Almost everyone have heard the hit single ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby McFerrin’s simple message surely made a lot of people by telling them not to worry.
Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
One of the better things ever said is – ‘The only thing in life that will always remain the same is change’, and in our life we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation we can always find solace in the knowledge that it too would change.
Social networks or relationships are essential to happiness. People are different, accept people for who or what they are, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of all kinds of resentments. If arguments seem unavoidable still try and make an effort to understand the situation and you might just get along with well with
Happiness is actually found in everyone, increasing it is a way to make a life more wonderful and also more healthy.
To be happy is relatively easy, just decide to be a happy person. Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.
There are several ways by which you can do this.
Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows. Also thank the mailman for bringing you your mails, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.
News is stressful. Get less of it. Some people just can’t start their day without their daily dose of news. Try and think about it, 99% of the news we hear or read is bad news. Starting the day with bad news does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.
A religious connection is also recommended. Being part of a religious group with its singing, sacraments, chanting, prayers and meditations foster inner peace.
Manage your time. Time is invaluable and too important to waste. Time management can be viewed as a list of rules that involves scheduling, setting goals, planning, creating lists of things to do and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood to develop an efficient personal time management skill. These basic skills can be fine tuned further to include the finer points of each skill that can give you that extra reserve to make the results you desire.
Laugh and laugh heartily everyday. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -’Laughter is the best medicine’.
Express your feelings, affections, friendship and passion to people around you. They will most likely reciprocate your actions. Try not to keep pent up anger of frustrations, this is bad for your health. Instead find ways of expressing them in a way that will not cause more injury or hurt to anyone.
Working hard brings tremendous personal satisfaction. It gives a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks. Accomplishments are necessary for all of us, they give us a sense of value. Work on things that you feel worthy of your time.
Learning is a joyful exercise. Try and learn something new everyday. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.
Run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for. Feel alive.
Avoid exposure to negative elements like loud noises, toxins and hazardous places.
These are the few simple things you can do everyday to be happy.
And always remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that, “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
“What Really Makes You Tick?”
Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it’s hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed.
Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.
So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?
1. What do I really want?
The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.
Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.
2. Should I really change?
Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ‘self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. Having an army of teenage nieces and nephews has taught me that there are far worse things that they could have had than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?
If history has taught us one thing, it’s the life that we have gone through. Try to see if partying Seventies style wouldn’t appeal to the younger generation, but dancing is part of partying. Watch them applaud after showing them how to really dance than break their bones in break-dancing.
3. What’s the bright side in all of this?
With so much is happening around us there seem to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. And if it’s a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!
4. Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?
There’s always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. It doesn’t take a genius to see yourself as someone unique, or else we’ll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting questions to be experimented.
5. Have I done enough for myself?
Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in every aspect can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you’ll be able to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing.
6. Am I happy at where I am today?
It’s an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!
7. Am I appealing to the opposite sex?
So maybe I don’t have an answer to that, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.
8. How much could I have?
I suppose in this case there is no such things on having things too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. I’d like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is that how much are you willing to work for it?
9. What motivates me?
What motivates you? It’s an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many things that can make everyone happy, but to choose one of the may be the hardest part. It’s not like you can’t have one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that’s it. Just try it piece by piece.
10. What Really Makes You Tick?
So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s something that you really want.
Found this pic and it was so funny, I had to share it
I’ll probably go to Hell for this, but I think all the great ones are there!
I think I am one of the few people that can count themselves lucky with what they have. Yes, I still yearn to cuddle my landlord’s hot body, but I learned to live with the fact and accept that one’s preferences cannot be changed by fate.
And that I would be a complete jackass to try to convert him into straightness. How odd would I feel if all of a sudden, a girl I knew for a few months suddenly came on to me and try to convince me that lesbian sex is more awesome than anything I would have experienced so far? Not good. Not good I tell you. I would be intrigued like I was when somebody mentioned Ice Cream and Coke together but not interested enough to actually give it a go. So we stayed house mates.
But – maybe because I am cute as hell (when I want to) – or maybe because I was bold enough to tell him I was attracted to him – I kinda get special treatment now. I can occasionally do the dishes (this IS a great accomplishment) and he is polite enough to try on what I cook. I’ve tasted my cooking and it’s disgusting.
Side benefits of having a gay best friend – you can stop wearing makeup (not that I did in the first place – I like myself au naturel). I can stop wearing a bra (sigh of relief here) and I can totally drool over guys in movies. I mean – how hot is the guy from Game of Thrones (Jon Snow) or Zach Effron, or Justin Timberlake? YYYYYUUUUM! And we can both go: “I would so take him in and have him round the house!” lol.
And the best part is: when you’ve had a really long day at the office, there will always be someone at home waiting for you to hear all about it.
You know what? Compared to my ex – this guy has been a jewel. He’s not complaining, he’s kind, considerate, ever so lovely and even when I become really annoying he’s telling me in a very gentle way to pack it in . Oh fuc…fudge. I am screwed. Totally and awesomely in love
A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car.
The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit.
Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny and he is DEAD!!
The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman is driving down the road in a very pretty silver Kia and sees the man crying on the side of the road and pulls over.
She steps out of the car and asks the man what’s wrong.
“I feel terrible,” he explains, ”I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM.”
The blonde says,”Don’t worry.”
She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can.
She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny , bends down, and sprays the contents onto him.
The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again, he hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves, hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again and again, until he hops out of sight.
The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, “What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?”
The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label.
(Are you ready for this?)
(You know you’re gonna be sorry)
(OK, here it is)
“Hair Spray: Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave.”
I have been having a great week so far and it’s all thanks to my landlord. I know last time I was saying that I was kinda developing a crush on him… well… I did something bold.
I told him I wanted to … hmmm.. how should I say this without getting offensive… I wanted to try out the candy in the candystore.
Well, it turns out that he also likes candy, but not my style of candy. He likes … hmm… cakes and cookies. Still sweets but in the other camp.
Heh! Now there is a loss for all the women in the world – a good looking guy not batting for the team! Why does he have to join the ranks of Enrique Iglesias, Zachary Quinto, Elton John and Gandalf and Dumbledore?!
The best part is that I’ve never had such a special friend before and I shall take very good care of him. ‘Cause he’s special! We’re going to be best buds and have an awesome time together!
This ain’t gonna happen:
So to all you guys out there reading this: I’m (still) single, happy and most of all, feeling good about myself. I was starting to think that my seduction power was wearing off but it ain’t!