You Don’t Become Happy, You Remember To Be Happy…
Most people live a hurried life where they’re waiting to become happy “someday”.
They think: “When I get this, that, or the other, then I’ll finally be happy.”
But the truth is, happiness is all around you right now.
And if you lose the habit of appreciating it, you may end up wondering, once you reach your goal: “is this all there is to it?!”
Really, being happy is a habit.
If you spend years never taking the time to appreciate the reasons you have for being happy, you’re training yourself not to live in the now and not be grateful for what you have.
And then, that habit may stay with you when you have all the reasons in the world to be happy, and end up never truly getting there.
To counter this, start today doing two things:
The first of them is to appreciate the little pleasures of life without hurry.
When you’re having breakfast, enjoy the experience. You’ll have the rest of your day to think of your problems and issues if you want.
But during such small special moments, take it slow and enjoy that. Enjoy the taste of coffee or tea or açaí. Enjoy the excitement of starting a day that may end up — even if just potentially — better than all the others.
Enjoy your showers. Enjoy tucking into bed. Enjoy all the little pleasures in life that most people hurry.
Just this can increase your happiness by heaps and bounds.
The second thing is gratitude.
No matter your situation, you have many things to be grateful for.
Even if it’s being grateful that you were born. That you had the chance to live. That you can breath.
Do appreciate the healthy parts of your body. Appreciate that you’re still alive, become some day all this will end.
To summarize: enjoy the ride and be grateful that you hopped in on it.
That’s how you train yourself to be happy.
And that’s how you remember happiness.
What do you think? Let me know below.