If ya wanna be happy for the rest’a your life,
Then follow my simple advice…
To the tune of Kid Creole & The Coconuts version of If You Want To Be Happy
How To Be Happy Today – 2 Ideas…
1. Shut-Up More Often!
Why you should lockdown your mouth:
People you hang with already know everything you know (they don’t, but they ‘think’ they do). Sooo, don’t waste your breath because they ‘ain’t gonna hear you.
Most people you meet for the 1st time will want to impress you with their chops…
Keep it zipped and let ’em be the cool & interesting one.
You just might learn something in the process.
Plus, when you listen, people tend to like you better, think you’re super smart and consider you a great conversationalist!
2. Stop Thinking So Much!
Why you should give your mind a rest:
When you’re not thinking about disappointments from yesterday, or worrying about the possibilities of tomorrow, you can enjoy being alive today.
You can’t relive your past. You can’t predict your future…
Time spent thinking about either, isn’t reality and opens the door for sadness and worry.
It’s wise to learn from history. Take stock and acknowledge lessons. Then let it go.
Preparation is prudent. Having plans and goals can calm your thoughts.
Yet, the future unfolds as it will…
Accept what you can’t control. And, adjust your plans accordingly.
Concentrate upon those few things under your control, i.e. your actions, your choices and your attitude.
Everything else falls under the realm of chance, and isn’t your responsibility. Let it go…
Living in the present moment stops worry about both the past and the future. That awareness replaces thinking with knowing…
And, not thinking is happiness!
Both shutting up and not thinking, sound counter-intuitive. And, most people won’t take this simple advice…
All the more reason why you should practice them so you can be happy today!
Happiness Is A Warm Gun: