The title is challenging. I like challenges 😉
Today on OiB I will discuss the secret to happiness. Being happy is the key to good health and a good health is vital to having a successful life. This could work the other way round too but this way happiness is always guaranteed.
These ways have brought me immense calmness and satisfaction which have in turn leaded me to feel complete and thus happy as well.
Lets start by the basic
- You don’t need anyone to be happy. Remember this notion to always succeed and feel good about the independence of life.
- You are more valued. Always keep your own advice above others while respecting and acknowledging theirs on the side as well.
- Be observant. Get more out of everything by paying attention to it closely.
It is easier than you think (really!)
Go with the flow
I recall when I had my huge suitcase back a few years ago, freshly graduated and ready to conquer the world a step at a time. I lended in Shanghai. I knew no one, and for anyone who has the chance to put a feet in China, you will know that it is such a chaos that even getting a taxi direction is a challenge in itself. How do you cope? You don’t. You just go with the flow. I learnt that the best asset is sometimes the simpliest: a friendly smile and the body language will do the rest (or not…).
I turned 27 a few weeks back, time to reflect. 4 years abroad, and more to come soon. Still loving it. Why? Cos I go with the flow, no matter what… and where!
It is Okay to do mistake, we all do. It is Okay to feel lazy, say “fu** the world” and stay all day on Netflix, scrolling over Vikings [Hello future potential husband ]. There are days I really doubt the overall purpose. What does the sentence say? “There is no better place than home”.
I still have my Spice Girls poster hanging around in my teenager room with my gameboy and sneakers. Sexy 😉
Happiness takes many forms and it takes more than 4 years to undiscover them all. I know for a fact that we do not need more stuff that we think. I explain. I came to Asia with a huge suitcase. At the time, I was allowed only 35kg, I reached way above. I left with 15-16kg and did not wear most of the clothes. It is an anecdoctic example, yet it shows you sometimes, less is more.
Live every moment
It is important to understand that no moment can ever come back hence I cherish each of them. It helps since I am rarely in a bad mood. Beeing angry doesnt help. It is as simple as 1+1 =2. Not rocket science!
I started OiB 8 months ago, it is growing faster than I expected, to my genuine and humble gratitude.
That was my first post here. I still recall how nervous I was when I first clicked on “publish” that day. It was a Sunday afternoon.
Finding a passion that turns into a hobby is all I wish you all. It gives a ordinary day a twist taste. A bit like when you order a blueberry cheese cake, and it comes with the vanilla ice cream. (Food analogy always help to get the point accross).
Keep creativity on the loose
Always keep making plans so that your creativity isn’t rusted or lost through the time and you feel proud of yourself. That is a true statement. Plus, accept your limitation. My big one? When I publish an article I have spent time and effort to prepare to only notice later some annoying typo mistakes, the french-english grammar mistake I can’t seem to eradicate once and for all.
As I say earlier, its Okay to do mistake. Keep going 😉
What helps is to always have new plans for yourself and pursue them as soon as it is possible to keep yourself from losing any energy and excitement altogether. I write an article every 3 days, 4 days if I feel lazy, 5 … hmmm Nop! Rule number 1 = consistency!.
Do what you thought you won’t ever be able to and do away with your fear of being unable to do something.
Simple. It does not have to be your entire salary. It actually does not have to be money. I gave blood last week, it took 1 hr. 1hr of my time save up to 3 lives. Think. I will repeat IN BOLD this time:
1 HOUR OF YOUR TIME SAVE UP TO 3 LIVES.
Think about 3 people you know besides your family, the guy sitting in front of you while you read OiB, the cashier at the Carrefour desk, her daughter or son. Think. Think again and simply go.
Volunteering is the best way to stay happy alone. It gives you inner satisfaction as you do new things without any expectation in return. This helps one rise above expectations and lifts you to stay elevated for your own self.
Hence these ways definitely make you better off alone while exercising, thinking positive, eliminating negative thoughts, valuing experiences more than things, accepting realities to work for them, pondering on your blessings, helping, sleeping well, focusing on life goals and your own strengths have been scientifically proven to bring about happiness for a longer time too.
NOTE: Thats a longer article than usual, I usually do not do too much of “me” time. Yet, I hope you enjoy this article, if it makes you smile just a little bit, it was worth every french mistake 😉
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