What does it take to find everlasting happiness?
“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” We can agree that a person liking what she does is the key to everlasting happiness.
Many cling happiness to their achievements and then look for it in the wrong ways and places.
Real quest for happiness knows how you can put things in order of priority and pursue those things that matter.
Or make the much-needed difference that your life should have that means so much to you.
Happiness is indeed all we need to scale through the hurdles of life.
To breath the air of freedom and resist the stabbing punches, life throws at us are incredible ways to pick up our broken pieces and keep soldiering against all the odds.
Some of the mistakes we make to find everlasting happiness is attaching our source of happiness to others or even achievements.
Those are the wrong ways to go in search of genuine and everlasting happiness.
Be sure not to allow the woes of life to suffocate your happiness.
You can’t buy or earn everlasting happiness. It is a gift and a must-have for everyone.
It rejuvenates the mind and rids it of every form of pessimism, hate, and negativity.
In the race to find everlasting happiness, it is always good to simplify the pursuit.
Use your time wisely, pursue the little things that make a difference, and spend time with people who mean the most to you.
Longing to find everlasting happiness in the moments’ life will bring?
Here are eight ways to find everlasting happiness:
Bring smiles to the faces of others
There is no more excellent feeling of satisfaction than knowing that you are the reason behind the smile of just one person. Just like the famous saying goes, “We rise by lifting others” is the same way it applies here.
Happiness is contagious. It begets another when you do something that lifts the spirit of others as it automatically lifts yours as well.
Love makes the whole world go round. When you show appreciation to the people around you, then you get to experience a truckload of joy and satisfaction.
There are little things one can do effortlessly to bring smiles on the faces of others and also share in their happiness.
Some things like showing of concern, suiting words, consolation, gifts, acts of charity and understanding are some of the things we can do effortlessly to change the narratives and pave the way for a better world.
Quit worrying too much
Habits play a very significant role in the way we relate to our feelings. Happiness is a positive feeling and as a result, has a link to our behavioral patterns.
What you do, think, and say all the time determines the level of happiness you acquire. Satisfaction is not external but lies within.
When you always worry about failures, unaccomplished goals, and those bad things coming your way, then you begin to zap the brain of the energy it would need to generate happy feelings.
And automatically plunge yourself into a sadness that needs work to get away from at the moment. You need to keep long distances away from worrying and instead focus on the things that put smiles on your face at all times.
Create time for self-care
Always remember that the journey to happiness begins with you. You don’t need to break a bank to give yourself that treat you deserve.
Little things that are done for self also matters. Take some time off to rest and avoid burn out as much as possible.
Visit the Cinemas, hangout with friends, crack a joke sometimes, laugh more often, just let it out and go along with the flow. Trust me; you’d end up feeling good in ways beyond your expectations.
Appreciate your little wins
Nothing positive in this life should be regarded as insignificant because they aren’t loud in other people’s perceptions.
Acknowledging the little accomplishment no matter how small or little they seem to come with it; inner peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment leading to happiness.
Before that big breakthrough happens, first of all, take notice of the small ones to gain contentment and worry less.
Be with positive people
In as much as we feel people do not matter, they do! The kind of people in your circle plays a vital role in your emotions and feelings.
You don’t need negative or harmful energies around you. When you surround yourself with people, who love and encourage you, people who look at you and care.
Then you already set the pace for everlasting happiness.
Free your mind
Be liberated of all your fears. Just like the birds, spread your wings and fly. Do not let worries tell on your emotions.
Try to enjoy yourself. A minute of joy might be like a fleeting emotion, but it’s always something to hold onto in times of sadness.
Stop the comparison
Do not compare your accomplishments with others. Merely doing so puts you in a long run of emotional struggle and ends up dropping you depressed and sober.
When you become highly competitive, jealousy and envy begin to grow, and that’s not good for a peaceful state of mind.
Don’t wait for happiness to come
This, in itself, is a personal goal. Nothing holds the key to happiness, and nobody determines whether we should be happy or not.
It is a mindset and can only happen when we focus more on attaining it other than being it.
Go along with the whispers of the hearts
You alone know what fills you up and makes you whole. Whether it is that dream job, partner, or profession, you’d love to go all out for.
For the sake of happiness, it would do us a whole lot of good to pay attention to what our hearts tell us than what others say.
Be purposeful and open to change
Live each day being a blessing to others. This makes one feel very much accepted and valuable in society at large.
There is a form of contentment that comes with it and also be open to change. Even if it means moving out of an unconducive environment or changing a nasty behavior.
Whether it is quitting that hectic job or trying out new things. So long it’s for your happiness; then do it!
Speaker, Author, Thought-Leader… and I really like this one, vibrant living culture creator; Golden Soror of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Michigan Women’s Commission Appointee. With more than forty years of expertise in business management and personal development, I also have the distinction of receiving the NAWBO Top Businesswoman Award and the Booker T. Washington Legacy Award.