true happiness. Mahatma Gandhi, for example, considered happiness to be something that occurred “when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” In contrast, the French physician and philosopher Albert Schweitzer once jokingly declared that happiness is “nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” Though these definitions may be interesting, they do little in terms of helping us understand happiness in life from a scientific perspective.

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    • Yes Gary. We have to choose happiness in every moment. The truth is that happiness is not circumstantial. And this is really good news. It means we don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect, nor do we have to control anything outside of ourselves in order to feel a certain way. Becoming aware of this truth is a total game-changer, because it means we can choose happiness in this moment. And something beautiful happens when we do this: When we feel happy first, our outward experience begins to shift in ways we’d only dreamed of.

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    • Happiness is a kind of choice that we make and create for ourselves. It is not something that depends on other people or getting their approval. In reality, the level of our life’s happiness has nothing to do with the things that other people say or do, even if we feel like it.

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      • My apologies if I slighted you in any way with my comment. My system kept crashing and I was unable to finish.

        Your are correct, happiness is a choice that one has to make for themselves. It is a contentment that brings joy and light, it just shines because that’s who you are or choose to be. Regardless of the situation you choose to rise above it, allowing love and positivity to be your guide. Happiness foundational ingredient is Love. Loving yourself enough to be Happy.
        I was truly inspired by your post, it was very insightful and your points are great. 😊
        Yonnie💜🌸
        InHisCare 🙏

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