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The Long Walk To A Lasting Life Of Happiness (Part Two)

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Yesterday we published the part one of the this series which is addresses happiness, finding it and maintaining it to last a life time. Below are five more easy steps to finding happiness that’s true.

1. You are not missing anything

People always say, “I will be happy when…” I’ll be happy when I go on vacation, when I get married, when I lose 10 pounds… Happiness comes from living in the moment. Happiness cannot be based on a future event. It will only make time pass without enjoying the now. By putting our happiness on hold until the future, we’re robbing ourselves of precious moments. It’s important to work toward goals to maintain happiness but also enjoying moments until then.

2. You are in control of your own happiness and your own thoughts

You can select your thoughts the same way you select your clothes for the day. Choose to be happy. Choose to push away negative energy. Choose to be happy rather than to suffer.

3. Your past does not define you

You can learn from your past experiences, but your mistakes do not define you. We’ve all made mistakes and bad decisions in the past. We are all human. We can take the lessons from those bad decisions and start a new future, starting with this moment.

Letting go gives you freedom. Your bad choices do not define who you are. It’s how we choose to deal with the negative things in our lives that make us who we are.

4. People like to be around happy people

Happiness and laughter are contagious. Even if I’m really stressed out, especially at work, I try to be positive and energetic because I know it will only bring others down if I am negative. People tend to dwell on the negative and bring others down. Your happiness could influence others.

Choose carefully whom you let into your life. Surround yourself with positive people who bring you up and only want the best for you and themselves.

5. You feel happy when you help others

Volunteering or even just helping out a friend can reduce stress and improve your mood. We all want to feel like we are caring for others and making a difference. Helping others will help your self-confidence, give you a sense of worth and make you feel included.

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