Life is Full of Choices

Life Is Full Of Choices
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Life is full of choices… and I choose happiness!

Although partially influenced by “nature” and “nurture,” 40% of our happiness is within our control, says positive psychology, thus proving that happiness truly is a state of mind! Even the mere act of trying to be happy could reap you benefits by alleviating your mood and well-being.

Author of “You Can Choose to Be Happy,” Dr. Tom G. Stevens stated that happy people make an effort to be happy by making happiness among their top goals in life. They take advantage of opportunities to learn how to be happy by reprogramming their beliefs and values and learning good self-management skills, good interpersonal skills, and good career-related skills. He also added that choosing the kind of environment and the people we spend time with could increase our probability of happiness. “The persons who become the happiest and grow the most are those who also make truth and their own personal growth primary values.”

How we view the world also contributes to our happiness. Dr Daniel Friedland said that happy people have learned to approach difficult situations with questions like, “What may I learn from this?” Unpleasant situations are inevitable but they choose to control and focus their thoughts on what should really matter most to achieve the outcome they want. They avoid pessimism by seeking out the positive side of a problem or dire circumstance.

As the wise Dalai Lama has been quoted as saying, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

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