Keith Everett
the secret to being happy

The SECRET To Being Happy. P.S, It’s Not What You Think

The purpose of life is not to be happy!.

WHAAT!, are you crazy?, of course, it is..

Actually, it’s not. The purpose of life is to live an authentic life, not to be eternally, deliriously, and often annoyingly, HAPPY!..

Here’s why…

Living an authentic life means coming from a real place within. It is when our actions and words are congruent with our beliefs and values. It is being ourselves, not an imitation of what we think we should be or have been told we should be. … Part of knowing ourselves is knowing what we believe in.

It is living an authentic life that leads to happiness. Not the other way around. It’s not about having all your ducks in a row, this is nice but it never lasts. Happiness comes and goes and we don’t have to spend our life being happy all the time to enjoy life.

Being happy would not exist if we didn’t also know pain, sorrow, and other negative feelings. People crave a life of happiness, but in order to have that happiness, we must first experience the opposite.

Happiness is a decision, it’s not something we wait for, it’s not something that depends on someone else, we produce happiness within the very moments we decide we are happy.

This is a very short post, most of my posts are a lot longer, but there is no long drawn out formula for happiness, it might start with a smile from a stranger, it might be knowing that everything is going to be ok after all, maybe that covid test you were worrying about is negative,.. whatever it is, enjoy the moment. Making others happy is also a great way to be happy yourself.

Tips to flip the happy switch.

  1. Smile more often. There’s nothing more visually appealing than a warm smile
  2. Stop worrying. Worry is the interest paid in advance on things that rarely happen
  3. Make others happy. You can’t make others happy without some of it bouncing back on you.
  4. Give someone a gift. Their pleasure, when they open it is worth the cost of the gift
  5. Share positivity, there is enough negativity in the world. Be different.
  6. Surround yourself with positive people, especailly people who laugh a lot.
  7. Stay away from the Daily News. Replace with a comedy film or comedy series instead.
  8. Laughing is contageous. Spread your wit, your sh*t and your jokes around.
  9. Feel good for others. Care about what they do and genuinely feel proud of their achievments. Jealous people are rarely happy. In fact, jealous people are only happy when other people fail.
  10. Be a beacon of light in a dark sea. Stand out and be a leader. People need good people to guide them, and help them see the good in the world.

That’s all folks..

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