Masterclass in Happiness!

As usual, last night was one of the many fun events of enkel. The event presenter Annika Rose is a long-time researcher in the field of psychology of happiness. Annika’s approach towards gaining happiness is entirely different from conventional methodology. Most of us are in search of a magical alchemy of happiness but what she made us realise is that the key to happiness is to stop looking for it. It may sound bizarre, but that is kind of true. Many of us feel miserable because we are looking at someone else’s Facebook updates and comparing ourselves with them, or not focusing on work because we consider underachieved at the personal level of success or not having the sense of satisfaction from the relationships. We are always beating ourselves with all these negative thoughts of mind that we require certain things or a particular job or an enormous amount of money to become happy. But an answer to happiness lies within the sense of satisfaction in everything we do. It’s unfair to compare the beginning of your journey to the middle of someone else’s or not to focus on your current job just because you think that this is not enough. There is nothing wrong with the dreams but be prepared to sacrifice enough amount of time to make it possible. Annika’s message was to be more involved in whatever you are doing in your life. Focus on your work, focus on relationships, and most importantly focus on the people around you at any given moment. Maybe we are more focused on the destination rather than the journey. This line from one of the John Green’s book might help you understand what is written above.

“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”

-John Green

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