Remember the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin? The lyrics suggest that we can be happy no matter our circumstances. That is possible if you work to have the following things in your life, even when life is giving you lemons.
Happy Step 1 – Having a purpose
Humans are driven creatures. We want to be moving forward, be going places, be a success in life. But to do that, we have to have a goal. It doesn’t have to be a grand goal, and you don’t need to have your life planned out for the next 5, 10 and 20 years. Just knowing what you want to accomplish each day, and it be something that makes you feel like you are worthy and giving to others is all you need to have a sense of happiness. Figure out what you want to do with each day, and go for it.
Happy Step 2 – Spend time with people who “get” you
Humans are relational creatures in addition to being driven. We like to run in packs with like minded people. People who are not moving towards the same goal can drain the happiness right out of us. Try to find people each day to interact with who are positive and have the same likes and desires that you do. It will help you to fend off the negative energy from people you have to be around – the happiness drainers.
Happy Step 3 – Enrich others lives
Humans like to make others feel better and like to see others improving. Each of us has something that we can share with another to either make them laugh or improve their knowledge. Tell someone who is down a funny story, share a video from You Tube, or share something you know with them that they don’t ( how chiropractic care can help them to feel better is a good place to start!). Besides helping your fellow man, you will be making yourself happy because you will feel like you have a purpose and you matter.