Happiness Is A Choice To Be Made Not To Be Chased

by | Jul 24, 2020 | Life

Happiness is something that can’t be put in words. It can only be felt from someone’s expression or a smile. Likewise, happiness is a signal of a kind and prosperous life. Moreover, happiness comes from within, and no one can steal it from you. When you feel well-being, joy, or content, that’s when you feel happy. When people are successful or safe, or lucky, they feel comfortable. Happiness is the state of emotional well-being and being content. Happiness is revealed through joyful moments and smiles. It is a desirable feeling that everybody wants to have at all times. Your state of happiness is swayed by conditions, triumphs, and other incidents. Happiness is a personal attribute that mirrors the state of mind. A relaxed state of mind is considered to be happy. The emotional state of happiness is a mixture of pleasure, comfort, gratitude, euphoria, and victory. 

How Happiness Is Achieved 

Happiness is achieved psychologically by having a peaceful state of mind. Happiness is also achieved through the realization of goals that are fixed by individuals. It’s known that happiness follows triumphs, and the outcome is the feeling of victory and fulfillment.  

To desire happiness in life, a person must prioritize himself first and have good self-perseverance. Staging on top of what makes you happy first, instead of putting other people first is a genuine quest for being joyful. In life, people give you a setback, and tagging them as a priority will reduce contentment for individuals. There is also the concept of self-love and self-acceptance. Loving and prioritizing oneself is the key to happiness because it will mean that it will not be challenging to put yourself first when making decisions. It is recommended that matters that give you a stressful state of mind should be eluded. 

Happy Family
Happy Family

Happiness is a personal decision that is characterized by the preferences made. A common phrase on happiness, “happiness is a choice,” is true and real because people choose to be happy. Circumstances cause happiness, and people have the liberty to select those circumstances and remain distant from those that give them unhappiness.

Happiness is also attained through the class of support systems that an individual has around him. Having family or friends that are supportive and loving will enable you to achieve happiness.  

Can Money Buy Happiness?

 Every day we see and meet individuals who look happy from the outside, but deep down, they are broken and sad. For the majority of society, money is the number one cause of happiness or grief. But this doesn’t seem right. Money can buy you food, luxurious house, healthy lifestyle servants, and many more facilities, but money can’t buy you happiness.

 Easy Ways to Be Smiling Each Day

Simple modifications to your daily habits will put you on the fast track to happiness. Below are easy, quick, and no-cost methods to indulge and effectively experience and spread joyfulness.

Smiling Girls
Smiling Girls

 Get Seven to Nine Hours of Sleep

Getting adequate sleep is a prerequisite for a happy, energetic, and productive day against a disturbing sleep, which can lead to reduced alertness and logic and general health issues such as obesity. 

 Wake Up 15 to 30 Minutes Early

Waking up 15 to 30 minutes early than your usual time will allow you to get a positive and enlightening commencement to your day. You’ll immediately see a difference in your outlook.


Starting your day with meditation also sets a positive intention, allowing you to detach from habitual thought barriers and keep you alert and active. Meditation also helps prevent stress and anxiety.


Accumulating things which are not required ultimately harms your mental, emotional, and physiological well-being. Once the clutter gets removed by spending a few minutes to remove the items collecting dust, your mood and happiness will effectively improve. 

Learn Something New

Learning something new boosts your well-being, builds your self-confidence, and keeps you sharp. Focusing on making progress every day puts us in a state of flow, which has been shown to foster happiness.

Learn Skateboarding
Learn Skateboarding

Walk It Out

Thirty minutes of walking a day help to adjust your nervous system, thus reducing anger and hostility. 

Disengage From Social Media

When you are too much into social media use, it harms your mental health. Instead, use that time productively by reading the news, playing a brain-boosting game, or listening to a fun or thought-provoking podcast. You’ll take real joy from the activity and, at the same time, become a better version of yourself without changing a thing.

 Perform A Random Act Of Kindness

Kindness is contagious. Giving back without expecting any reward is truly a win-win situation. The recipient, as well as the giver benefit. You feel better and happy, knowing you’ve positively impacted someone’s life.

Happy Friends
Happy Friends

 Surround Yourself With Happy People

Find the most positive and engaging people with whom to interact. This will motivate your level of happiness, sense of achievement, and even open new doors in your professional or personal life.

 Don’t Gossip

Just drive the focus away from the negative! Try to keep away those who always talk and spread negativity. 


Get into the routine of writing just 50-words at least three times a week about anything. Forming this simple daily habit builds a myriad of mental and emotional benefits. 

Happiness Journal
Happiness Journal

Practice Self-Care

Utilize the time each day to indulge in something that will get you joy and relaxation, such as listening to music, cooking a great dish, or reading a book. You’ll be surprised at how simple acts of self-care improve your mind, body, and soul.

 As you can now see, there are innumerable ways to shake up your day and get out of boring routines. So pick one, and let the fun and life begin! 


Happiness is a relevant emotion that influences how we live and feel daily. There are a lot of simple ways to achieve happiness. People have the freedom to choose happiness because any circumstances for life do not bound us. Factors that control happiness are those that contribute to emotional well-being. Physical well-being also affects happiness. Every individual finds happiness on their own because they know what makes them happy and what doesn’t. 

Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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