By Abhishek Agarwal
Does such a thing as true happiness exist in this world? Can even one person in the whole world vouch for the fact that they are truly happy? Happiness has different meanings for different people. People fail to understand whether they are truly happy or not.
Happiness is not a matter of luck or destiny. It is not that people are happy if they are fortunate and unhappy if their fortune deserts them. Achieving true happiness is an initiative that has to be taken by you yourself. This task, though it might seem daunting, it is not impossible. All you need to do is make an effort and change your mindsets or the way you perceive things.
1) With the correct guidance, you can attain true happiness. In fact, if you take the insight that we are going to share with you, seriously, you will learn to enjoy your life and be truly happy.
2) Figure out the things that make you happy. Having the freedom and following your heart's desire by doing things you have always been interested in can bring a lot of joy into your life. Different people become happy with different things. Don't feel apprehensive if your idea of happiness is unique and unlike that of others around you. It is important that you find out that amongst all the things you enjoy doing, which one gives you true happiness.
3) Plan out something that you are sure, will make you happy. If your body, mind, heart and soul are in rhythm, you will have a much better chance of experiencing that state of boundless joy. When you are sure that you know what will make you happy, you will yourself be in a high-life condition.
4) Master your environment. Happiness is infections. If there are happy people around you, you will also feel jubilant whereas negative thinking in your environment may influence you adversely. So stay amidst happy people.
5) Stop that self-pity. People usually have a tendency to start blaming themselves if things do not turn out right. Also, often the feeling of self-pity creeps in upon failure in any endeavor in life. Instead of berating yourself, it is much better to stay positive and seek out the right solution.
6) Think about yourself, we often pay least attention to our own selves. However, if you concentrate on polishing your own life, you can discover positive things about yourself and start appreciating them. You can also focus on these qualities and hone them further.
7) Love thyself. Often, in the daily pressures of life, we get so overcome with negativities that we fail to pay attention to our needs. So go ahead and spoil and pamper yourself once in a while. You can do that in many ways, be it working on enhancing your looks, getting a massage, eating out with friends etc.
8) Laugh more often. Laughter is the best medicine- an old cliche, but one that is the most relevant. Even in the midst of problems and suffering, try to laugh. This will lighten up the situation which would otherwise prevent you from achieving true happiness.
9) Stay healthy. If you are unwell, you will feel cranky and upset, instead of feeling happy. So it is important to take good care of all aspects of your health and fitness.
10) Dare to be different. Do something interesting to break the monotinity of your boring daily routine.
Till the time you believe that you are worth being absolutely happy, this goal of true happiness will only remain a pipe dream. But the moment you follow the above guidance and decide so, you can and will attain true happiness.
Abhishek is a self-proclaimed Personality Development Guru and has written several books on this topic! Visit his website http://www.Positive-You.com