Every second of everyday for me.
Make no mistake, happiness is a choice…
But there are medical reasons why some people would have a harder time being happy consistently.
It’s not about your life or status or any of those things. People who have it terrible can be happy, and the same is true the opposite way with people who “have it good”.
Just know that the longer you are depressed, things get damaged in your brain….medical things that help you be happy. You want those things in your brain.
Some of us are also born with medical crap that puts us in worse shape for “being happy”, so it’s easy to see how some people can just be depressed all the time.
I’d be lying if I said I’ve never gotten flak about being too depressing or gloomy before….I have been.
It’s definitely a struggle to “see the good” for me.
Some of it is self-induced and we are creatures of habit….
But just know that it’s a multitude of things that cause any of us to be unhappy…
So just because some of us might be predisposed to being unhappy more than others, that doesn’t mean we have to shoot ourselves in the foot more by falling into bad habits.
It tricks your brain into being happy.
Start there and then try and make conscious decisions about being happy.
Don’t make excuses for being unhappy, because everyone has millions of reasons to be unhappy….sure some people more than others….but even in the worse times, being happy is not impossible.
People gravitate towards happy people too, and it’s infectious. So approach situations positively….accept any mistakes you may have done aswell as what might be unchangeable by you specifically….then be happy for the reasons that make you happy.
My girlfriend Gabi makes me happy, and my small amount of time with her each week definitely makes my life that much better and gives me the positive energy I need to get through another week.
Some other ways to get happier….
Make sure you are well nourished and not hungry all the time. Eat healthier foods. Working too hard and not eating always puts me in a bad mood and changes my outlook on everything.
Get your blood flowing early in the day.
Take a walk or a hike, get your whole body moving. Your body and mind are one and when you prepare it for a day by activating it, it’ll respond much better to what you throw at it.
Just laugh at things. Laugh at things that scare you, upset you, or make you uncomfortable. Realize the ridiculousness of it all and know that there is humor even in the worst of situations. Don’t take everything too seriously….that’s a lot of pressure on your mind.
Find the balance between being slightly anxious and relaxed, your mind and body will perform better than being too anxious and worried or too relaxed mentally.
That’s all I’ve got.
I am sure plenty of people envy people who’s happiness comes naturally…but let’s face it…
There’s probably a bigger majority of unhappy people in the world, or at least and equal amount.
Modern society, preservatives and chemicals in foods, and poor upbringings have hindered a lot of us, but in the end, choosing and making efforts to be happy is way better than giving up.
the waiter at olive garden has been grating my cheese for 6 hours now waiting for me to say when. customers are screaming. three people have died. I will not yield.