Happiness is a conscious state of the good life. It is a state that makes you feel that everything is worth it. Many thinkers of all ages have wanted to define it but a written consensus has never been reached but everyone knows how to feel it when the time comes. Happiness is within the branch of psychology as positive psychology, which is the one that is most dedicated to specifying what happiness is.

More than a state of mind, happiness is a state of well-being that includes living a good life, living in the present and giving meaning to everything that happens around us. Everything from full consciousness .

Being cheerful is good for your health

Being cheerful is good for your health because it can improve your physical health almost without you even realizing it. The feelings of positivity and life satisfaction improves cardiovascular health, immune system, inflammation is reduced, blood pressure is more controlled and hypertension is avoided among other things. Happiness is even directly related to a higher quality of life and longevity.

Achieving happiness is the goal of many people, but what they forget that happiness is not a goal, it is a path . It is enjoying the present, what we have and the people we have with us in our lives .

How to be happy

To be happy you must remember that it is not a goal, it is as we have commented, a path. It is not the result of being happy all the time, because this would not be real. Happiness also brings moments of discomfort and sadness, since only in that way will you be able to appreciate the best moments .

Genetic makeup, life circumstances, achievements, marital status, social relationships, even your neighbors all influence how happy you are. The same goes for your way of thinking or the feelings you have every day. Your happiness is under your control and only you are able to control it, being happy or not being happy is your choice. It’s that simple …

You allow yourself to be happy small pleasures, enjoy challenging activities, set and meet goals, enjoy the relationships interpersonal, find your purpose in life. Enjoy the present … it is not happiness per se that promotes your well-being, it is the search for it that is the secret .

How much money do you need to be happy?

They say that money does not bring happiness but it is a good part of it because it takes away your headaches when you have enough to live well. In this sense, money is important for happiness but only up to a point. Money takes away the worry of the basics of life: shelter, food, clothing.

But earning more money does not mean that you have more happiness or greater well-being. A person with a much higher salary than another does not necessarily mean that they are happier than a person who earns less money .

Signs of happy people

A person who is truly happy does not feel attached to material goods or vacations in style. He is a person who feels good about the little pleasures of life, such as petting a dog, sitting under a tree , enjoying a cup of coffee looking out the window while enjoying the morning sun …

There are some signs that can show that a person is happier than they even think right now:

    • Have fewer expectations
    • Is not spiteful
    • Does not feel the need to insult others
    • Likes to learn new things
    • Has humility and patience
    • Little annoyances are indifferent to him
    • I don’t worry about the past or the future
    • Take care
    • Smile and laugh easily
    • Has critical thinking
    • Is compassionate
    • Does not enter into toxic interpersonal games
    • Enjoy your solitude and also the company
    • Give and receive
    • Is always grateful
    • He is not stingy with his happiness
    • Share the good times
    • Enjoy healthy relationships
    • Is happy for the sake of other people
    • Has a stable and healthy support network
  • He has purposes in his life

As you can see, being happy is easier than you imagine, you just have to start enjoying the little things. Be aware that happiness is a path that you must appreciate and enjoy and without realizing it and with gratitude, happiness will be within you … because it is an attitude!

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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