A couple of weeks ago I had a happiness coach in my show. We got talking and he asked me, ‘You always have a happy smile, and it is amazing how you keep it on always. It should be your job, right? Well I couldn’t disagree because yes I am lucky to be in a job which makes me happy. I am surrounded by people who make me happy. But having said that I very strongly feel happiness is a choice. I have heard a lot of people say they can only be happy when they get what they want. I have never really been able to comprehend that statement. Because if I had taken such a stand, perhaps I wouldn’t have been happy because I thought I was destined for something else, but radio just happened.
I accommodated myself to what life gave me. And thus I realized life was indeed giving me something which it thought was best for me!! That my friend is the key-“to believe that life is giving you the best”! Once you start believing that, happiness will find its way in to your life!
As I said happiness is always a choice.However it is OK to sometimes feel low. But always remember when the going gets tough, the tough gets going! I found a very interesting article on the internet.If you are feeling a bit low, here are a couple of questions you could ask yourself. They will give you an insight in to yourself and can help you get the pretty curve back on your lips!
- When you feel things are not going your way, halt for a while and think over the problem at hand and look for a way/solution to get it going the way you want. Trust me there is a solution to every problem in this universe!!
- It’s never too late to start over. If you weren’t happy with yesterday, try something different today. Don’t stay stuck. Do better.
- Are you happy to get up in the morning? -If you wake up feeling rested, you’re sleeping well, so you’re probably quite content with your life. If you routinely drag yourself out of bed after pressing the snooze button several times, and you still feel weighted down after a shower and a coffee, it’s time to assess your stress levels. Career and personal pressures can adversely impact your enjoyment of life and affect your happiness.
- Do you look forward to seeing your friends and family?-Your interpersonal relationships add a valuable dimension to your life. Get together with people whose company you enjoy. If they challenge you intellectually, make you laugh and accept you just the way you are, you’ll feel happier.
- Are you only happy when you buy something? -Tying your overall happiness to material goods is not healthy. Too many people associate happiness with a new car or a dream vacation. Be careful about thinking that such acquisitions bring contentment with them. Don’t fall into that trap.
- Are you healthy? -Although it’s often overlooked, one’s health is intimately tied in with one’s happiness. Often, it’s only when one encounters others who are suffering from health issues that one gains perspective. When you focus on what’s going right in your life, you’ll feel more contented
- Quit blaming other people for impeding your happiness. Stop complaining that circumstances are conspiring against you. Being bitter, wallowing in self-pity and pointing fingers at others won’t help you feel happier. Take control and accept responsibility for your own happiness.
- Forget about comparing your happiness to other people’s experiences and attitudes. We’re all different. Find out what makes you happy and go after it. Look for enjoyment in the little things in life. Be thankful for what you have.
- On a lighter note Did you know that there is a happiness Island in Abudhabi? It’s not exactly new as such. It was a private island that has now become a resort. This new beach destination, Happiness Island Resort, is situated two minutes from Saadiyat jetty on a speed boat. It’s not enormous, but it has 26 glamorous two-bedroom villas, known as Houses of Happiness. It’s a perfect city escape. (Source: Time Out)
And always remember “the key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go”