It seems like a weird question, but is it? How to be happy? Do you know how to define happiness? How to cultivate happiness? Do you think happiness is the same thing to you as it is to others? What makes you happy today the same can make you happy any other day also.
Happiness is something that people try to find throughout their lives, yet what defines happiness can vary from one person to the other. For some it takes a lot to be happy on the other hand for some happiness lies in very small things like the feeling of just being alive can make them happy.
If you can find happiness in small pity things-you would have learned probably the most important skill in life. It is ridiculous and unfortunate how hard we as human beings have made it for ourselves to be happy. We have a long list of items to be completed for being happy and we wait till the day we have all those things on our list. The list never comes to an end but life has its expiry date.
If you keep waiting to be happy till the time when you have millions of rupee in your bank account, a big house, and a big car, you would have wasted a beautiful part of your life, just being unhappy and unsatisfied. While you were busy building all those worldly possession that you want to have here is a list of things that should contribute to your happiness on a day-to-day basis.
You’re alive. Let’s start with the basics – you’re alive and that’s pretty damn amazing. Think about those who lost their lives during the coronavirus. A lot of them were so young and they had their entire lives in front of them. You are alive. You and I have a chance at life. We are damn fortunate and this could be enough of a reason to be happy.
Mindfulness. Live in the present moment. The past is behind you, the future is far ahead and you can only live in the moment. That is not just a line, it’s also the truth.
Notice the small things which bring a smile to your face, this could be anything like watching the sunrise, watering your plants in the morning, or indulging yourself in soft music When you look back at these moments you may realize that these were really important moments during that period of life and that cost you nothing.
You are educated. Education is a privilege in this world, especially formal education. In India, there are still a large number of people who are uneducated. If you have had access to good quality education, which has enabled you to be in a position to access self-learning for the rest of your life, you are fortunate and you can be happy about it.
If You can daydream. If you are confused about what to do with your life and you can close your eyes and imagine what you would do if money wasn’t an issue. Get absorbed by that daydream and make note of everything that comes to mind. If you can do this, please allow yourself to be a happy person.
You have a roof above your head. This is also one of the most simple reasons to be happy. Just having a roof above your head is something that millions of others do not have in this world. You are already experiencing more security and comfort than millions of others around the world.
You are sufficient. I don’t mean you are sufficiently clever, beautiful enough, or sufficiently successful. I simply mean sufficient. It’s important to strive for improvement, but knowing you are sufficient will help you love yourself for who you truly are. And loving yourself is one of the best reasons to be happy right now.
In short, you have everything to be happy and you know very well how to be “ Har Haal Khushhaal”.