I found this infographic online and I would like to share with you.
It is a simple flowchart, raised a question “Are you happy?”
No one can expect to be happy all the time but some people are definitely more fulfilled than others. Studies have shown that happiness has little to do with possession of material goods or achievement. I used to ask myself this question too, sometimes the answer is YES because I am enjoying that moment spending time at home watching my favorite TV shows. Sometimes, the answer is No! Not yet. Perhaps was because just so, things aren’t going the way I want it to be.
We can easily find happiness if we try to live in the moment for a while and everything else don’t matters.
ACCEPT WHAT YOU HAVE
Yes, accept what you have. There is really no point to force yourself to pursue something unrealistic. If you think you will only be happy when you are earning 100K per annum but as of now, you are still at 50K. Does that mean you are going to sulk for the next 3-4 years (or 5-10 years) and that you possibly couldn’t be happier until you bank balance hit the magic number? C’mon Be contented.
ENJOY WHAT YOU DO
Happy people do what they enjoy and enjoy what they do. Don’t get stuck in a job you hate, surrounded by unfriendly colleagues just because the money is good — most people forget that they are allowed to be happy at work, too. Most of people spend the best years of their lives trying to make more money, sacrificing their health and family while pursuing that, is it worth it? Then later, they spend the same money they’ve made trying to recover their lost health and estranged family.
LIVE FOR TODAY
Let go of the past, don’t dwell on things that went wrong. Similarly, don’t dream about a future that doesn’t exist or worry about things hasn’t happened yet. Happy people live for the now; they have positive mind sets. If you can’t be happy today, what makes you think tomorrow will be different?
DON’T START COMPARING
Ambition is good and that makes people happy, but envy can turn the mood around. If you start comparing with others can spoil the benefits of ambition and it will only be useful if you learn something from them. Focus on your goals and dreams so you can enjoy your ambition and achievements.
Don’t take yourself too seriously la. Happy people don’t worry much and they know that most of their worries never come true.
Happy people get things off their chest, as a saying goes: get rid of it, or it will get rid of you. Don’t bottle up emotions and bad feelings that will only creates psychological distress and physical discomfort. Focus on developing an optimistic thinking; happy people always look on the bright side.
Practice saying “Yes, I am happy”, with no conditions. No ifs or buts. The more you say it, the more you will come to believe it and feel it.
It is easy to understand the flowchart below. If you are happy continue to do whatever you are currently doing. You are on the right track.
If you are not happy… next question would be “Do you want to be happy?” If your answer is YES – you will need to change (read the above 6 pointers again) If your answer is NO then….hmm… do continue to do whatever you are currently doing too but hopefully you realize someday that you needed that change.