My Formula For Happiness

What is happiness?

Now that is a question! And one for a much longer conversation but here’s a start…

An underlying peace. Well-being. Joy. Love. Hope. Purpose. Belonging. Contentment. The ability to survive.

My Formula

(Caveat: It’s nothing new)

Don’t search for happiness. You will always be chasing a dream. Instead, live and enjoy the moment. If it’s a tough moment to enjoy: remember the greater good; and remember you’re not alone. Connect. Speak positive. Think positive. Let the positive outweigh the negative. Use this as motivation. Don’t beat yourself up. Be kind to others. Treat yourself. Treat others. Find a purpose. Have ambition. Be aware. Don’t rely on technology. Don’t live for work. Don’t live for money. Know that you have skills. Use them. Enjoy the fresh air and beauty that surrounds us. Find beauty wherever you can. Let go of anger. Let go of guilt. Find freedom. Be free. Be silly. Focus. Move. Rejoice. Laugh. Sleep. Breath.

Happiness is not selfish. Happiness is not frivolous. Happiness is not unrealistic. Happiness is not out of our control.

We all deserve it. And we are all better for it. As individuals. As communities. As societies. Fact.

Now what ‘Happy Number’ will you choose to be today?

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:52+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|1 Comment

About the Author:

Do justly, love mercy and walk humbly. Hi all! With a thirst for knowledge and love of understanding about how we work as individuals and societies it made sense for me to become a journalist. But with a desire to share the positivity in the world – there is a lot of it! - and to encourage one another to open up, form strong communities and strengthen our wellbeings as a collective, it has been the most natural transition for me to turn into a Happynesshub aficionado. Hoping the work here will bring a little bit of sunshine into all of our lives :-)

One Comment

  1. Sallyann Keizer May 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    What great words of wisdom Catherine. Beautiful. Thank you xx

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