People in this world have been dealing with innumerable challenges making a lot feel unworthy and hopeless. Finding your happiness should come from only one true source. It is right inside your pocket; why should you wander faraway?
One of the ultimate goals of almost anyone is to be happy or successful. However, this achievement seems to be far from reach; because we have been looking at the wrong side of life for long. Finding your happiness should be one of the simplest ways to enjoy life.
We have been programmed to respond to what this generation terms as “normally life.” This apparently makes people feel unfit for the so-called normal life increasing the level of unhappiness in them. The major cause is stress which is a psychological disturbance.
Today, I would like you to acknowledge the fact that finding your happiness is not rocket science. It’s pretty simple. unhappiness is just a mood indicating there is something wrong.
If you are that kind who can’t find any happiness in life — then it is time to re-engineer your mind. It begins with your mindset and how you respond to situations.
Experts say the brain is mainly designed for survival, not for happiness. It, therefore, releases the bad feeling of cortisol when it sees anything related to a bad feeling in your past life. Grieving the death of a loved one could make you feel empty for a very long time. Unless you let it go; you would never find life intriguing. However, you are the person in charge to make it a choice to be happy by overcoming any kind of stress.
You Are Not Alone In This Fight For Happiness
According to the 2018 Global Emotions Report, released by Washington, D.C.-based analytics and consulting firm Gallup. More than 1 in 3 people said they are unhappy with their lives (38 percent) or dealt with stress (37 percent). It has also been known that slightly more than 3 in 10 suffered from physical pain(31%), according to the report’s results. You may read more about recorded global emotions from Gallup here.
It could, therefore, be deduced that there are a number of reasons making people feel unhappy. So far as you are s living soul, you can never be free from challenges 100%. When tough times come you need to apply the most appropriate remedy which begins in your mind.
What Makes You Feel Unhappy?
A number of researches have indicated that there are common reasons making people find it difficult to be happy. A survey conducted in the UK in 2019 showed that only 3 out of 10 people feel happy.
In the States, there is an indication that the percentage of people finding happiness in their lives has declined.
Take a look at some of these reasons preventing people from finding happiness:
1. Wrinkles or aging appearance
2. Worried about my physique
3. Paying rent/mortgage
4. Unhappy with the current job
5. Whether or not I am attractive
6. Whether my partner still loves me
7. Whether I’ll find the right partner
8. Worried about my savings/ financial future
7. Financial problem
8. Growing old?
Finding Your Happiness Begins With You
It’s very sad to notice how people sell their natural rights to happiness to others. If finding your happiness has been a mere dream in your life; then you must cut down any third person or thing that provides you with happiness. You have started searching for happiness from the wrong places. Before you really become happy; learn how to develop self-love.
It will work out only if you make yourself happy. Never let your happiness depend on anyone. Even if you think of any special person being your sunshine; make sure you already have your own sunlight.
I remember talking about this controversial topic explaining why happiness is a choice.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” —John Lennon
Where Does Your Happiness Come From?
It emanates from yourself then you are going to overcome any unpleasant situation within a short period of time. There is only one person you can entrust your whole life into his hand. I’m talking about the creator of heaven and earth. God is the true source of any good thing you deserve on earth.
You may be interested to read my article about Bible verses for happiness. God is vitality interested in your wellbeing.
You must stay close to people who make you happy and worthy. Driveaway any negative thought that surfaces in your mind. You just have to distract yourself for about 30 minutes. Anything or anyone that puts smiles on your face deserves much of your attention. But in all, you must develop the habit of loving and valuing yourself.
Step outside, enjoy the air, have fun and cut down all the stress. Yourare responsible for your success and anything that you allow to have a significant impact on your life.