When was the last time you said to yourself, I couldn't be happier?
At times our modern world doesn‘t leave time for that sort of reflection.
The thing is if you are truly happy, you’ll know it. And so will the people in your life. True happiness shows–it radiates.
There’s no such thing as a 'how-to guide to greater personal happiness.' Money can't buy happiness. So how do we achieve it? Research confirms what our elders and spiritual leaders tell us: Satisfaction comes with being engaged, doing good especially for others while focusing on the present.
Try reflecting on the good you do, it will help you identify your unique strong points. You'll gain an understanding of gratitude–how it can be cultivated and employed in your life. Learn to concentrate and eliminate distractions. Practice mindfulness: the ability to live in the moment without judgment. Learn to savor life's pleasures, large and small, with enthusiasm and enjoyment.
A life coach or therapist may help you use positive psychology techniques plus the resilience to handle difficulties more easily. Just knowing someone else cares about you infuses a feeling of happiness.
Reflection can be good, but don’t over do it. Dwelling on the past can lead to depression. Similarly, worrying about the future can trigger anxiety. Stay in the moment.
The road to happiness in its simplest form is this: Do something unselfishly for someone else and expect nothing in return. The satisfaction you will feel is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Live in the moment, it’s all you really have. Tomorrow’s moment will be waiting for you when you arrive.