How to achieve happiness?
Who among us does not ask this question? Unfortunately, there is no universal answer. Each of us is different and therefore happiness is something different for each of us.
Happiness is an emotion caused by experiences that a person assesses as positive. It can be a momentary feeling, but also a lasting one – for a lasting feeling of happiness it is necessary to feel satisfied with one’s own life and to feel a sense of accomplishment. How to achieve this? Of course, like everything that concerns the human psyche, this is a very individual matter. However, there are a few elements that specifically help you achieve happiness:
- first of all, you need to know and understand yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, everything that makes you a special person;
- you should have high self-esteem, don’t think badly about yourself – if you criticize yourself, do it constructively;
- think positively about the future, do not lose hope;
- you need to be around people as much as possible, to have friends and care for them – in difficult times they provide invaluable support.
Each of us had a difficult moment in life at least once. This is a difficult time, and for many people it causes resignation and loss of motivation to act. What can you do in this situation? First of all, you need to “do” something, take this first step, deal with something that will help you regain lost motivation to act, set a goal and try to achieve it. This of course requires constant and often very difficult work on yourself.
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Work on yourself
You have to work on yourself to achive happiness. You will not gain it by buying a better car or a bigger house. They can only be achieved by working on yourself: from understanding yourself, through changing your thinking, your habits, and working to increase your self-esteem.
Psychotherapy can help you achieve this. An experienced psychologist psychotherapist can help you understand yourself and make changes that will make you feel happy.
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