You’ve seen people stay positive and happy while going through tragic situations. It’s through my own experience I learned happiness is a state of mind.

I mean if you’re like me you have wondered how people can be happy despite everything that’s happening to them and those they love?

And it comes down to that you can choose to be happy.

If your headspace if filled with negative thoughts all the time, you’ll be hard-pressed to be happy. If however, you choose to have positive thoughts then happiness is much easier to be found.

Ask yourself, how you too can be happy, no matter what situation your life is in right now?!

There are a few things I want to share with you that I hope you find helpful!

Take Control

If something is making you unhappy and you have the power to change it. Do it now. Don’t give it more time to drag you down. Start taking action to address the issue and fix it.

If you’re unhappy with a situation or a person and you have no way to change it, ask yourself if you really need it in your life. Sometimes you have to let go in order to be happy.

Find a Solution

If there’s a problem, there is a solution. You may not have the power to fix the problem, but someone does. Find the solution and implement it. Remember, sometimes the solution is acceptance. This is especially true if the real solution requires someone else to accomplish it. Accept that you need help and ask for it. Your happiness is worth it.

Don’t Fake It

There is this thought that fake it till you make it can lead you to a better life, and while some of that may be true, it’s never a good idea to hide your true feelings and fake happiness. Being happy doesn’t mean you’re void of other emotions. It means being content and in charge of as much of your life as possible.

Live Without Expectations

One of the biggest killers of happiness is expectations. When you make decisions and do things without expecting something in return, you give yourself the freedom to make choices based on what you want rather than what others say you should want. You take control of your decisions. You reduce the chances of feeling anger or disappointment in the expected outcome. You allow yourself to live in the moment and enjoy life.

If you’re still not convinced, look around the world. You’ll see many people who have much less than you and yet are still happy. It may seem they have no real reason to be happy and yet they are. You too can be happy. You just need to establish that happiness is a state of mind.

This Finding your Happiness Journal is a place for you to write about the things in life that bring you joy and happiness. Use the quotes throughout the journal for inspiration.

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

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