And yes, the year is wrapping up and among the many interesting things I’ve gotten to archieve this year (I’m particularly exicted for Geleyi above all), one big improvement has been in my level of happiness.
It is true. Being happy is easier if you live in the moment. Unfortunately, we live in a society that forces us to ignore what we have, and set our desires to the “outside”. I’m glad, I’m finding happiness.
And to quote a recent article by Inc. ( with some of my own commentary)
To be happy you need:
1. Start each day with expectation.
Every day, I look forward to something, no matter how minute, I can archieve. There sure is a lot of fufuilment in setting a goal and arhceiving it.
2. Take time to plan and prioritize.
3. Be generous.
And it’s not just about giving money, or material things. Giving time, giving love, sharing. When you give, you recieve.
4. Deflect partisan conversations.
Very often, I argue about religion, politics, or the like. After going over several over and over, it’s clear there is no “one” right answer. My new plan towards being a happier person, deflect them, or as much as possible, avoid it.
5. Assume people have good intentions.
Give them the benefit to prove otherwise.
6. Eat good food, slowly.
7. Turn off the “News”
I’m not sure if you’ve figure, but the news is very, very depressing. The talk about someone dying there, another being kidnapped — as if it’s only bad things that happens in the world. Nope. Not me, if it’s very important I will know somehow.
9. End each day with gratitude.