24 Nov 6 less conventional ways to make a happy day!
via the Huffington Post by Eliana Reyes
Happiness is a process. In the past months, I have wasted hours of my precious life trying to understand the root of my seasonal unhappiness. I was on the road doing what I love, but I wasn't content. My melancholic attitude became annoying and after some reflection it hit me. I allowed society's idea of happiness to overpower my own.
Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. Every day we subconsciously engage in activities or people that can increase or get us closer to that joy. Conventional wisdom makes us believe that happiness is a huge blob of energy we get to wear when we do X, Y, or Z., but that is false.
Happiness must be learned and embraced daily. It is an inner state of contentment you cultivate by doing the small ordinary things that bring you joy. Eventually, it adds up. Here are six unconventional ways to have happier days.
1. Focus on the little happy
If you're anything like me, it's easy to get lost in the future vision and not tend to the daily tasks that get you there. Everyone seems to be in a hurry to get to the big happy, which may include a book deal, a new job, a degree, marriage or starting a family. Slow down. Keep your big happy in mind because it's your overall goal, but chase the little happy on a daily basis. Learn to view the small mundane tasks that you must practice daily as the little happy.
2. Accomplish one thing in your happy must-do-list
Every day when I wake up, I spend at least half an hour writing in my journal. It's my time to organize my thoughts and think of how I want to spend my time. When I don't journal my entire mood changes, and it interrupts the flow of my day. What must you do on a daily basis to feel energized and happier? Some ideas of "happy must do" include working out, going for a walk, creating something, writing or reading a book. Find that one thing that makes you happy and include it in your daily routine…
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