We never know what people around us are going through. In fact, if we did, we’d surely be amazed at how some people around us are able to walk around with their heads held high and a smile on their face, in spite of all they’re going through. Happiness is actually a choice–it’s a state of mind.
Our mentality and how we truly view things make it a reality to us. It’s the ability to take what life has given us and personalize it in a way that benefits and pleases us.
Curious about how to achieve this? Check out these steps on how to choose happiness through your state of mind:
1. Check-In With Yourself
Get in tune with your own feelings. How are you feeling today? If it’s not so good, think of the things or ways you can make it better. Then, do it.
It could be a cup of coffee, a walk to your favorite spot in the park at lunchtime, or spending an extra 15 mins in the shower. Make the life you want to be excited about waking up to, each and every day.
2. Think Higher
When we’re stuck in a rut, it may always seem that it couldn’t get any worse. But guess what, it can. To turn that downhill spiral up, think of your bigger picture immediately. Even if it’s something horrible like a loved one passing. Think of how you now have a guardian angel looking over you, who knows you in and out, that will be with you wherever you may go. It’s all in how you choose to view things.
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3. Find Humor
Laughter just might be the cure-all! If you’re feeling low, brighten your day with a good chuckle. Believe it or not, there’s humor to be found in just about anything.
Got a ticket? Just imagine how funny it would’ve been to pop up on the meter maid out of nowhere to scare the crap out of them while they’re ticketing your car. The look on their face would be, priceless.
4. Come with Gratitude
With work, meetings, vacations, shopping, dinners and movie dates, it can all become our “norm”. But if you really take time to