How to Be Happy Essay

841 WordsNov 16, 20134 Pages
How to be happy Happiness, isn't that the thing that all of us strive to find, to achieve and then to maintain for the rest of our lives? Being happy isn't quite as simple as having money or being an A-listed celebrity, despite what the media may tell you. Once you dig past the surface and getaway from the superficiality, the true meaning of happiness - comfort, content and joy - becomes clear. But still, the one question that gnaws at us all endlessly: How do we achieve it? Perhaps the answer isn't as complicated as we think. Nobody is happy all of the time, but some people are definitely more fulfilled than others and it doesn't seem to have much to do with material goods or high achievement. Being happy is supposedly simple, supposedly easy, this and that as you watch an endless list of reality shows and "ultimate guides". However, looking around more carefully, you may realize that people living any kind of lifestyle may be more content with it than you. So what do they have that you don't? Don't just find out - get it for yourself. Relax. Lighten up and don't take yourself too seriously. Stress can cause many mental, physical and spiritual problems in your life. One of the major causes of stress is worrying about things that are out of your control. Smile. You would be surprised how much of an immediate difference physically smiling has on your mood. If you smile and force a little laugh you will feel your mood lighten and you won't have to force it next time. Laughter is a powerful, positive medicine and the calmer and more peaceful you can take things, the happier your life will be. Take the good with the bad. No one is happy all of the time. We cannot change the past, but we can enjoy the present and look positively to the future. Good and bad wouldn't exist and be in balance without each other and each one teaches us our fair share of

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