Ask an unhappy person why they’re unhappy and you’re guaranteed to receive a list of all the issues that they face and circumstances that are against them. Ask a happy person what they’re happy about and the likelihood is there list will be a lot simpler. Not because they don’t face similar challenges in life but rather because of where their focus lies. Where unhappy people tend to overcomplicate matters, happy people tend to keep things simple, being grateful for each moment.
Whenever we experience challenges that seem to limit our experience of happiness, it serves us well to remember that life can change in just a moment. And often all it takes is a simple shift in our mindset. After all, life was not meant to be lived limited by circumstance but experienced through the lense of possibility.
Most of us ask ourselves what we can do to be happier, but sometimes thinking about what you can do or should do is overwhelming. What about things you can simply stop doing in order to be happier? Oftentimes being happy is just a matter of letting go of bad habits and thought patterns that are weighing us down.