To be happy, is something that alot of us strive for in life. Being happy (at least to me) is more than just an emotion, its a feeling too. I feel like as people, we chase happiness in almost everything we can find. Relationships, material items and experiences. When true happiness can only really be felt within. Did you know that 3 out of the 4 main emotions we feel as humans are negative, and only one is positive? Happy, sad, afraid and angry. So it’s no wonder we find it hard to be happy all of the time.
In todays post, I want to explore happiness and being happy. And I really want to hear about your experience of happiness. Does it come and go? Are you happy all of the time? I can imagine we will all have very different thoughts on this topic!
IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE HAPPY ALL OF THE TIME
There seems to be this pressure to be happy with what we have, or happy with our current circumstances. All because whatever it is we are going through, isn’t as bad as the next person. Having this mindset can be so damaging to people. Just because your circumstance isn’t as ‘bad’ as someone else’s doesn’t mean you don’t get to feel upset about it or not happy.
We literally have everything going against us when it comes to happiness. Three of our 4 main emotions are negative. So it’s no wonder people find it hard to be happy all of the time. Don’t ever feel bad for not being happy as much as you think you should.
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HAPPINESS IS A TEMPORARY EMOTION FOR ME
Happiness to me, isn’t always a smile on my face. It comes with other emotions for me, and often those emotions don’t last very long. Feeling content, calm and having joy in my current circumstance is alot more important for me. It’s also important to mention here that I don’t feel happy all the time. But that doesn’t mean I am sad or upset. I think alot of the time we don’t have any emotions besides feeling fine. Then circumstances change, things happen and that affects our emotions.
For me happiness is a temporary emotion. I feel happy when I am around certain people, or doing certain things. But it’s not constant. And I don’t think thats a bad thing. How would I appreciate the good times if the good times are always there? There is nobody on this earth that can say they are happy 100% of the time. All of the other emotions we feel are normal, and valid too.
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WHAT BRINGS ME HAPPINESS
Happiness can come in so many different forms. Here are a few things that bring me happiness:
- My family – I really love spending time with my family. They are really the most important people to me.
- Animals – I am such an animal lover. Being around loving, sweet animals can make me happy on the hardest of days.
- Being in nature – Being surrounded by woods, grass and all of the elements really is the best feeling.
- Friends – I have some of the best friends in the world. Being around them and in their presence really is such a blessing.
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