We often confuse ourselves when it comes to what we believe will make us happy, seeking externalities rather than recognising how happiness is generated within. Sure there’s plenty of factors that impact our overall happiness in the outside world, but the most important thing we can do is educate ourselves on how happiness is constructed.
When we begin to understand that there are certain actions, attitudes and constants that when present deliver higher levels of happiness universally, we can begin to make them a part of our own lives. And as we do so, we notice how happiness increases within our experience of the world.
So where do we begin then, with so many books and articles written on the subject it’s almost a case too much information to look at to know where to start. Thankfully Dave Asprey from bulletproofexec.com has put together an awesome article detailing some of the key factors that we can immediately influence. Trust it adds value.
The Dalai Lama famously said that, “Happiness is not ready made. It comes from your own actions.” He was onto something. Happiness can feel out of your control (especially if you’re unhappy), but you actually have a lot more influence over your mood than it may seem.