There’s a lot of talk about HAPPINESS these days… How to find happiness, the benefits of happiness, and what does it really mean to be HAPPY?I think we can all agree that even though TV commercials and movies tell us that success = happiness, it just isn’t the truth. No matter what lies we want to tell ourselves:• Once I finish school, I’ll be happy• When I get “that” job, I’ll be happy• Once I get married, I’ll be happy• When I am successful, I’ll be happyThe TRUTH is that SUCCESS DOES NOT EQUAL HAPPINESS.You can stand in line at the grocery store and read any celebrity magazine to prove that being beautiful, successful, or rich does not make you happy.So how do I find HAPPINESS?Step #1. Admit that your not going to find it in something you buy, do, or achieve.
These things may make you feel good for a little while but soon there is something else your going to be wanting. True happiness is found in the journey!Step #2. Make HAPPINESS a habit. Being happy is not some magical mystery, you have to train your brain to be happy. Experts say it takes 21 days to build a habit, start your habit today, choose something to help you focus on being happy and set a goal to do it for 21 days.Harvard studies proved this significantly can change your mindset to run on HAPPY.• Do something creative. Write. Paint. Compose the next song about being happy. Just do something fun and artistic.• Be thankful. Every day. And just don’t think it. Share with someone why you’re grateful.• High five someone. Tell them how awesome they are and let them know they are important, this can be through email, social media, or in person. By making someone else’s day it will make you happy!• Journal. Write down 3 things you are thankful for.• Surround yourself with happy people. It’s infectious.And so is this song: