The “so called” new normal has changed everything around us. Many people who have lived comfortably and contented in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”, are suddenly confronted with problems, they may have never faced. How can one deal with all the stress, fear, tempers and general unhappiness?
Each individual is unique and what brings happiness to one person does not necessarily bring happiness to another. Each one is free to pursue happiness but finding or having it, is not guaranteed.
The pursuit of happiness
Happiness depends on what you like, what you know, your self-esteem or may be your attitude. It can be found in the middle of a pandemic as it is a state of mind – your mind and it is your choice.
It is a fact that you are responsible for your happiness or misery. If you choose to be happy, you will find things all day long that pleases you, brings a smile on your face and gives you a feeling of well being. But if you choose to be miserable, everything you experience will annoy you or make you even more disgruntled.
Observing your own thinking is important. With time, effort and patience, you can make the choice to change your thinking and choose happiness over other things.
Even in this pandemic, most of us have something to be grateful for. This time has made us realize that there is beauty around us, how compassionate people are and recognizing and learning things about ourselves.
Yes, the best way to find happiness is not to search it, but create it.