According to experts, happiness is not something that is directly affected by external circumstances, but a choice that we can consciously make.
Happienss is a choice.
You can be happy by creating the conditions for a more positive life. But what is the secret to achieve the life you want?
The story of Socrates for the secret of success is the answer to many aspects of our everyday life.
A young man asked Socrates the secret of success. Socrates told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Socrates asked the young man to walk with him into the river. When the water got up to their neck, Socrates took the young man by surprise and swiftly ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Socrates pulled the boy’s head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air.
Socrates asked him, “What did you want the most when you were there?”
The boy replied, “I wanted air”.
Socrates said, “That is the secret of success! When you want success as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it!” There is no other secret.
Is our desire for happiness that much important and vital as your need for breathing?
To convince you that happiness is a choice, let’s set a goal- to be more conscious, kind and happy by starting with simple steps that will bring more smile in your lives.
- Go outside
Take a walk and enjoy nature. According to surveys, external activities help in reducing stress, increasing the levels of serotonin and lift our mood.
- Play with small children (nephews, brothers)
Toddlers can help us find the secret of happiness. Just spend a little quality time with them and watch your mood take off!
Research show that meditation can promote positivity and happiness in our lives, plus it can even reduce our blood pressure.
- Play with your pet
Less stress, more happiness, generous – unconditional love! Isn’t that enough to make you decide to adopt a pet?
- Turn off your mobile
Facebook, sms, emails, twitter, snap chat … bombarded with so much information every day – and most of them not that useful. Studies have shown that spending our free time on social media can really make us feel lonely and miserable. Turn off your computer or cell phone and free yourself from addictions.
- Say thank you
Gratitude can help you focus on the positive aspects of your life
- Read more books
Quality books can make your mind think more productively — and maybe more positively!
- Dance – Sing
Have you noticed your mood shifting whenever you sing your favorite song? It’s no coincidence. Studies have shown that singing and dancing is an instant mood booster!