Happy For No Reason Analysis

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This was a question that was put before me recently and I thought it an interesting one. For many people the answer is it 's easier to be unhappy, because unhappiness, struggle and complaint are their default beliefs and behaviors. For others, happiness seems to come easily. We all know those people who seem just naturally happy, no matter what. They bounce back from setbacks and keep going along their merry way. So why is that? In her book, "Happy for No Reason", Marci Shimoff states the happiness is about 50% genetic and 50% learned. We all have a "happiness set point" that we come into this world with. Some people really are naturally more happy. Happiness is also a matter of what we absorbed as children from our environment. We picked…show more content…
Are you looking at the problem or are you looking at how you might solve it? What is going right that you can capitalize on? Question your thoughts. Just because you have a thought, it doesn 't make it true. What is a thought that is as true or truer than the one you just had that feels better? Lean into the better feeling thought. Surround yourself with happy people. Happiness is contagious! Look for the lesson and the gift in every situation. Everything is FOR us in some way. What are you learning from challenging situations? How are you growing? Who are you becoming? Practice gratitude. No matter what your situation is, there is always something to be grateful for. Gratitude centers you in your heart and lifts your spirits. If you are reading this, you can see and you know how to read. There 's two right there! Practice this every day by either saying your gratitude out loud or writing it down. Lives have been turned around by this practice alone. Get in touch with your purpose. What excites you? What are you passionate about? What do you do really well that you also enjoy? People who are inspired by purpose are happier people It may be easier to stay stuck in unhappiness, but the rewards of making the decision and commitment to practice happiness are

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