7 key elements of happiness…and how to use them all!

7 key elements of happiness…and how to use them all!

This article from Pick The Brain needs little introduction. 

As the title suggests, it outlines what the author, Alden Tan, believes to be the 7 main elements happiness; and just as importantly, it goes on to outline exactly how you can make the most of them. 

So if you want more happiness in your life then keep reading below and feel free to share this with anyone else who might want more happiness in their lives! 

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and even seminars to help us, the message of happiness, particularly how to get it has been marred.

How does one actually become happy?

Do we have to stop negative thinking and start practising positive thinking?

Do we start being grateful?

Do we have to find love?

Do we have to use the law of attraction to truly become happy?

Or do we adhere to the more universal idea that you can’t chase happiness?

Yep. The self-help world and its advocates has certainly tried to force feed you a bunch of ideas, some even going so far as to say that if you don’t follow them, you absolutely will not be happy.

Now, here’s what I think about how you can become truly happy:

It’s everything. You play the game by making use of every tool to suit your lifestyle.

That means to say, you can’t escape the the most common ideas (remember, they’re there to help you after all), but you’ve the power to control every one of them.

Let me try to break it down for you.

Here are the 7 main elements of happiness and how to use them

1) Passion

Passion isn’t just a hobby or something you like to do in your past time.

Passion is your truth. Passion is what lights your fire and makes you happy. Now, if you think about it, isn’t happiness the main truth in life? Isn’t that the only thing all of us humans want?

This is simple and powerful.  So if you find passion, you find happiness. You literally don’t have to have a care in the world since you’re happy doing what you do.

Use this element of passion, and the world will make sense to you.

2) Positive thinking

What we make of the world and our own lives is based on our thoughts and perspective of everything.

Now, you can either go negative or positive. Those are the only two routes your head can take. The choice is up to you.

You have the power of imagination. Eradicate negative thinking and try to fit in some positive thoughts. That’s how powerful your thoughts are. They can decide your happiness.

Think about it… you know it’s true.

3) Gratitude

This is an extension to positive thinking. It’s about seeing the greater things in life.

I like to think that this is optimism on a practical level.

Stop focusing on what you lack in life. Focus on what you have and be thankful. Not only is this as easy as it can be said, you will discover how lucky and in turn, happy you actually are when you realize there’re so many things you can be grateful for.

A great way to start is tomorrow. When you wake up, lay it bed for a minute. Name ten things in your head you’re grateful. That’s way better than dreading the day ahead because of work or whatever…

…keep reading the full article HERE