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How Do You Find Happiness?

By Donna M. White, LPCI, CACP

How Do You Find Your Happiness?Happiness is defined as “a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? So what makes happiness so hard to attain?

One of the common reasons we find it so difficult to find happiness is due to our perception of what it really is. Our ability to be happy depends on how we define it.

For many, happiness is defined by what has been achieved, what has been accomplished, or material things we have obtained.

While these things can contribute to the feeling of being happy, do they really bring us true happiness?

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How Do You Find Happiness?

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  1. I enjoyed reading this article quite a bit. You covered a lot of key points in how someone can achieve true happiness. Good job keep it up!

  2. Good! If you are capable to differentiate between pleasure from happiness then it is easy. Yoga is an ancient science (combination of neurology/ psychology). It teaches how to attain happiness through meditation/mindfulness. The latest research says that happiness is produced by a peptide in our brain. We can think that we are beautiful or our dress is beautiful. Then we are content and happiness follows. The things we get through sensory organs is controlled by dopamine and other neurochemicals and it is pleasure. Read and practice yoga in combination with latest neurological research on brain. You will get the answer.

  3. I like this article but as I read the advice it sounds easy but happiness is so hard. I don’t remember the last time I was happy. How can you be happy if you don’t remember how to be happy? Smile how when you feel like there is nothing to smile about. I have done nice things for people that feels great but where are those people when you need them. It is hard to be happy. 26 years of unhappiness how do you recover from this?

    • I can relate to your comment… At first i thought i was the only one that believe its impossible to be happy… I know its there but i have to learn to let go… My key to happiness… Do you know your keys to happiness.??

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