“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Do as your would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” – Norman Vincent Pale.
An amazing practical principle of creating happiness is to practice “Love Yourself, Love Your Parents, Love Your Family, Love Nature and More”.
Another cool principle of creating happiness is to practicing happy thinking or thoughts and recite them morning and evening.
Some examples of happy thinking,
“Thank God for giving me a wonderful day”.
“A lot of thanks to God for giving me a wonderful family”.
“Almighty God thank you as I feel good physically, mentally and emotionally”.
“I am grateful to God for all I have”.
“I am thankful to God for giving me an amazing health”.
“I am happy for having such parents, family and friends”.
If you recite one or more these kind of sentences in every morning and evening, you will be amazed by the change of your mind as it will move towards happiness.
Why this happens? Study says that gratitude has been linked with happiness; psychologists have proven examples, the more grateful you are, the happier you are.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is gratitude?
The Harvard Medical School, which says that gratitude is:
“a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives … As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something larger than themselves as individuals – whether to other people, nature, or a higher power”
Psychiatry researchers, who define gratitude as:
“the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself and represents a general state of thankfulness and/or appreciation” (Sansone & Sansone, 2010).
Synonyms of gratitude are:
So, when you feel thankfulness to God for everything you have, when you praise people for their good work, when you recognise your teammates for good work, you feel happiness.
Another way to create happiness, is to think about your life as like as a child. Research says that, children and teenagers are happier than adults.
- Children live consciously or live at now: Kids don’t worry about the future what will be in next couple of weeks or not obsessed about the awkward or horrible days of previous years. They just live at present time. But we, the adults, maximum time never feel happy, because we feel obsessed about our past, why those things happened or something else and we feel insecure about future or worry about the things those may not happen.
- Children love what they do: They play games, because they love to play. They make fun because they enjoy it fullest. On the contrary, we, adults aren’t happy because we do things we don’t like, we don’t enjoy.
- Children love to have dreams and believes everything possible: Kids everything possible. When kid learns bi-cycling he/she fell to the ground many times. But he/she believes that it’s possible to learn; so he/she tries again and again.
Another way to create your own happiness is to get rid of worry and anxiety habits.