Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happiness: Tips on Getting Some

Life is full of ups and downs. Have you ever had one of those days where everything just seems to go wrong? When after all your planning and efforts, everything just crumbles right before your eyes. Well, you're not alone. I'm pretty sure all of us in this world had his/her share of gloomy days.

For this post, I'll be sharing with you the things I do when those rainy days come. I learned these from reading books and attending seminars. Some might work for you, some might not but these tips are so simple you just gotta try them.

Tips on Being Happy:
1. Count your Blessings. A lot of people tend to focus on the bad the things that happen to them so much that they forget the beautiful things in their lives. It may sound like cliché but believe me, it works. So get a pen and a paper and write down the good things in your life right now. Be as simple as you can. Here are some of mine:

a. I have eyes and I could see my beautiful wife and kid.
b. I sleep on a comfortable bed in the safety of my home.
c. I have ears that work and I could listen to all the music I want.

*Liam smiling

Write as many as you can and keep this list somewhere you could easily read it whenever you feel sad. Also, try to add to it everyday.

2. Go out. Nothing refreshes the mind better than exercise. Play your favorite sport. Go ride a bike. Take a walk around town. Make sure you appreciate the little simple things around you like the clouds, the big trees etc as you go around.
*with my family at Boracay

3. Stay away from negative things. And this includes negative people. If you truly wanna be happy, you gotta stay stay away from people and things that make you sad. Don't watch the bad news on tv, watch a funny movie or sitcom instead. Don't read the bad news on paper, read the funny comics section instead or find a good book. Don't listen to sad music. Honestly, I threw away all my cds with those old "sentimental" songs. Don't hang out with people who have nothing good to say, they'll just ruin your day. Instead, invite one of your positive good friends for a movie, coffee or dinner.

4. Eat some bananas! This may sound weird but yes they do work. Try it out :)

Remember, life is too short to be so sad. You create your life, so enjoy it as much as you can.

Have fun!


*KiM* said...

Nice post. Love you!

Paulo said...

hehe thanks kim! :)

Jamil said...

funny was just reading this and i looked over at dean, and guess what, she's eating a banana! hehe

Paulo said...

hehehe nice! it works pare, you better try it also :)

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