Being happy at mylots, or anywhere!
November 3, 2015 12:58pm CST
So I talked about things that sabotage our happiness, the fact that we do more damage often to this ourselves than other's do, still annoys me! We should be working positively, and not negatively in our lives. But we all know all that negative talk our minds chunks at us, so it's very true, just angering. So Russell Grieger Ph.D., has written about Happiness on Purpose, and come up with five principles to help us learn to be happy, or happier anyways. 1. This is it. We have today, we are not gauranteed tomorrow. Seek happiness, focus on happiness, rid your life of things that bring you down. 2. It's up to me, we are ultimately responsible for our own lives and minds, no one is going to do it for you, you want to be happy, this has to come from you, with work, with changes, with mindset changes, etc. 3. Decide, I am going to be happy. Decide it once, then decide it over and over and over again. As I said before, we make ruts in our minds, with certain kinds of mindsets and thinkings, if those are bad, well we are stuck in them. We might hop out, in attempt to change the path and get pulled back into the rut, over and over, rather like an addiction, it takes work to move a better direction. 4. Attitude is King. Just as others said on the last discussion I started on this, we could have everything we ever dreamed of, and be the most miserable and unhappy person in the world. Major lotto winners often talk about how the money did not make them happy. Our attitude towards life, and everything in it, is really what defines this. 5. Hi Ho Hi Ho, as I said before in this, it's work. Do the work, do it over and over again. Retrain your brain! Work to think positive things. Work to replace negative self harming thoughts with positive ones! Develop new mind ruts, healthy ones. This is only one method out there for working on being happier, and while I like it, it might not be the thing that works for you. Still all we can do is try right? If you want to know more, credit to this breakdown on happiness goes to Russell Grieger, and more can be read here:
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4 Nov 15
If I am constantly happy, I will be unhappy again. You see, if you eat sweet, and then drink coffee with some sugar, you need more sugar. Something like that. Unhappiness is interlude that lets us savor the sweetness even small happiness brings. Am I sounding too wise? I am not.
4 Nov 15
@vandana7 Curtsey of AZ Lyrics. Well you only need the light when it's burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go Only know you've been high when you're feeling low Only hate the road when you're missing home Only know you love her when you let her go And you let her go
4 Nov 15
People would say its easy to say this but but its hard to accomplish.. I have often had this commented on my blog/articles. The truth is it is hard but not impossible to choose happiness and be responsible for your emotions. I speak from experience and not juts some theory.
3 Nov 15
Happiness is an odd one... what exactly is it? Serotonin level? Positive thinking? Being content? A fabulous sense of well-being? A sense of achievement, purpose, and belonging? I just find the more I think about it, the more I actually can't define it. I "think" I am happy, but by my own definition, which may not be the same as anyone else's.. Real challenging concept. :D