How To Commit To Being Happy No Matter What

Learn how to be happy no matter what

Priya Florence Shah

4 months ago|3 min read

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Want to learn how to be a happy person no matter what is going on in your life? Here’s how to commit to being happy no matter what.

Today, why not make a personal commitment to be happy, in spite of what life hands you. There are too many things over which you have no control. The only thing you can control is how you respond to what happens to you.

Happiness is not something that others can take from you. It's something that you must choose and create yourself. There will always be times when things don't turn out the way you want them to.

Your best friend at work may turn out to be a power-hungry corporate animal who backstabs you at every opportunity. The promotion you worked so hard for may go to someone else.

Your partner might decide to leave you a day before you’re due to go for a vacation together. You may lose all of your savings in a market crash.

These things can happen even to the most loving, compassionate, careful, and reasonable person. But after the initial pain and shock, the decision of whether or not to let yourself languish in despair is entirely up to you.

You can focus on your misfortune, or choose to leave what's past in the past, and move on. By feeling sorry for yourself, you’re simply continuing the work for them, long after they have dealt their blow.

Your loving and caring behavior towards others should not be motivated by the thought of reciprocation in kind. Nor should you expect from others what you’re willing to give them of your own free will.

What you choose to do is your choice. How others respond is theirs. People have the right to act in any way they see fit and we don't have the right to judge whether their behavior is acceptable or not. They must bear the responsibility for their own actions, as do you.

You understand yourself best, and regardless of how reasonably and responsibly you live your life, there will always be people who cannot see your point of view or share your motivations. There are many who will like you for who you are and in spite of who you are.

But can you learn how to be happy alone without being lonely? Yes, you can! Whatever the reason you want to learn how to stay happy alone, it is possible to learn how to live alone happily.

You have to decide that you will not allow the actions of others to disturb your mental peace and well-being. As Albert Camus wisely said, "To be happy we must not be too concerned with others." Take that advice and move on.

"To be happy we must not be too concerned with others." ~ Albert Camus

These tips from the happiest people in the world will increase your happiness quotient and help you be a happy person too.

There are many things for which you can be grateful. There are yet unexplored experiences in which you can find enrichment and meaning. If you spend my time being resentful and miserable, you’re denying yourself the satisfaction of enjoying what this life has to offer.

There are enough unhappy people in this world who punish themselves and others constantly in a bid to find redress and compensation. But there is no satisfaction in retaliation and revenge. It's a waste of time and spirit.

You can learn to be a happy person and live a happy life as long as you’re motivated to do so.

 

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Priya Florence Shah

Priya Florence Shah is a bestselling author, award-winning publisher, and online branding consultant.

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