“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be”

Abraham Lincoln

Books have been written, films have been filmed and lives have been lived all in search of the subtle “happiness”. Actually, there is a connection between our happiness and our general well-being, which was proven scientifically. But the question is, how to find your own happiness?

Since we are creatures of survival, it feels comfortable to search for the things that make us feel good and at the same time have a positive effect on our overall well-being. We feel healthier, we become healthier, and we live longer.

Once you begin the pursuit of your own happiness, you need to start looking for it every day.

My task today is to make things a little bit easier for you. So if you have found yourself stuck in this roundabout way of living with your teeth never gracing us with their smiling presence, then don’t worry since it is a fact that we can “reboot our system”. Scientists claim that we can control about 40% of our happiness, and the best part is that we all know how to use this computer.

Scientists found that happiness is subjective and is determined by a person’s rational and emotional evaluation of his life as a whole. These evaluations include the amount of day to day happiness we feel the positive moods we are in.

The same evaluations are true when we are in a bad mood and have bad experiences. Therefore in to stay happy, we must reprogram our minds paying attention only to the positive moments in life. Try to completely ignore the bad and find that tiny shimmer of light, and you will shine for it.

Happiness is a state of mind.

The point is to find what makes you internally happy and will completely eclipse any external satisfaction received from anywhere else.

Happiness is a way of thinking, a state of mind and not a thing or an item, and you don’t want to make the mistake of consciously linking your happiness to something tangible like money or nice clothes because the truth is that happiness is intangible and comes in the forms of positive feelings and experiences.

So go to find yours. And on your way SMILE more, look for the small pleasure and, most importantly, BE GRATEFUL. A study published in the journal Social Behavior and Personality demonstrates that gratitude is a habit that can be developed and helps us enjoy life.

Psychologist Tom G. Stevens claims that happy people consider happiness to be a lifetime goal. If you want to be happy, you need to understand that it is as simple as that. When you feel a little down in the dumps, just get up and do something different, something as simple as cracking a smile to yourself.

Remember that your own happiness comes in the first place, find your way to be happy and you always will be.

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