There are countless opportunities for us to be happy, but we often pass them by without realizing it’s what we’ve been waiting for all along. If you find it hard to spot these opportunities, here are 5 questions that will help you recognize the signs.
1. What do I have in my life that I am truly thankful for?
We’ve all got a lot to be thankful for. But most of us take these for granted. For example, just the fact that we are breathing and alive right now is going to go unnoticed by most of us. But when we fall ill, or worse, when we’re on our deathbeds, only then do we realize how important each breath was.
2. Am I spending my time with the right kind of people?
There’s an old saying that goes, tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are. Take a look around you. Are you surrounded by the right kind of people? Do they make you happy? Or are they dragging you down into a downward spiral?
3. How much money do I really need?
Money is important, but not that important. Sure, when you have loads of money, it’s easier to buy the things that can make you happy. But did you know, that having money doesn’t automatically translate to happiness? There are a lot of unhappy, but extremely wealthy people out there.
4. What am I doing to make the world a better place?
Paying it forward is a great concept that every person on this planet should practice daily. Make it your legacy to leave the world a better place than when you found it. Do whatever it takes to make a difference in someone else’s life. Trust me, you’ll feel a whole lot better about yourself at the end of the day.
5. Am I living the life I want to live?
Ah, the million dollar question. Are you truly living the life you want for yourself? Or are you living it because that’s what others expect you to do? Only you know the answer to that. If you truly want to find happiness, you need to love what you’re doing and live the life you want.