Most of us believe that happiness is an event. However, it is more a state of mind. It isn’t based on how much you have, how much you achieve, or how many degrees you have.
It’s a state of mind that is always with you at the choosing. While it is very difficult to be jolly all the time, you can create little pieces of happy throughout your day and throughout your life.
In order for you to be content, there is not one thing you need to do or one thing you need to have. Creating your own peacefulness in life, means to simply choose it. It's a choice and it's there waiting for you.
Start off by making a conscious choice to feel happy. Remember when you last felt giddy, or felt like you were on cloud nine? Recall those memories...what it feels like, what it looks like, and how you were walking on air. Then, focus on those events and times when you felt blissfully blessed.
Recall those memories, feel them, remember how you felt and feel it again in this moment.
By recalling fond memories in a moment where you are angry is a great way to pull you out of a dark place. However, this works best when you find yourself angry for too long. If you are angry for too long, it's best to sit with yourself or remove yourself from your house and go for a walk.
Sit quietly or walk while clearing the clutter of your mind. Recall a time when you were truly satisfied and blissful. Hold onto that and let the current situation dissipate knowing that this too shall pass.
Smiling and laughing, according to some research is good for your health. Apparently, endorphins are released when you smile and laugh. So go ahead and have a belly laugh and a good chuckle and smile even though you may not really feel like it at the moment. It will do your body and your mind a world of good.
Look for things in every situation to be grateful for even if it is a major change. If you have left your job, look at it as an opportunity to start anew. If something has broken down, seek to see if the new repair will enhance your home and make it more valuable regardless of the fact that you may spend a few dollars now; you may make your home more saleable.
If you are at odds in a relationship, see where you can take responsibility and what you can learn from it for future relationships.
Look for the slightest of things in the mundane and every day such as a flower, running water, your dog jumping all over you. Anything that can make you smile is worth thinking about because in the end, it will help you to create a little joy in your everyday life. And, a little joy goes a long way.