My primary goal in life has always been to have a blissful life. Everything I have done in life has been with the aim of leading a happy and blissful life. I know for a fact that we all want to have a happy life and that adhering to some dos and don’ts will help achieve a blissful life. That’s why we work so hard to make more money, enjoy the freedom associated with being wealthy, and enjoy bliss.
We go to great lengths in search of happiness. However, one thing I have come to realize is that happiness is free and often right before our eyes. I have come that we experience happiness when we embrace a content life. By accepting that there are things we cannot change. However, we are often trying to change these things which results in pain, frustration, and sadness. In my insightful opinion, there are some things we must do and others we must not do to lead a blissful life. I have outlined these dos and don’ts in this article. Let’s dive in.
Do accept what is, don’t try to change it.
One of the greatest sources of unhappiness is trying to change what is. It is human to want things to turn out in a certain way. For instance, we hope that by offering love we must get love in return. When we don’t get what we expect, we result to forcing issues instead of accepting what is. In most cases, we end up getting hurt because we try to change things.
As earlier mentioned, happiness is all about being content with what we have. Life gives us an opportunity to be happy and it’s all up to us to accept. However, we should only accept things that involve other people such as loving and being loved back. Accept that you cannot change how people feel about you and if you try you will only get hurt in the process.
However, you should strive to change aspects that you can such as your financial situation or your environment. By environment, I mean the people around you. Accept that some people around you cannot give you happiness. Don’t try to change them, instead, let them go. More about this is in the next point.
Do surround yourself with happy people, don’t entertain unhappy people.
Your network is your net worth. In this case, your network is your net happiness. I can affirm that the quality of people you hang out with determines the kind of life you lead. For instance, if you hang around happy people who share a positive approach to life, most likely you will adopt their perception and approach to life. On the other hand, being around unhappy people who loath themselves and people around them, chances are that you will too.
Accept that people have different approaches to life. I acknowledge that we all have bad days once in a while but how people around you handle bad days determines how you will too. Surround yourself with happy people to be happy. You can rarely change how people feel. If they are always unhappy and bitter, trying to change that will cause you more pain. Instead, let them go before they impact your life in a similar way.
After writing this part, I experienced mixed feelings. How do you know to determine unhappy people? This is hard to put down but we should learn to trust our guts. There is that feeling in your gut telling you that a certain individual is toxic and emitting toxic vibes in your life. Trust that feeling and act upon it. Whether it’s having a negative perception of life, killing off your dreams or ideas each time you share them, or bad-mouthing others. Once you notice these small things and don’t hold on, instead let go for the sake of your happiness.
Do have a positive approach, don’t entertain negativity.
We perceive different life situations differently. Some take the positive approach while others are negative about it. Make sure you always approach situations positively. A positive approach guarantees bliss.
I will share something we call all relate with. We have all experienced a tough time when we run out of money and cannot afford even our basic necessities. How you approach such a situation determines how happy we are with ourselves and life in general. Most of us are quick to brand ourselves as poor during such situations. However, I would advocate for the term broke instead of poor. Being broke is a temporary situation and a positive approach while poor is somewhat of a permanent financial turmoil situation and a negative approach.
Probably you are saying that this is not important. But the brain interprets these two approaches differently. I have found that using the term broke (short-term) is what is it, a short-term situation. On the other hand, poor is an acceptance of the negative situation. Rather than seeking a solution to your current predicament, the brain allows you to settle for it.
Do focus on the future, don’t dwell in the past.
The past has killed so many dreams. Focusing on the past fills you up with doubts about your potential and capabilities.I recommend you learn from your past but don't regret anything that transpired. Rather than feeling sorry for the lost opportunities focus on spotting new opportunities in the future. It will be tough but nothing good in life comes… Click To Tweet
My life is propelled by discipline and motivation. Talent, motivation, and potential elevated my social and professional status but discipline kept me in those positions and elevated me to higher places. However, I recognize the power of motivation in living a blissful life. Always nurse your motivation by looking forward to a blissful life.
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