How to Be Happy

You would think this would be easy, right?  But in all actuality, the number of unhappy people running around is fairly incredible.

Happiness is easy if you break it down…

                                          Happiness = Fulfillment


Fulfillment is achieved by realizing goals… but what goals?  Great question. There are 5 of them:

Emotional

Do not give other people control over your emotions. There are 7 billion people on this planet and you’re going to let one person reach into your chest and jerk your heart around?  Screw that.

Spiritual

Do not allow others to tell you what to believe.  Whether you admit it or not, you do know what is right and what is wrong, I don’t care how you were raised. *Disclaimer: unless you are mentally incapacitated* Spirituality provides understanding of both your own actions and the actions of others.

Physical

Your body is the vessel that holds your mind- how can you expect your mind to work properly if the thing carrying it is destroying itself?  Take care of your body.  It’s health affects everything else in your life… plus it’s the only one you get.

Social

Surround yourself with people who make you a better person. No matter who you want to be or why, you should only let people into your circle who both want to be there, and deserve to be there based on the way they treat you, and those you love… “If you can’t change the people in your circle; change the people in your circle.”

Intellectual

It’s never cool to be stupid.  Sure, for a brief moment in high school it was, but with real adulthood looming on the horizon, tell me where you’d rather be: a 30 year old janitor because you decided to skip class despite paying for tuition, or a 30 year old executive because you realized that not going to class meant you were wasting roughly $1,100 every class you missed? Hmm…

If that’s too difficult, I always say laughter is the best antidote for any rough situation.  I have a joke app on my phone which sends me new funny jokes/pictures twice a day… it’s fairly epic if I do say so myself.

If you can’t do that then….

*You can stop yourself from crying while cutting onions by chewing gum… and you can stop yourself from crying in any other situation by not being such a little wimp.”

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