Happy as You Want to Be

Happy as You Want to Be

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 feel good 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


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


Run, jog, walk and do other things
that your body was made for. Feel

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.”

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