Even world-renowned psychologists, philosophers and thinkers have found one thing in common when it comes to defining “Happiness”.
They all agree that happiness is an elusive state of mind and it is very difficult to pin it down to one particular reason or a cause.
We have listed some of the easy techniques and happy thoughts to keep your sad thoughts at bay and make your day as happy and euphoric as possible.
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Happy Thoughts To Make You Happy At All Times
It is not easy to have happy thoughts especially when you are sad. Thoughts come randomly. We don’t have control over our thoughts.
But we do have control over our thinking. We can stop random thoughts at any time.
- The first thing to do when you are sad is to think about the things that you have and which you are grateful for. By doing this your mind feels pleasant.
- List out the things that you have, that you have taken for granted and write it down.
- You can even have a five-minute journal where you can write about all the things that you are grateful for.
- It can be your money, your job, your relationship, your vehicles like your car, motorcycle, gadgets like phone, and laptop.
- So whenever you are depressed to do this exercise. Happiness is not a feeling or an emotion. It’s an attitude.
♦ Do what you are good at
This means you may have many skills or talents. Some person will be good at dancing and some singing, others writing or so.
Every person in this world is talented and has God-given skills. So, instead of feeling lonely, engage yourself in meaningful activities.
At least have one person in your life to which you can share your feelings with.
♦ Spend time with people
When you are sad, you always want to be alone. But do the opposite. Go and talk to someone. But you can choose one person at least and share your worries with them.
If that person is far away from you make a call and tell them that you are not feeling well. Tell them that you are feeling lonely and depressed.
Whatever baggage you have in your mind and heart, it’s time to spell it out so that you feel light at once.
What is the use of having so many friends on Facebook and Instagram but no one to share your feelings in real life? Think about this.
Whom are you trying to fool; you are fooling yourself. Have one person in your life where you can share almost anything and everything on a daily basis.
Let the other person know how you feel.
♦ Money is good
Money makes or breaks many things in life. With money, you can buy anything you want. But you can’t buy happiness. But you can spend doing things that make you feel happy.
You can buy a self-help book if you love to read or else you can go for a vacation out of the city with your friends or family.
You can register in courses; cooking classes or baking classes or speaking class or personality development programs. Make a way to spend your time and energy.
♦ Give more
Be a giver than a receiver. You can give as much as you want for others. Not only money or gift, but you can also give love, kindness, and happiness too. It is available in abundance.
Know that you have all these in abundance.
♦ Know the abundance of love, happiness, and kindness
Abundance means you have more than you need. It means more than you require and in excess. What is that you have in excess?
What do you have in abundance? Today we have an abundance of stress, fear, anger, and insecurity more than love, happiness, and kindness.
Why is that we all give more importance to negative things in life than positive things? Think about it at length.
♦ Have a clear state of mind
It is up to you to pick and choose what you want. Have you ever heard of two tigers in the forest saying, hey buddy are you stressed?
No, so why do we do it? Some people worry that they don’t have a partner.
But, when they actually get one they want to get rid of them somehow. Then they won’t have kids. When they have kids, they are hell-bent over that issue too.
So what is that one really wants? The answer is they don’t know.
♦ Unlimited happiness
Remember, basically you are unhappy and dissatisfied anyway because you want to remain like that. How to cultivate the thought process of positive thinking?
If someone is not stressed we think that they are not busy in life. There is a huge load of love and kindness waiting to be tapped because when you give share love with others, you want some back.
Why? I have given love, I want some back. I have given happiness, I want some back. You give all that you have and you also expect others to reciprocate the same.
How come? One word to describe this act of ours-Hypocrisy
♦ Think, think and think
Somebody is nice to you 99 times but they are not nice to you once. What happens to you? You remember that one odd behavior. You multiply that and tell the whole world about that.
We are such liars and it’s fashionable to walk around remarking no one is good to me. For example: take your spouse, 99 times they are good for you.
At times when something goes wrong, you try to create a scene about it. Think about the big smile you give when your mother-in-law is visiting.
There is a great amount of good stuff which we do not tap into. Why? Can you think of the reason? Fear. It makes you look weak because the human race is judged by how aggressive they can be.
♦ No expectations
We are afraid to show our love kindness and happiness because we believe it will make us look so vulnerable. Makes us look so weak.
First, we have to make ourselves strong enough not to let others hurt us. You give love. If you don’t get it back you feel hurt. Why? Why is it so difficult to let go of expectations?
Because no one is there to give it in abundance and no one is there to receive it in abundance and this is what really happens with our children too.
Parents shower their love on the child and try to protect the child at all times. So coming back to this why are we so scared to tap into? Why do we feel vulnerable?
Because we are conditioned to act like this from birth. If we try, we can change ourselves for good.
Happy Thoughts That Make You Laugh Away Your Worries
♦ Read/Share Jokes
It is very important to read jokes or light-hearted articles when you are sad or feeling down. This will change your mood instantly.
It is also important to see everything from a wacky and funny point of view if you cannot change the situation on hand.
If you can’t see things funny, life will crush you. Here are some of the other things you should know in order to be happy. Know that the difficulties will pass, life will go on
♦ Know that the difficulties will pass, life will go on
Know that every difficulty shall pass. Happiness is a choice one makes. You can choose to be happy. Life is an emotional journey. It will not be in the same state.
We will experience different kinds of emotions. The state of mind is always in flux. It will not be steady and it is common for all of us. When you are down with sad thoughts know that this too shall pass.
♦ Know that Good thing will happen
Life will not be 100 percent the way we want it. We will always have ups and downs in life including you and me. There will be trials and tests in life.
There will be days when we are down and depressed. But nothing is permanent. Our life itself is temporary on this earth. Not all days are stressful; only some days become stressful.
So know that bright day are many and sad days are few. We will experience both bright and sad days. By having positive thoughts you can overcome negative feelings or situations.
♦ Know that everything happens for a reason
Know that everything happens for a reason. We may not see the wisdom behind it but know it is good.
Whatever happens, is for good. When you are sad, you think about that again and again. Instead, stop your thinking process and list out all the things that you are grateful for.
By being grateful, it improves your psychological and physical health. It gives you peaceful sleep.
Time is the only thing that heals. We always have a problem in life. When has it been a smooth day in and day out? We always have some problem. All human beings have a problem.
By seeing them externally you will not know what the problem is. If you were in their shoes you may even go mad. So know that everyone fights their own battle. When you are sad you feel like a victim.
When you feel you are no longer a victim, you will feel that life is more meaningful and all the experiences you had in your life are just lessons.
Beautiful Thoughts That Make You Feel Young At Heart
Remember, it is better to change ourselves rather than depend on others to change our perspective. We have listed some tips for you to stay young at hearts.
♦ You can always change how you look at things
You can always change the perspective of life. Happy thoughts will make you feel very young. We are talking about perspective here.
You can always have a clear state of mind even in difficult situations. If you change the way you look at things, then life will change for good.
♦ Other people may not have the same character as you
But know that all are just like you. They want their life to be happy. They too love their families, people, and their friends. See others just like how you see yourself. They too have problems.
We are all at the same level when it comes to life. Nobody is big or small. From the outside, everything may appear to be perfect.
But you don’t know what difficulties one goes through just by looking at them.
♦ Don’t react mechanically to all situations
This is the biggest mistake that we do in our life. We try to fix the whole world without any thinking. But we fail to fix ourselves.
We always want others to change. You must go with the flow totally untouched by problems that happen in the outside world.
Happy Thoughts To Tune Yourself For Good Thoughts
Just like the antenna for a T.V set, for the humans, it is their mind. Act wisely and tune away all the negative emotions at will. All it takes is perseverance and patience.
1. Keep in mind that when one door closes another door opens simultaneously. When you truly want something in your life, it will happen definitely. It will happen if you are thirsty enough to see through the task to its logical conclusion. All it takes is time and patience.
2. Time heals and changes everything. For example, there is a girl who is depressed and doesn’t want to work or don’t want to divert herself but after some time when she truly starts to look for work she may even get two jobs and she can manage to do both the jobs without any fuss. All it took was time.
3. Bear in mind, it may sound difficult when you try to change a habit but if you try with belief and patience, everything is possible.
4. Never ever give up. Keep trying and keep on trying.
Positive Thoughts To Avoid Negative Emotions
It is very important to understand the negativity in life so that you can get rid of it and enjoy life.
Let us start with the fundamental question.
What is Negativity?
We all keep saying negative energy, negative people, and negative situations when we encounter difficulties in life. Where does it come from?
Negativity does not arise from any external source but it comes from inside. The way you perceive something. You may perceive something in a positive way or in a negative way.
Overall, if you say everything or anything is negative around you, you are telling the whole world that you are negative in your thoughts and nothing else.
- Why are we so negative in our perception? Because we are conditioned from our childhood like that. It is not easy to change the way we think overnight but it is definitely possible when we persist in our efforts over a period of time.
- So when you are negative, know that it is no one to blame except you. If you crush an orange what do you get? Do you get apple juice or pineapple juice? So if you get angry with people around you, it shows that it is anger that you have in abundance inside. You can’t give something that you don’t have.
- All negativity in your life is actually yours. It is high time you stop blaming friends, family or any situation. You say everything is going wrong.
- Remember, it is just not going your way right now. So, whatever happens, is perfect and be patient
- Imagine there is a running race, someone has to win and someone has to lose. Know that you could not have come first if you are running alone. The winner needs a loser as much as the loser needs a winner.
- In life, winner and loser both are equally important. If you claim you are a leader and nobody is there to follow you, then how can you say that you are a leader?
- The leader only exists when there are people to follow. Doctors only exist when there are patients to take care of. Am I right?
- There is a natural balance in life, both positive as well as negative. If something happens you perceive it as negative or positive.
- Stop perceiving things to be negative. How can you change your perceptions? By knowing that nothing in this world is perfect.
Take life as it is and move with the flow.
Happy Thoughts To Get Rid Of Fear In Life
♦ Know that things could have been worse
For example, if you break your leg, be happy that you didn’t break your head. We always think about only bad things that happen to us.
We live either in the past worrying about it or think about the future and lose the present.
♦ Fear is our greatest enemy
We tend to overlook little happy things in life and rather attach too much importance to events beyond our control.
There are certain things in life that are bound to happen and nobody can do anything about it. So, carry a big smile and move forward with confidence.
♦ Why do we work hard?
We all need money but to what extent is the million-dollar question. It is very much necessary to earn money based on our own standard of living and not on our neighbor’s way of life.
♦ Can we not be just normal?
Keep in mind that “Fear is lack of faith in ourselves” and nothing more or less.
♦ Forget the consequences
At times, religious perception creates an unlikely fear in our minds by proclaiming that if you do this, you go to hell or heaven.
It’s always about fear. There is a simple antidote for fear. Believe wholeheartedly that there is a positive energy that is equally strong and equally powerful.
Believe that you are the child of this universe, then it is the duty of this universe to protect you.
♦ There is a lesson behind everything that happens
Know that everything happens for a reason. You can choose to be happy. Swap every negative thought with a positive thought.
With constant practice and expert guidance, you can tune your brain to think positively at all times irrespective of challenges you face in life.
♦ Choose wisely
Happiness and unhappiness both are two sides of the same coin. So, act wisely and timely.
Happy Quotes On Happiness
Take a look at some of the quotes on happiness that can help you to make any day of your life as happy as possible.
♥ “Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy”.
♥ “There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard”.
♥ “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life”.
♥ “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions”.
♥ “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness”.
♥ “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own”.
♥ “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness”.
♥ “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success”.
♥ “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind”.
♥ “A smile is a happiness you’ll find right under your nose”.
♥ “The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage”.
Happy Thoughts That Cheer Your Mood
Avoid being gloomy and from that moment everything will change positively for sure. Fake a smile every now and then and there is nothing wrong in it.
Beautiful Thoughts For Happy Living
Remember, it is easy to change one’s perception about life when he is ready to change his way of thinking unconditionally.
In other words, beautiful thoughts can have a tremendous positive effect in all our lives amidst the chaotic city life filled with mundane activities.
Some beautiful thoughts by great personalities to ponder
♥ “Happiness is what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony”. – Mahatma Gandhi
♥ “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless”. – Mother Teresa
♥ “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. – Lao Tzu
♥ “Nature your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes”. – Benjamin Disraeli
♥ “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will”. – Vince Lombardi
♥ “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared”. – Buddha
♥ “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy”. – Thich Nhat Hanh
♥ “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions”. – Dalai Lama
♥ “Happiness is a state of activity”. – Aristotle
♥ “Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don’t even remember leaving open”. – Rose Lane
Positive Thoughts For Students
We have listed some of the most thought-provoking tips from the lives of great people, for the student community in general, who have made a world of difference with their way of living, thinking and most importantly with the never give up attitude.
♦ Be Strong
It is very much important to stay not only active but also to stay strong. Remember, it is not possible for anyone to cause you any trouble unless you allow them to do so.
♦ Be Sincere and Positive
For students at large, no matter whatever you do in your life be sincere in your approach. It is better to avoid people who speak negatively in the name of conditioning and demoralizing people can have profound effects on our life at various stages of life.
♦ Cultivate Good Friendship
It is absolutely important to keep the company of good like-minded friends with you at all times, right from school till you finish your graduation. A good friend never betrays you even when the going gets tough.
♦ Never Give Up
Remember, great people have achieved great things in life not because they were born great, but by their continuous efforts in performing even small tasks with sincerity and humility.
♦ Bear in Mind, Nobody is perfect
Even the great Mahatma of India, Gandhi has once admitted that he too makes mistakes but he has the courage to openly admit that mistake without giving any excuse. So, friends never ponder too much on your faults but focus consistently on your thinking and positive attitude.
The Last Line:
Life is never easy with its constant ups and downs. It is easy to give up but giving up is a sign of weakness.
Are you going to remain weak?