10 Ways To Feel Genuinely, Truly, Radiantly Happy (When It Feels Out Of Reach)

10 Ways To Feel Genuinely, Truly, Radiantly Happy (When It Feels Out Of Reach)

Sometimes, happiness and joy are easy.

Sometimes, happiness and joy can take a little bit of effort.

Sometimes, happiness and joy can seem totally impossible! But it never is … here are some tips for still enjoying happiness, even when it seems too difficult.

via Your Tango by Roland Legge

Think of a time in your life when you felt truly happy and optimistic. Was it just a fleeting moment? The good news is that learning how to find happiness that lasts is possible. The answer is right within you.

In our irrational world, it’s easy to get caught up in the pressures of daily living. You are constantly bombarded with messages from social media and advertisers that you need more to be satisfied. You need more to be good enough. You need more to be a success.

How to find true and lasting happiness.

True happiness always seems to be just out of reach because you focus on what you don’t have, rather than what you do have. You get caught up in the materialism of our time that tells us, over and over, you need more — more money, more stuff, more accolades — in order to be happy.

In order to feel genuinely glad, you need to do get back to the basics.

My own personal definition of happiness:

  • A sense of well-being
  • To feel loved and accepted for who you are
  • The ability to do the things you like to do
  • To feel healthy
  • To know your purpose in life

Psychologist Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory that asserts that humans universally share these five basic needs:

  • Psychological needs: You need food, water, warmth, and rest. If you live In North America, Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, you most likely have your basic needs met.
  • Safety: You need security and shelter. If you are facing any form of violence, please get help from the police, non-profits, doctors, and therapist.
  • Social: You need Intimate relationships and rest.
  • Esteem: You need respect and a feeling of accomplishment.
  • Self-actualization: You need to achieve your full potential, including creative activities.

If you have a good life, but still don’t feel happy, take a moment to reflect on how you meet your own needs. Are you getting all of the crucial ones met? If one of these is missing, how can you work on it?

Happiness is a choice. And in order to make that choice, you must learn how to be more present.

Here are 10 ways to feel genuinely, truly, radiantly happy (even if it feels out reach) …

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