Why You Should Be Happy Even When Everything Isn’t Perfect
There’s a quote from the Roman playwright Plautus that sums up the human condition quite well, I am not happy because I am free from care, but because I don’t care about anything at all. Our desire to be happy tends to focus us on what we think makes us unhappy, or what we think will bring us happiness. But this dynamic—focusing on what we want instead of paying attention to what we have—is one of the biggest sources of unhappiness in our lives and in the lives of others around us.
You can find happiness in the little things
No matter how difficult life may seem, it’s possible to find happiness in the little things. Take time to appreciate what you have and be grateful for all that you have accomplished. To help you stay motivated during difficult times, try these three tips: 1) Write down everything that is going well for you 2) Write down at least one thing that makes you happy 3) Spend five minutes thinking about why your current situation will make you a stronger person in the future.
Happiness is a choice
You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to be happy all the time. It’s just not possible. And if you’re waiting on a big life change, or a new relationship, or your dream job to show up in order to be happy? Well, you’ll wait forever because that stuff doesn’t happen over night. Happiness is a choice and it’s the one thing that we can always control no matter what else is going on around us. That doesn’t mean everything has to be good for you to feel good about your life. There are always ups and downs, but that doesn’t mean you should stop being optimistic about the future..!
Being happy leads to better physical health
Studies have shown that people who are happy tend to live healthier lives. For example, research suggests that being happy can reduce the risk of heart disease. Happiness also impacts your physical health in other ways too. For example, one study found that people who smiled more often tended to use less pain medication than those who didn’t smile as often. Additionally, people who were happier than average tended to have a lower BMI and be less likely to smoke cigarettes or drink heavily. The reason for this might be because smiling releases endorphins which not only make you feel better but can also improve moods and relieve pain. It’s been suggested that smiling can even help you live longer!
Happier people are more successful
Be happy not because everything is good, but because you see good in everything. If you can find just one reason to smile and be grateful right now, you’ve found your happiness. ~Unknown
No matter how good or bad your day may seem, there is always something to be grateful for. Maybe it’s that you have the ability to see beauty in life’s most mundane moments. Maybe it’s that you have someone close by who loves and supports you unconditionally. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that we’re all still here despite our inevitable imperfections.
Whatever it may be, when you are able to recognize the beauty in life and spread joy through your thoughts and actions, happiness will start attracting more happiness. Have a great day!
Happiness attracts more happiness
We often think that we need to wait for things to be perfect in order to be happy. The reality is, happiness does not depend on how things are. It only depends on how you see them. If you choose to see things as good even when they’re not, then you will attract more happiness into your life. Remember: happiness attracts more happiness!