Finding Happiness Withing Yourself.
by Lori English
The pursuit of happiness is a always being examined and people are looking for the answers to make their lives happier. If you question your happiness then maybe its time to make some significant changes in your life. Everyone has a different definition of what happiness looks like to them, however, we all want it.
What Is Happiness
Happiness is a feeling described differently for each person in a significant way that depends on the person and their wants and needs.
The definition of happiness is described by psychologists as the day to day moods that impact our feelings of well-being. There are so many ways to describe happiness that it is asked to "feel " it instead of described.
We all want happiness, but searching for it is specific and different for each person. Finding your specific definition of happiness is searching for it and giving it time.
Knowing what you what is important in achieving happiness and for some this is difficult. An easy way to find what you want is to know what you don't want. Writing a list of what you want and don't want is helpful.
The Psychology of Happiness
Individuals look for ways to hold on to the moment or a time that brought them a feeling of happiness. It was so much easier , many people reflect on times when they were happier in the past.
Happiness is a subjective feeling and it can flow differently from one day to another. If you have a bad day at work, that does not impact your whole concept of happiness, this is one day.
The pursuit of happiness is a never ending flow of feelings and a journey that you are on that is called life. Having gratitude for small things in your life can impact you feel. You hear smell the roses well its very important to take time to make
What Makes You Happy?
The way you feel happiness is significant, but its up to you to explore what makes you happy. It's not something outside of yourself that makes you happy. Let me give you a few beginning starters to help.
1. Do something small everyday for yourself. Treat yourself to a walk, meditate, or buy yourself a book that you wanted.
2. Learn to say no to others. Saying no allows you to have boundaries, and this makes your relationships a lot healthier.
3. Make time with a friend have a heart to heart conversation.
4. Keep a copy of your favorite prayer or quote and recite it.
5. Go outside and take a walk in nature. Take a long hike.
6. Write in your journal about your thought and how you are feeling.
7. Volunteer is a good way to become social and do something you enjoy.
Research and Happiness
Finding Happiness according to Sonya Lyubomirsky, P.H.D, a Psychology professor wrote the book " The How Of Happiness", and demystifies in her book research, and many unnecessary complications in being happy. Luubomirsky explains happiness in two components of happiness.
How Can You Discover Happiness?
Discovering happiness is a little misleading because most of us know what it feels like to have moments of happiness but how can we contain the feelings of joy, contentment, and positive.
Let's take a look some people think that materialistic will make them happy.
It's nice to have things such as a car, house, and electronics.
Happiness does not come from material items items ,and but it comes from how you feel about yourself, self esteem, values, passion, gratitude, loving others.
Learned helpless is one of the main principles of behavior therapy and used to describe when you are depending on others to do for you what you don't feel you can do.
This is learned helpless and is described in many ways that do not help others with being responsible for themselves. Learning to be independent is important for your overall happiness and self -esteem.
If you are depending on others for your happiness you will be disappointed, and it will not last a long time. Searching inside yourself and achieving your goals will help you feel content.
How to Stay Happy
Overall, happiness is a feeling that is going to come and go according to life's circumstances. You have the ability to make your life happier by what choices you make and how you handle the reactions to stress and emotions.
If you want to find happiness do the things that can make you happy. Write a list and make your happiness goals . These goals are specific, there are ways to find happiness, but you have to be willing to make choices and encounter some mistakes.
The best feeling of overall happiness is feeling of being loved, family, helping others, and doing something random for other people. The path of finding happiness is different , however, if you search inside yourself deep you can find what truly makes you happy.