4. Commit To Cultivating Your Personal Wellbeing
“Happiness is not defined by any circumstance, condition, or person. You need not tie your happiness to anything. The choice to be happy is always yours to make. Make that choice and cultivate a happy spirit.” – Dr. Anil Kr Sinha
When you accept sadness in your life, your personal well-being will suffer. Happiness is more than a feeling; it is a longer-lasting state that is called your wellbeing. Your wellbeing encompasses the state of your mind, body, and emotions.
When all is in balance, then you will experience contentment and peace of mind. You are more emotionally agile and physically resilient, and therefore more effective at managing the challenges that life will throw at you.
Commit to making your wellbeing your top priority in your life. When you do this you become more effective at managing and eliminating sadness from your life.
5. Eliminate The Phrase – I Will Be Happy When…..
Sudden happiness does not exist and the phrase “I will be happy when…” indicates that happiness comes when you get what it is you believe will make you happy.
Many people think that if they win the Lottery, then they will be happy – this is not true. In the consumer-driven society of today, it is easy to fall into the trap of comparing your happiness to the material gains and success of others.
Be careful that you don’t equate happiness with momentary pleasure because if you do, you will eventually feel conflicted and discontent. It is these feelings that will take you to a place of sadness.
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Eliminate Sadness: Build A Happy Life
Focus on looking for ways where you create a life where happiness is a feeling that you have total responsibility for – no one else, just you. When you have created a life where you have attained this, then the phrase “I will be happy when…” is eliminated from your vocabulary.
How sad we feel and the reasons why we feel sad are different for everyone. The one thing we all have in common, however, is that it is impossible for us to go from feeling sad to feeling happy instantly.
The above five strategies are practical ways that support you to manage your feelings of sadness where you are in control and empowered to choose how you want to feel and how you want to live your life. Let’s hope you choose – happiness.
“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.” — Lao Tzu
Here’s an interesting video that may help you to eliminate sadness in your journey towards happiness:
Written By Kathryn Sandford Originally Appeared On Lifehack