To cultivate happiness into our system, we may have to reset our baseline and train our brains to look out not just for the dangers but also for the pleasants. To do that, we need to intentionally plant the right seeds into our thought processes to create the right balance. However, it does take dedicated but delicate practices.
Here are ten simple and doable things we can do daily to cultivate the seeds of happiness:
1. Be thankful. Start your day by thanking God and counting your blessings.
2. Be positive. Not every hurdle is terrible. It could be an opportunity to something greater.
3. Be conciliatory; you don't have to fight and win every battle.
4. Be mindful when comparing yourself with others.
5. Be resilient when failing but humble when succeeding.
6. Be endeavoring to improve by making constant adjustments for growth.
7. Be affectionate to people who love you unconditionally and forgive those who do not.
8. Be considerate and not judge too quickly. Wrong does not always necessarily mean bad.
9. Be generous and kind even if others are not. See and do the positives.
10. Be prudence. Live within your means. If your output is more than your input, you will find yourself feeling kaput!
Striving to live a happy life doesn't mean throwing caution to the wind. It's all having the right balance. Don't negate your brain's primary function but be cautiously optimistic instead.
"Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." ― Abraham Lincoln
"Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything." - Paul of Tarsus
Fred Tokè aka Dr. Tokèmon