It is true that people usually have goals and one objective in their lives (universal): to be happy. In reality, there is no single and non-transferable guide to being happy, in fact, each life is a different way of living and therefore, each person will find in their life different ways of being happy. Maybe what makes me happy won’t make you happy … or vice versa. Life is like that, and happiness is not a goal, it is a path!

Many people believe that money will make them happier because that same money will allow them to earn material things that will make them feel better. Although it is true that in this life things are paid for with money and it is necessary to survive, happiness goes much further than having or not having money. Having money is necessary and you have to work to get it, until then we all agree! But in reality, having more money will not make you any happier. Happiness is a much deeper state found within your being.

Happiness can be cultivated in various ways. In addition to adding happiness-inducing elements to your lifestyle, you can also work on your habitual thought patterns, and much more. You have to explore the current state of your life in order to evaluate your true happiness and find the way that helps you enjoy it.

Evaluate your life: Does your lifestyle make you happy?

Positive psychology experts, those who study human happiness and the factors that contribute to it, have identified several key areas of life that seem to be more related to personal happiness. While it is not absolute given that dissatisfaction in one or three areas of life will lead to personal unhappiness or that satisfaction in most areas will automatically lead to happiness, there is a correlation: if you are more satisfied with these areas of your life, you will tend to be happier overall. 

So what are the things in life that correlate with personal happiness? Some of them are the things you expect: money, friends, health, living conditions … But others are things that you cannot think about in your daily life: the place where you live, your way of thinking, your social skills and the meaning of the meaning of life.

Lifestyle, however, is only one part of the happiness equation. Your attitude towards life and the things that happen to you each day can also greatly affect your overall level of happiness and satisfaction with life. 

Evaluate your attitude: Do your thoughts make you happy?

The characteristics of your lifestyle will have a great impact on your personal happiness levels, but an important part of the equation is one’s attitude towards life. It’s probably no secret that optimists tend to be happier people, but they may not realize that there is more to optimism than “putting on a happy face or” looking on the bright side. “

There are specific characteristics of optimistic people like their pleasantly distorted thought forms , which give optimists more success, better health, greater life satisfaction, and other things on a regular basis. Cultivating the mind of an optimist can not only mean cultivating happiness, regardless of your circumstance, but it can also bring more things into your life to make you feel happy.

As if that were not enough, optimism helps you control your internal emotional state, making you happy in more moments of life. In short, they tend to believe that they are the masters of their destiny, and not the victims of circumstance. If they see that there are stressful circumstances in their life, they will look for effective solutions instead of feeling defeated by the adverse circumstances that they have had to live. 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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