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Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Let’s ask ourselves the most important question- where does happiness come from?

It’s worth taking a moment to consider where happiness comes from. Is it from things like having some good tea after a heavy day at work, or finding the perfect book to read on a rainy day, or relaxing on the beach, or finally meeting that friend you haven’t met for a long time? Even though these things can make you think that they are the sole reason for you to be happy, it is actually combined with what happens in your brain, between the external event and your state of happiness. Yes, it is something which is inside you the whole time and just needs you to notice it!

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When was the last time you did something for yourself to feel happy?

Many of us rely on anyone but ourselves for happiness, forgetting that it is our own duty to do it for ourselves. We fail to prioritize ourselves and realise it too late that it’s we who have to take control of our lives and that relying on someone else for happiness when you yourself are not able to do so, is suffocating for the other person. Handing over the responsibility of keeping yourself happy to another person is a recipe for slow disaster. Start holding yourself responsible for bringing joy to your life and you’ll begin to see the change.

“Happiness is a process that can happen even if there is no external source because there are things inside us that we can appreciate as well.”

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How many times do we find ourselves saying phrases like, “This could have been better”, “I wish it was like this”, “I could’ve done better”?

While having anticipations for something and working hard to fulfill them is essential, we need to know that every time things can’t turn out to be in our favour. ‘Our best’ is different every time in accordance with our state of mind at that particular point.