Is the pursuit of happiness just that always something we are pursuing and never achieving? I want to be happy, but life just keeps getting in the way. Any words of wisdom?
Sincerely; Downward Smile
First, let me start by saying that you should start with turning that downward smile into an upward grin. There is a physical change that occurs when you smile and smiling is contagious. Try smiling to a complete stranger as you walk through a store you will be surprised how many smiles you get back. I can tell you that the old saying, “fake it till you make it,” applies here. When you put on a happy face, it can be the beginning of a whole new you. In the meantime, I am going to share some of my favorite happiness sayings I have applied to my own life over the years. I hope some of them help you as they have helped me.
#1. Do what you can with what you have where you are. Everyone is doing the best with the circumstances they have been given.
#2. Overthinking is the biggest cause of unhappiness.
#4. Happiness isn’t having what you want; it is wanting what you have.
#5. Stop letting “It” bother you, just let it go.
#6. Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent to kick them out.
#7. Letting toxic people go is not an act of cruelty. It’s an act of self-care
#8. Walk yourself out of a bad mood. Even 10 minutes immediately increases brain chemistry to increase happiness.
#9. No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.
• Wake up early and make your bed every day.
• Ignore nonsense.
• Talk Less.
• Learn New Skills.
• Help Less Fortunate.
• Watch funny movies. Laugh- It is a great internal belly massage.
• Yawn, It releases cortisol (stress hormone).
• Look at pictures and videos of babies and puppies. It increases Oxytocin (relaxation/love hormone).