Making the Right Choices Can Make All the Difference When it Comes to Being Happy

In one of my first posts on this blog, I went over the concept of happiness being a choice. It can be difficult to accept and apply this concept at first, because it runs counter to what most of the world believes. We are taught that we have to do all sorts of different things, and live our lives a certain way if we want to be happy. We are taught to chase the carrot at the end of the stick. Happiness is so tantalizingly close to being within our reach, just as long as we keep doing what others want us to do.

Courage, and the ability to think for yourself, are all that is needed to make the choice to be happy. Those who are skeptical of this, as well as those that just can’t fathom the possibility of this concept, may find it beneficial to make some changes in the everyday choices that they make. This can help to clear some of the mental blocks that prevent you from experiencing the reality of happiness being a choice.

The first choices to look at changing would be who you spend your free time with, and what you do in your free time. If you choose to spend your free time with people that cause you stress, anger, and other negative emotions, then you are choosing to be unhappy. In the same manner, if you spend your free time exposing yourself to depressing or angry music, movies, and television shows, then you are choosing your unhappiness.

Once you have removed these detrimental influences from your life, you need to fill the void with more positive choices. Seek out people and activities that inspire and energize you. This is crucial, because if you do not do this, then there is a high chance of you backsliding into your previous habits that were hurting you.

 

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