Simple Happiness, Something Everyone Can Have

What do we all pursue a life worth living for? What are we all collectively aiming towards? We want to find some kind of meaningful happiness. There are many different levels of happiness, but the type we all want and work extremely hard for is meaningful. It has to be caused by something we achieve, something we attain through hard work and know that it's worth the struggle for. We want success, we want to be financially free, we want to have a successful family life and hold onto friends that love us for who we are. All of this is achieved after decades of life. So in the meantime, can we find some kind of simple happiness? Stopping to smell the roses is a cliche, but sometimes, it makes perfect sense.

Steer clear of negativity

It’s not always your circumstances that make you upset, but rather the company you’re around. Some people just have a lot of negativity around them. Narcissism is being talked about across society. This complex psychological issue is on the rise, with studies showing there is less understanding in society and more people with narcissistic personalities. Perhaps you have people in your life who judge you for how you dress, what political views you hold, your diet and even small petty things like your hairstyle. Commonly, you will try to reason with people that display narcissistic tendencies, but you have to understand, it's not you. They have a disorder within their own personality, it's effects are felt but you have almost no way of reasoning with them. If you feel less confident and increasingly angry by being around such toxic people, you need to cut them out of your life.

Be yourself, be honest

If we’re honest with ourselves, we lie about something at least once every day. Whether it's at work, among friends and even to our family. One of the things we tend to lie about is our personality. Peer pressure is a real force that pushes the honesty in us down into a dark pit. When you’re not being honest about who you are, you will always feel as if you’re not who you really want to be. At first, it might not have much of an effect because you’re being who you really want to be behind closed doors. Whether it's music you like, clothing styles, politics or even sexual preferences, you will be honest with yourself when no one is around to judge you. But eventually, you will feel sad and dejected. It's time to be who you really are and not be afraid of other people’s opinion about you.

Simple soothing chords

Certain types of music are calming. Classic music is high on the list of most effective, but a little known humble instrument is just as good. If you know how to play ukulele, you could become happier and less stressed studies have shown. It's incredibly fun to play, and you can learn how to play your first song in less than 3 minutes. It's simple yet very soothing, which helps to calm down after a busy day.

Continue to aim high for your ultimate happiness. On the other hand, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses, often the simplest changes to your life are the best.

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