Pathway to Happiness

“One is not always happy when one is good, but one is always good when one is happy.” This quote by Oscar Wilde certainly rings true. 

Happiness, to me, is making others happy. I derive pleasure in seeing people happy. Everyone is seeking happiness; especially in these trying times when we all are confined to our homes. “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realised it sooner.” These lines by Gretchen made be realise the value of what I have. I realised that I had been living in a mirage, an illusion that wasn’t even me. I believe, that the twelve commandments, Be yourself, Let it go, Act the way I want to feel, Do it now, Be polite and be fair, Enjoy the process, Spend out, Identify the problem, Lighten up, Do what ought to be done, No calculation and last but not the least, There is only love, are the stepping stones to a happier, healthier and more productive life. I was able to resonate with her completely. I realised that to be happy, I need to generate more positive emotions, increase the amount of enthusiasm, gratitude and friendship in my life. I also need to remove the feelings of guilt, remorse, shame, anger, boredom and irritation.

Research shows that happy people are more altruistic, more productive, more helpful, more likeable, more creative, more resilient, friendlier and healthier. Happy people make better friends, colleagues and citizens. Happy people are more forgiving and charitable. I want to be one of those people.

And therefore, as a part of my happiness project, I made a few commitments to myself. 

I commit to waking up early to exercise and do yoga & meditation daily as I want to remain fit. I also commit myself to write for at least fifteen minutes daily because I want to learn the art of penning down my thoughts.

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