How to Choose Happiness: Seven Simple Keys to a Joyous Life on Beliefnet might be helpful to those of you wanna-be happy people who don’t know how to or just don’t believe that happiness really is a choice.
Many of the experts on happiness say that being happy is a choice; that it is a decision you make every morning, that today ‘I am going to be happy’. But how is it some people manage to have that inner contentment and others struggle to put a smile on their face? I have asked thousands of people what makes them happy or unhappy and have discovered certain repeating themes: People feel happy when they have a fulfilling relationship, a career they love, great health and energy and variety of interests.
Often those people have a positive attitude to life and they see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. Here are seven keys which can help you experience more joy and happiness in your life. Read the full article here.
While I agree with most of what Inna writes in her article, I would like to add the possibility of happiness is there even when you do not have everything you want in life. It’s the rough patches where you need your dedication to being happy the most. The biggest key is to make the decision to be happy…it’s that simple. Focus on the positive, practice active gratitude, and tackle each “problem” as an opportunity and not some insurmountable obstacle.
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