How to Be Genuinely Happy. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing insight on how to be genuinely happy. Life isn’t the sweetest candy. Sometimes, when I feel like the world is too heavy, I look around and find people who continue to live fascinating and wonderful lives. And then thoughts pop into my mind like bubbles from nowhere – “How did their life become so adorably sweet? How can they still laugh and play around despite a busy, stressful life?” Then I paused and observed for a while… I figured out that maybe they will start working on a place called “self”.
So, how does one become genuinely happy?
How To Be Genuinely Happy
My theology professor once said that “loving means accepting.” To love oneself means to accept that you are not a perfect being, but behind the imperfections must lie a great ounce of courage to discover ways to improve your repertoire to recover from your mistakes.
Genuine happiness also pertains to contentment. When you are contented with the job you have, the way you look, with your family, your friends, the place you live in, your car, and all the things you now have – indeed, you know the answer to the question “how to be genuinely happy.”
When we discover a small start somewhere from within, that small start will eventually lead to something else and something else. But if you keep questioning life lit, it has never done you any good. You will never be able to find genuine happiness.
I believe life is about finding out about right and wrong, trying and failing, and winning and losing. These are things that happen as often as you inhale and exhale. Failure in a person’s life has become as abundant and necessary as air. But this should not hinder us from becoming happy.
How To Be Genuinely Happy In Spite All These?
I tell you… every time you exert effort to improve the quality of life and your being, whether it is cleaning up your room, helping a friend, taking care of your sick dog, failing on board exams and trying again, life gives you equivalent points for that.
Imagine life as a giant scoreboard like those used in the Olympics. Every time you take a step forward, you make scoring points. Wouldn’t it be nice to look at that board at the end of each game and think to yourself, “Whew! I got the point today. I’m glad I gave it a shot.”, instead of looking at it all blank murmur “Geez, I didn’t even hit a score today. I wish I had the guts to try out. We could have won!” and then walk away.
Genuine happiness isn’t about driving the hottest Formula 1 car, getting the employee of the year award, earning the highest 13th-month pay, or beating the sales quota. Sometimes, the most sought-after prizes in life don’t always go to the fastest, the strongest, the bravest or not even the best.
So, how do you become genuinely happy?
Everyone has his definition of “happiness”.
Happiness for a writer may mean launching as many bestselling books as possible. Happiness for a basketball rookie may mean getting the rookie of the year award. Happiness for a beggar may mean a lot of money. Happiness for a businessman may mean success.
So, now, how do we become genuinely happy?
You don’t have to have the best things in this world. It’s about doing and making the best out of every single thing. When you find yourself smiling at your own mistake and telling yourself, “Oh, I’ll do better next time”, you carry a flame of solid willpower to persevere that may spread out like a brush fire. You possess a willingness to stand up again and try – that will make you a genuinely happy person.
When you learn to accept yourself and your faults, you will be taken as long as you know how to get others. For as long as you love and know how to love, you will receive love ten folds back.
Again, throw me that same question “how do you become genuinely happy?”. I’ll refer you to a friend who strongly quoted- “Most of us know that laughter is the best medicine to life’s aches and pain. But most of us don’t know that the best kind of laughter is laughter over self. Coz then you don’t just become happy; you become free.”
I hope you enjoyed that.
I totally agree with you! The key to genuine happiness is loving ourselves and accepting that we don’t have to be perfect or be the best. We just have to learn to love both the good and the bad.
It’s good to try and work on being happy. I try my best right now on this. Thank you for sharing!
So many great tips!! Someone also once told my happiness is an emotion, joy is a choice. I thought that was so smart!
It is true, we all have different definitions of happiness. And I think we all make our own happiness; it really depends on what you want in life but to also be happy with what is possible
Great posts, it definitely does feel like a lot of people are having issues with this lately due to everything that is going on. Will pass this onto a few people.
“Most of us know that laughter is the best medicine to life’s aches and pain. But most of us don’t know that the best kind of laughter is laughter over self. Coz then you don’t just become happy; you become free.” This is me, for real. I realised laughing just frees me like a bird that had been caged all it’s life.
Happiness is when you do the things you love and you focus on what’s important in your life. Thank you for this great reminder.
I believe that happiness comes naturally when we accept and love ourselves. Happiness starts within us.
This was a fantastic read. Being genuinely happy is far different from what we so often mistake for happiness.