Trying to find happiness seems to be a constant quest for so many people. Thousands of us live our lives simply existing, and reacting to things as they happen rather than actually knowing what it means to truly LIVE!
If this sounds like you then you might be asking yourself…
What is the secret to being happy anyway?
Does anyone really know what it means to find happiness?
The answer? Absolutely. But what happiness really means does vary from person to person. I can tell you right now, though, that it doesn’t necessarily mean having all the money in the world. That’s just one small facet.
I haven’t met one person who doesn’t want to increase their happiness in life – Even the people that I’ve worked with who seem fairly content with their life as a whole have an area that they’re not 100% satisfied in.
So what’s a cantankerous person to do? Maybe you aren’t that far gone and don’t consider yourself a grumpy person, but you still want to investigate the science, strategies and the “how to” of being happy.
We are so blessed to live in times like these, where the research into the mind and human behaviors highlights real answers that truly transform us. With all of the research available to us, we now can move into a state of being happy for longer periods of time rather than only living with inner happiness in fleeting moments.
One of the worst mistakes that we as humans tend to make is that we place the burden on other things, circumstances, and people to give us happiness. We may even find ourselves saying things like…
…when I get that raise at work, I’ll be truly happy
…when I get the dream house, I’ll be happy
…when I meet and marry my soul mate, then and only then will I understand what being happy is.
What we so often fail to realize is that we’re fully capable of taking control over our lives and making our own happiness. Not from thin air, not with wishful thinking, and not simply by staying positive, either.
How? With actionable strategies to:
- Reset the way you think about where happiness in life comes from, and dispel those lies so that you can start to find happiness on your own.
- Destroy the limiting beliefs that stand in the way of chasing after what you want.
- Learn what it takes to make drastic changes that stick!
First, you should begin by learning what NOT to do. For starters, I recommend checking out:
I Want to be Happy: 10 Habits You Must Stop Now.
Without fail, one of the best things you can do to achieve your goal of being happy is practicing what you learn here. You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it twice… “Practice makes perfect” has been looked at as cliche, but the truth is, there has been a great deal of research to prove that this method does work!
Begin Practicing Gratitude Today
In therapy with those dealing with varying levels of depression, practicing gratitude really works. Beginning with something as simple as a gratitude journal will increase a person’s inner happiness and make a major impact on their life.
Purposeful Goal Setting With Intention and Meaning
Ask any successful millionaire how they go about setting their goals and they will tell you that one of the secrets is giving them meaning. When we realize that as humans we do things based on pain or pleasure, we need to be mindful as we set our goals to give them a purposeful, positive meaning. Setting goals is one thing, the secret sauce is in reaching them. This enormous, comprehensive article will help guide you on your way.
Take Massive Action With Life Coaching
There are many strategies that are helpful on a person’s journey to find happiness, but if you’re interested in taking a huge step right now, you can start with working directly with me. Your first session is absolutely free.
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