Happiness is a state of mind, not what studies say.

Studies show that those who have breakfast before work are more happier.
Studies show that those who exercise at least 30 mins a day are more happier.

I’m sure you’ve seen such study statements more than once. No doubt majority, if not all, are important for sustainability but what the studies don’t say is that happiness is a state of mind and a choice.
Yes, you’ve read right. Happiness is a choice. Your choice. I’ve met people who are the healthiest of the lot, but they don’t know how to be happy. I’ve met people who have everything in their lives, but they’re not happy. On the other hand, I’ve met people who have just enough to nothing, and they’re the happiest of the lot.

So why are those that have everything afraid of being happy? Is it because we have a lot to lose? Oh puh-lease, as if happiness is gonna steal that away. It doesn’t care about the kind of car you drive, how much you have in your savings, what kind of house you live in or what brands you buy. Geez.

Happiness is a choice. Your choice. It’s a state of mind. You have the choice to be happy with what you have or forever be chasing the new “IT” thing. Blame it on the media. Advertisements showing new cars, phones, houses, etc, have created that brainwash factor to us. Brainwashing us to think that what we have is not enough. And even as much as we say we have control of our minds – think carefully. Do you, really? Don’t you have that thought at the back of your head whenever you see an ad for something new , “Oh, I gotta get that!” Gotcha.

I’m as much of a human brainwashed like you. That’s why I’ve cut down on how much media I absorb. And constantly asking myself whenever I feel brainwashed, “Do I really need that? How is it gonna make me happy? Isn’t the current one I have still working fine?”

So, whenever you feel like you can’t be happy about anything in life – I urge you to please look at your life, what you’ve accomplished, the luxuries you have, the friends and family that surround you constantly, the love you have. If you can’t find it still, go take a holiday. Find a new perspective. Your life isn’t as sad as you think it is. Change it if it is.

The basic thing needed for happiness is love. Without love, men cannot live. You can everything in life but without love, you’ve not accomplished anything.

Be kind to one another 🙂 x


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