Life has probably thrown you a curve ball or two along the way. You've likely had times when you felt unsettled by past events or things to come. That amount of discomfort can lead to inner turmoil, and returning to true happiness means having a plan to refocus your attention and energy
However, it’s possible to separate how you feel about a negative event from your inner calmness and peace. The minute you start letting emotions take constant hold of your soul, life suddenly becomes chaotic.
You can experience the joy of true happiness by following these simple guidelines:
- Accept your limitations when you feel the urge to give everything you have to pacify a situation. Some situations may be beyond your ability to resolve.
- Learn to accept what you can and cannot change. It's okay not to know all the answers!
- Instead of allowing guilt to eat away at you, feel at peace with the fact that you did all you could.
- While there's always room to push yourself a little harder, avoid the point of burn out.
2. Nobody promised that life would be a bed of roses. As long as you act according to what your conscience dictates, you can be proud of your actions!
- The heaviness that you might carry around with you is unnecessary. Check in and see what needs to be lifted.
- If you've accepted the part you played in the outcome of a situation, acknowledge it and move on!
- The more honest you are with others, the easier it is to be frank with yourself.
3. Show kindness. Every interaction with another person includes heart-to-heart connection. Recognizing the connection can help you feel more appreciated and appreciative.
- Use every opportunity to help someone in need. It doesn’t matter what it is that they need. By giving your time or resources, you automatically feel you've completed part of life's mission. That's true happiness.
4. Appreciate your blessings. At times like these, take a moment to look at what you've attained and received. The extent of those blessings might surprise you!
In a nutshell, true happiness comes from being sincerely happy with who you are and what you have. Remember that there are always people who yearn for what you have. That should be enough to tell you that you have a lot! Contentment is the key to true happiness.