Monday, October 8, 2012

How To Be Happy Right Now

This article is not just about how to find happiness but also about how to shift perspective on what exactly happiness is. It's not fool proof, but works for about 90% of the people who approach the process with the right attitude. Plus it only takes a few minutes.

First, are you happy right now? If not, say aloud exactly why in very concrete terms. Now let's reevaluate with a few other questions and check to see if your reason for unhappiness falls into one of the following categories:

1) Is it really a reason you are unhappy right now? or is it a reason you used to be unhappy? Is it something that happened in the past? Answer honestly to yourself, is it still happening right now? If it is not happening, then why is it making you unhappy?

2) Is it a reason you might be unhappy in the future? If it is only part of your own negative self-talk, and really does not exist yet, how can it make you unhappy?

The point of this is to clarify that for most people, most of the time, nothing is wrong and there is no need for unhappiness. When this is realized, many people are able to almost immediately realize that despite what has happened before or may happen in the future, they really are happy right now.

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