Practicing Happiness to Boost your Success
There is no one in this world, who never wants to be happy, everyone wants to be happy, everyone wants happiness but most of the people confuse happiness with so many other things, such as the success. People say if they work harder, they’ll get success, if they’ll get success then they will be happy. Here, at this point, what we actually do is we restrict our happiness with external factors such as the success, if they’ll be successful then they’ll be happy, otherwise, they will not be happy. This is the concept, we need to change. We need to know some basic pre-requisites of happiness.
According to Shawn Achor, who is a psychologist by profession and an author of famous book “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work”
“ 90% of happiness is predicted not by the external world, but the way your brain process the world ”
So, yeah it means happiness is a choice. No matter, in which situation we are, what circumstances are around us, we can still find a way to be happy and positive.
As Henry Ford said:“ Whether you think, you can, or you think, you can not: you are right ”
It is always the choice of our brain to be happy, positive or stressful. There are a plenty of ways to get rid of this chaos and be happy. A few are listed here:
- We should always see adversity as opportunities
- As emotions are contagious, we should always be positive because people will be more positive if we are positive
- Positive attitude is the decision that we make so make the decision to be positive
- Positive attitude can be learned through gratitude so show and practice gratitude
I myself sometimes feel as a less useful person, it is a mix feeling of being depressed, sad or unimportant. It happens to me for most of the time when I’m doing the same things for so long time in terms of days or weeks and when I’ve nothing to do and I become lazy. That is the time, when there comes a point when I become unhappy or get a bit stressed.
Here, stay with me because I’m going to share a few ways with you so that you don’t get depressed in any situation like me.These are a few really helpful techniques or tools which we can use to divert our attentions from the negatives sides or less positive sides to the positive or more positive sides of our lives.
- Random acts of kindness
Gratitude means to show others how much you value their help, their time, and their efforts. Journaling means to jot down anything which comes to mind when you wake up. Exercise is to go out and workout in some fresh air to keep you calm and bring along the energy. Meditation is to experience the breathe going in and coming out of your lungs. And random acts of kindness include to help someone consciously to spread happiness and to bring smile and a sense of relief on others’ faces.
I used gratitude and exercise to calm myself when I’m depressed or feeling unhappy and both of these things helped me a lot. As gratitude is an amazing way to make anyone happy. I think, everyone wants their efforts to be acknowledged and praised if they are not merely for themselves. Moreover, if their efforts are acknowledged and they are thanked to do anything to help others, it’ll encourage them and they’ll also do it in future.
Exercise is really important of all of us as most of us feel tired when we wake up early in the morning and even when we wake up late. It is just because of our unhealthy routine and lack of exercise. Consequently, our whole day come under the cloud of laziness and we spend a really unproductive day due to this thing.
Being happy is an art. It is not dependent on your success. Although success can add into your happiness but happiness is not all about success. We need to learn how to be happy even before success, if we do so we’ll automatically be directed towards the path of success with positivity and happiness.
So, be positive and be happy always and yes don’t forget to smile :-)