Happiness is not just a state of our mind. It is our very nature. So, how to start being happy?
Every child is nothing but a bundle of joy, but as we grow up, somewhere, we lose that joy. Did you know that a child smiles 400 times a day. When a child grows up and becomes an adolescent, he smiles only 17 times a day, and when he becomes an adult, he smiles occasionally and that too when someone else smiles.
There are three things that stops us from being joyful like a child and we need to get rid of all these three.
So reducing and eliminating stress is the first thing. Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. But if you feel like the stress in your life is out of control, it’s time to take action.
– Identify the sources of stress in your life
– Get moving
– Connect to others
– Make time for fun and relaxation
– Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle
Insecurities. We’ve all got them. The million dollar question is, is it possible to get rid of them? Although most of us will probably never be completely insecurity free, I believe that it is possible to work toward a goal of reducing our insecurities. First, we have to pinpoint where they stem from.
If you look at your own life, in the past, how many times have you felt insecure? All those moments you have spent feeling insecure, appears to be such a waste of time, isn’t it? Count and see how much time you have spent being insecure in the past 20 years. How many days you spent in a gloomy mood? It is such a waste of time and energy, and not only that, it created toxins in your body. Do you know, your health gets disturbed by the feeling of insecurity.
Third is to get rid of prejudice. There are many types of prejudice. There is prejudice between generations where young people will not sit and share with senior citizens. There is a generation gap. There is prejudice about class, about gender, about religion, culture, language, and so on in many parts of the world; so many types of prejudices. Wisdom is to rise above prejudice.
With meditation, yoga and breathing techniques, get over stress. With wisdom, get over prejudice, and reflecting on your own life and having the confidence and faith, get over insecurity.