“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your actions.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

 

The ultimate goal in this life is to acquire genuine happiness. Unfortunately, this is something that you need to work for. Happiness is not readily available whenever you want to get it. Unfortunately, you need to work hard to achieve a happier version of yourself.

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It is important to note that happiness is a relative concept, which means that its essence may vary from one person to another. What may be delightful for one individual may not be enjoyable to another. This is the reason why you need to know what makes you happy. Knowing all these things will help you work hard towards achieving the genuine happiness that you deserve. Take note that happiness is also a state of mind.

Below is a list of things that you can do to achieve the ultimate goal of finding real happiness.

1. Learn How To Think Things Through

Before you say or do anything, make sure that you have processed your thoughts correctly. Do not rush into doing all the things that you want to accomplish on a particular day. Try to relax your mind as you go through all the tasks at work or obligations at home. By trying to slow down, you give yourself a chance to think thoroughly. As a result, you will be able to come up with better decisions, words or actions. Once you become a master of your thoughts, it will make you feel that you are in control. In the long run, this will make you feel comfortable with everything you say and do.

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2. Do Not Let Others Bring You Down

Sometimes, some people bring negative vibes into your life. These are the same persons that you need to avoid as soon as possible. The more you stay with these individuals, the more you become one of them. Never let other people dim your light. Whenever you hear negative comments coming from the people who do not matter, just ignore them. Do not let unsolicited remarks bring you down. Always keep in mind that it is better to have lesser real friends than being surrounded by people whom you could not trust. Learn to let go of negative people so that you may start to attract more positive vibes in your life.

 

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3. Prioritize Yourself All The Time

It is not selfish to think of yourself first before doing a particular act. Do not try so hard in pleasing other people to the point that you forget about yourself. Otherwise, this will only make you feel bad in the end. The best thing to do is to remind yourself every single thing that you deserve to achieve ultimate happiness. To make this happen, you need to put other people’s interest in you. They will understand whenever you need to take some time off to take good care of yourself. The individuals who care about your welfare will appreciate it if you make yourself a top priority all the time.