How to Achieve Authentic Happiness
“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” Ralph Marston.
You can’t be happy if you’re not authentic. Happiness is not a matter of circumstance or even behavior. It’s a state of being, and it requires that we stop trying to control our lives and instead start trying to be like them.
Authenticity is essential to happiness because when you’re genuinely yourself, you can let go of your fears and worries. You don’t have to worry about what other people think or how they’ll judge you. You don’t have to feel guilty for having a bad day or enjoying yourself on weekends.
When we’re not authentic, we try to pretend that we’re someone else to fit in with other people, which usually ends up making us feel even worse than when we were pretending in the first place. If you want to be happy, stop trying hard to fit in with other people’s expectations and start being yourself.
Authentic happiness is not about the number of things you own, the size of your bank balance, or how many people like you. Instead, it’s about finding meaning and purpose in your life.
The great news is that this is possible. You can achieve authentic happiness by focusing on what matters most to you and by doing the things that make you feel good such as :
- Stopping comparing yourself to others
- Having a clear goal for your life
- Make time for your loved ones.
- Living in the moment, not in the past or future
- Being grateful for small things that bring you joy
The Three Dimensions Of Authentic Happiness
Self-awareness; Self-awareness means having a clear idea of who you are and what you want out of life. It knows your values, strengths, weaknesses, and life’s purpose.
Flow: The experience of being wholly absorbed in an activity where you lose yourself to the point where time flies and the world disappears. You can’t help but enjoy and feel good about your actions.
Authenticity: Being true to your values and beliefs and being true to yourself, even if that means standing up for what you believe in, even if it’s not popular at the time (or ever).
Does Authentic Happiness Have A Formula
The answer is yes.
Authentic happiness has a formula.
The formula is simple:
Exercise, eat healthily, and sleep well.
You can’t fake these things. They are essential to your health and well-being. They also contribute to your happiness by giving you energy and feeling good about yourself.
Yes, it’s not easy to do. You have to decide that you want to be happy and make an effort to be happy every day of your life.
It will not be easy or quick, but it can be done. It’s up to you whether you want to make an effort.”
It’s not something you can buy or achieve in isolation. If you want to find it for yourself, you need to do the work, and that work involves changing your mind about things like:
- Your self-worth
- Your beliefs about yourself and other people
- How much control do you have over your life?
- What makes you happy
- What makes you sad (and why)
- If we don’t look at these things differently, we’ll continue to think we’re missing out on something when we’re already getting the most out of life.
How Do You Find Authentic Happiness
The question “How do you find real happiness?” is one of the essential questions in life. It’s worth asking because genuine happiness is the only kind of happiness that makes sense. Authentic happiness is not a feeling; it’s a way of being that makes you feel good about yourself, other people, and the world around you.
Here are some tips for finding actual happiness:
- Realize that authentic happiness comes from within. You must make it happen for yourself, not just hope for it.
- Stop comparing yourself to others and start appreciating who you are as an individual. It includes your flaws, your strengths, and your unique perspective on things.
- Give gratitude for all the good things that happen in your life, even if they’re easy to forget sometimes!
- Learn how to forgive yourself when you make mistakes or hurt someone else by accident (this will help you move on).
- Make time for friends and family; they’ll always be there for you.
- Know what makes you happy. Take time to figure out what makes you happy. You will not be able to find true fulfillment if you do not take the time to know yourself and your needs.
- Be open-minded and willing to try new things. Just because something doesn’t work the first time does not mean it won’t work out in the end. You may also discover something that makes you authentically happier than anything else.
- Don’t worry about what others think of your happiness plan–they probably won’t even notice. If they don’t like or agree with your plans for a better life, that’s okay. They are not the ones who need to live according to them anyway.
Where does authentic happiness come from?
True happiness is the result of a sincere desire for personal growth. It may be nurtured by a person’s spiritual beliefs and values or by pursuing knowledge through education and experience.
In every human being, some factors can help you develop your true happiness:
One of these factors is having good friends who share your interests and passions, listen to and understand you, and support you in what we do.
Another factor is learning how to be happy with yourselves. It means accepting yourselves as you are in this moment:
- without wishing for or expecting anything else.
- Without comparing yourselves with others.
- Without judging yourselves against an idealized self-image that you hope to achieve someday.
- Without comparing your current state with what you have experienced in the past or expect in the future.
- You are enjoying where you are right now, regardless of whether it feels good enough.
The third factor is understanding that life doesn’t always go according to plan and knowing how to cope with change when it does occur. You can’t control everything, but you can control how you react when things go wrong; doing something constructive rather than destructive will help you move forward.
So, in summary: Authentic happiness is living with no regrets. It’s being a person of character, doing the right thing even when it’s hard.
Your greatest fear is becoming your life’s tragedy. And your greatest regret will be an endless litany of should have, could have, would have.
The best way to achieve authentic happiness is to decide what you want from life and go after it with all your effort and passion. And if you ever screw up or lose your way along the way, don’t hesitate to pick yourself up and start pursuing those dreams again with vigor and resolve.