Here’s a Universal truth… we all want to be happy.  Well, at least most people do.

And most think we know how to live happy. Try as we may, it’s not always easy. Sure, we do things that we think will make us happy, but do they?

Sometimes what we try works.  A lot of the time it doesn’t.  Why? Because the usual roadmaps to happiness are biased.   They are misleading.

One of the most common misconceptions about happiness is that we have to accomplish something to be.

I’ll be happy if only I…

  • make enough money.
  • achieve enough success.
  • win that tournament.
  • get those awards
  • have a huge house
  • learn enough skills,
  • own his and her Maserati’s.

And on and on.

Illusions of Happiness

We live in a society of money and power, fame (or notoriety) and scientific progress.  We grow up immersed in this broth of wealth and prestige and progress, so we naturally believe in these principles.

It’s a mistake to pursue happiness, even though it’s our constitutional right.  Happiness firmly resists pursuit.

Yet, it IS possible to set up your life so happiness is likely. Setting yourself up for happiness is like tending a garden. It takes time, care and preparation.

You don’t prepare the ground, toss in seeds, and get instant results.

You have to maintain an environment that is conducive to growth.  The same for your life.

There are definite steps you can take to bring happiness and peace of mind into your life.  They take time and determination.

Simple Steps to Happiness

There are simple steps you can take to develop true happiness.

  1. Accept that happiness is more a state of mind than a state of condition
  2. Acknowledge what you do have and be grateful for even the small things
  3. Focus on a positive state of mind
  4. Take quiet time to breathe deeply
  5. Avoid judgement and finger pointing
  6. Practice compassion and care
  7. Serve others

Your task is to find happiness and peace of mind in a world that is increasingly full of challenges. My task is to help you in this difficult endeavor.  Together we can accomplish so much.

Happiness Handbook

Ready to increase your happiness factor with easy to apply processes? Then you’re ready for The Happiness Handbook. 

This book is for anyone who wants to be happier and have a more fulfilling life. It helps you identify and eliminate the causes of your frustration and unhappiness. True happiness means going to sleep at night pleased and content with the day’s activities. It means waking up feeling refreshed and eager to get started. It also means taking pleasure in the everyday things that happen all day long, especially the relationships you have with others. If you are stressed out, unhappy, stuck, or feeling hopeless, the information in this book can change your life! Full of concrete, well-researched information as well as a touch of humor, The Happiness Handbook will give you the tools and encouragement needed to improve your life, not just for today, but for the rest of your life! The Happiness Handbook. 

 

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