Happiness Doesn’t Grow on Trees


Happiness is a weird emotion.* Sometimes we know that everything is right, yet we don’t feel happy, and that makes us wonder what’s wrong with us. You can also be happy one second, very nervous the next, very sad the moment after. And why is that?

I feel like a lot of us over-worriers tend to look at everything as ever-fleeting, making it even more short-lived than what it should’ve been. A lot of times we end up subconsciously thinking “Omg this is great, but what happens next? Is this going to last? What can I do to be even happier?”.

We’ve used to try and maximise our happiness so much that we stopped enjoying the moments where we’re actually happy.

I tried doing this and it worked on myself: when you start feeling anxious or worries after a moment of happiness, just yell/say to yourself “I’m happy. I’m excited!” and train yourself to believe that you’re excited when you’re actually meant to be, and that you’re happy when you have all the reasons to be.

Happiness, for a lot of people, doesn’t just happen. Just keep reminding yourself that you deserve to be happy and there’s no need worrying when the happiness is going to end – the key is to take advantage of it while it’s here.

*personal opinion 😉


8 Comments Add yours

  1. catharticrantss says:

    This is so true and I completely agree but I do really wish it was easier to practice this :/

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  2. John Eli says:

    I dig this. By nature, I’m a worrier. I might seem like I’m a mad man, but I have had to train myself to be focus on happier thoughts. This week I challenged myself to stop and think of 3 things that I’m grateful for when I feel tempted to complain.

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    1. newpmv says:

      That’s a good challenge to have, I hope it works 🙂

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  3. So true life is what we make of it! I also wanted to let you know I launched my blog under a new domain and url… TheSunshineArtist.com

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  4. Melanie B says:

    Overthinking everything is a happiness killer. I’m guilty of it myself. We need to learn to live in the moment, appreciate what we have and not compare ourselves to others.

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    1. newpmv says:

      Am guilty of it too unfortunately, but being aware that we’re doing it is the first step to dealing with it I guess 🙂

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      1. Melanie B says:

        That’s what I am telling myself as well. 🙂

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