#2: Choice – A Quicker Way to Be Happy
For many of us, happiness depends on other external circumstances. For one, it was difficult for me to cope with life on bad days. I mean, we all face bad days where we run into unexpected problems and even when it was something that could be fixed easily, I chose to get irritated and magnify the problem.
On the other hand, there are many people who choose to live life fully. Such people don’t get bothered about petty issues and ignore them.
I used to envy those people but once I realized that happiness wasn’t circumstantial, I realized how easy it was to be happy. Quite simply put, I understood that perfection wasn’t necessary.
Now, I’m not talking about being sloppy, but what I mean that is that we don’t have to wait for everything in our life to become perfect. Doing so will only give you a heartache.
I used to worry about situations that weren’t in my control. For instance, an interview for a job would make me so anxious that I would be miserable about everything else in my life. That increased my unhappiness and it was completely ironic to me. Well, there I was, aiming to find a nice job to find happiness, but I was unhappy with the entire process itself!
That’s when I sensed that I could choose to truly happy with the moment I had. I need not have to have to wait for the future to be perfect, to be happy later, but I could find happiness with whatever I had. This truth was a complete game-changer for me.
Likewise, you can choose to be happy in your present moment, instead of worrying about the future or regretting about your past. Choose to be happy now. Once you experience this, you’ll notice how beautiful it is to change everything and be positive. You will change in a way you had never imagined.
Another choice you can make is to intend to be happy. Once we change the way we think and look at things differently, our possibilities are endless and achieving happiness will become very simple. It’s like a magic door that opens, helping you explore creative possibilities and that’s how happiness works.