“Happiness is a choice.”
Three ways to become a happier person:
- Practice gratitude on a daily basis. Write about three things/people you are grateful for every day – and don’t repeat journal entries.
- Accept what is – don’t fight it, don’t worry about what might happen. View reality as beautiful.
- “The final habit is the most powerful that we’ve seen so far. For two minutes each day, start work by writing a two-minute positive e-mail or text praising or thanking one person you know. And do it for a different person each day.” (Shawn Anchor, Washington Post)
Anchor strongly believes that you must take responsibility for your well-being and contentment in life. Of course, clinical depression is a real thing. You may need medication, but the medication should be a stepping stone to getting yourself in a state where you can actively work to be happy.