What makes you say I looked stressed?I am perfectly fine!
Do you unintentionally invite stress into your life? Do you go about your day totally unaware of the stresses/tensions that surround you? Are there areas of your life where frustrations are a daily occurrence, when they really don’t need to be? Maybe you don’t even realize that the strain is there or that you are being affected? We know that stress and especially continual stress can cause illness and unhappiness, so doesn’t it make sense to try to eliminate as much stress as we possibly can? Let’s take a typical day and see where stresses may be bubbling along under the surface.
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Do I look happy to you? Stop asking me if I’m happy. I’M NOT HAPPY!
What does “HAPPY” mean to you? I know that when some people think of a blog about happiness they conjure up the critical image of air head people seeking a magical life with constant laughter, singing cheerful songs and merrily skipping through life without a care in the world. A sort of heady, fairytale existence where nothing goes wrong and everyone loves each other unconditionally all of the time. I know some people see happiness as the pot of gold at the end of the illusive rainbow. They think that finding such happiness is an unrealistic and naively idealistic quest, only for the foolish. Well, according to the dictionary, (and to me), to be HAPPY is to be or have contentment, pleasure or joy. So when I ask are you happy, I am not asking if all aspects of your life are paradise or bliss. I am not asking if your every experience is enchanted and that you fantastically live a life beyond your wildest dreams. No, when I ask if you are happy I am asking if you have contentment in some aspects or your life. Are you able to find joy and pleasure in your day-to-day life and are you mostly positive about your life and your future? We are all human and have our ups and downs, we have hits and misses and we all have stressful/trying periods in our lives. But that does not mean that we cannot also be happy. You don’t need to be happy 100% of the time to be classed as a happy person. Continue reading →