Happiness is as invisible as electricity, and just as powerful. We can feel its effects and see its impact, but everyone's description of what it does will be different. This extract from Lois Blyth's Be Happy outlines ways you can find happiness in your life:
- Review your well-being. Reflect on those areas of your life that you may have been neglecting. What have you been putting off that would lighten your heart and increase your well-being?
- Exercise is good for you in more ways than one. It tones your body, keeps you healthy, and it boosts your mood, which in turn helps self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Look forward to your future. Honour your life by seizing your opportunities. When you make your decisions, don't let age be the excuse that got in your way.
- Treat yourself with respect. Sometimes, when we are unhappy, we may take revenge on ourselves by treating ourselves badly, by diminishing who we are, or becoming angry and pushing others away.
- Acknowledge your feelings. Happiness is not something you can buy off a shelf; it doesn't turn up on demand; it comes from the heart and may appear when you least expect it.