Why are so many people sad if pleasure is a state of mind? When we talk about a state of mind, the truth is that it is the thoughts you feed your head that cause you to feel the emotions you do. We all want to be happy because it doesn't feel good to be angry, unhappy, depressed, or envious, and when we don't feel good, we don't attract beautiful things to us. Everyone is entitled to happiness. There are moments when it's impossible to be cheerful, such as when you're sick, grieving, or financial problems, to mention a few. Let us now consider the issue, "What is happiness?"
As a child, I recall the simple thrill of playing in the vines and shrubs behind our New Zealand house, bringing me immense joy. In those early years, achieving that blissful state was so simple. As I grew older and established myself as a parent, it was sometimes difficult to be cheerful all of the time. Mostly because I've never been one to follow other people's rules; I've always been defiant. It's a fact that bad things happen. It's challenging to stay focused on happiness when unpleasant things happen. My entire world came apart for many years when my brother committed suicide in 1998. It caused me unimaginable grief. It was devastating for me to lose my parents. Both of them had severe illnesses, so it wasn't as bad as losing my 34-year-old brother. Before his death, Gary, my younger brother, used to ask me how it felt to be joyful. He was suffering from severe depression, and the only option for him to get out of this situation was to end his life. In some ways, Gary is responsible for my good mindset. He introduced me to Louise Hay's book; You Can Heal Your Life, and the Law of Attraction. Gary, however, never mastered the art of positive thinking. Happiness is a mental state. It may be not easy to achieve happiness for those who are constantly seeking and never appreciate the present moment. Gratitude is widely recognised as a critical component of happiness. If you're having trouble feeling grateful because you don't have the car you want, focus on the people you care about. Consider what life would be like if you didn't have those folks, your current home, or the vehicle you drive. You already have so many beautiful things to be thankful for. It's challenging to be both sad and grateful at the same time, so focus your thoughts on gratitude Happiness can be found in a variety of ways. Happiness is a state of mind, as the title of this page suggests. The secret is what you feed your thoughts. It doesn't have to be difficult to be content. It's as simple as pausing, breathing, and concentrating your thoughts on positive things like thankfulness, optimism, and imagination. It is about you, not what others expect, to be happy. Live your life to the fullest! I frequently employ a technique I refer to as the "flip switch," in which I turn my thoughts from negative to positive. Let's imagine you're worried about paying your bills, and you start imagining what it's like to pay them on time. For example, if you're unhappy with your weight, picture how you'd feel if you were at your ideal weight. Then get to work! Happiness is a mental state! It's about keeping your mind in a positive state, focusing on the wonderful things you already have, being grateful for your life and treating challenges as an opportunity to be creative and overcome them. Next time you notice negative thoughts, flip the switch on them immediately. It will become a beneficial habit and allow you to feel more joyful.