We all want to be happy

joy flowerMany people think that if they work hard, they will be successful, and then they will be happy. However, success is not only indefinable for most people, but its goalposts keep shifting. We always want a bigger home, a nicer car, a more important title. And so, because most people don’t ever achieve ‘success’, they don’t reach happiness. The simple truth is that it works the other way round. We start by being happy. When we’re happy, we are more focused and productive, and success is the by-product of our happiness.

Happiness comes from living well

happiness candleThe funny thing about happiness is that it cannot be pursued as an end in itself. If you try, it will elude you. Happiness is the by-product of being a person worth being, and living a life worth living.

The question to ask is not how we can be happy, but who we want to be and how we want to live. Then we don’t have to seek happiness. We will naturally be happy.

We can learn happiness skills

happiness vaseModern research is discovering that happiness is a skill that can be learnt and practised. We can cultivate thoughts and actions that consistently result in being happy.

Here at Joyful Days we examine what the research says, and distill the findings into simple explanations and practical tips.

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