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Five ways to stay happy

Updated on April 15, 2012

Five Ways To Stay Happy

Happiness is a state of mind that brings positive emotions and intense joy in you. Everyone is seeking for ways to become happy; however, most people do not know what the happiness actually is! Happiness is a joyful feeling that everyone wants to experience. You may accomplish many goals in life, may get a lot of wealth but without the inner joy, every success is meaningless. Happiness is a satisfying experience that can not be bought with money. William H. Sheldon said:

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation”.

How can someone stay happy in their life is an important query. Most people are unable to be happy because they are unable to find happiness in the things they do have. Here are five simple rules that will help bring inner calm and intense joy in your life:

Unfulfilled Desires

Obviously, all of us have some desires that go unfulfilled in our whole life. These unfulfilled desires are called yearnings. If you want to stay happy, try to fulfill your desires. If you are unable to fulfill them after every effort, try to be happy with what you have. Convince yourself that you have much more to be happy for. Just go with the flow of life and you will find an intense joy inside. It is said that happiness is like a butterfly that eludes you when you try to chase it; however, when you pay heed to other things it will come and sit on your shoulder. So always wait for happiness.

Get Rid of Unwanted Emotions

One of the most common things that make people unhappy is their unwanted emotions. These unwanted emotions would never let you experience inner joy and peace of mind. For instance, your workplace has a stressful environment and you do not know how to deal with this environment. This will make you sad. Basically, joy and peace of mind is the absence of bad emotions. One of the powerful ways to experience happiness is having few unwanted emotions in your life.

Unsolved Problems

The most common reason that makes you sad is unsolved problems. The quickest way to get rid of sadness and become happy is to work on these problems. Even if you fail to solve them, you will feel some joy and peace in your heart.

Understanding yourself

Understanding oneself is really important, as you can not understand your emotions and their reasons without understanding yourself. You need to know yourself to find out what makes you happy and what makes you sad.

Seek for Permanent Ways

Most people are unable to achieve permanent or long term happiness, as they go for temporary solution such changing the environment, travelling; however, they ignore the root cause of the problems. The temporary fixes can give short lived happiness but can not make you happy permanently.


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      infoforum 5 years ago from Universe

      thanks guys

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Yes.. this will work voted up and useful :) Frank

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      LailaK 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I like your hub, it's short and sweet! Voted up!