Chasing Happiness

Excitement, contentment, joy or awe are a few ways to describe the combination of positive emotions that make up the feeling of being happy. Almost everyone wants to be happy, but seeking happiness can be like taking a wrong turn down a one-way street. Craving happiness leads to less of it. Feeling happier will likely come from seeing and recognizing it where it exists in your life versus trying to go out and get it. The following myths and truths may help you to notice and cultivate happiness that is already there.



Try to be happier

Embrace acceptance. Enjoy the present moment.

Think the only way to be happy is for everything to be perfect.

Practice gratitude daily by writing down 3 things you are grateful for.

Judge how good or bad you are feeling

Experience troubling thoughts without reacting to them.

The bottom line is that happiness is experienced when it is not being chased. Happiness comes  when enjoying the present moment. Happiness is not a goal but the journey is what’s really important.