A happy day is a day filled with smiles. Laughter is an upbeat response to the stimulus around you. In many respects, laughter is a "misconnection" in your brain trying to connect two opposite factors which cause an instinctive release of laughter. Most jokes have an odd ending twist that triggers an emotional response.
One has to exercise their mind on a daily basis. It means to gather information, process it, store it, and use it in order to meet your own expectations, goals and work. But it also needs to relax and reboot itself otherwise the stress of daily life will create negative thoughts to take root, such as fear.
And once negative thoughts take center stage, it can lead to a regression introspection of anxiety.
Like fear, the past and the future are products of your mind. No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Happy people know this, so they focus on living in the present moment. It’s impossible to reach your full potential if you’re constantly somewhere else, unable to fully embrace the reality (good or bad) of the very moment.
To live in the moment, you must do two things:
1) Accept your past. If you don’t make peace with your past, it will never leave you and it will create your future. Happy people know that the only good reason to look at the past is to see how far you’ve come.
2) Accept the uncertainty of the future, and don’t place unnecessary expectations upon yourself. Worry has no place in the here and now.
As Mark Twain once said,
“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”It is very difficult to control one's emotional state. We can train ourselves to react in certain situations. But there are moments where a hard wired response (a survival mode) will kick in and overwhelm the individual. We can’t control our emotional responses, and we can’t control all of our circumstances, but we can rid ourselves of habits that serve no purpose other than to make us miserable.
Everyone knows what makes them happy. With that in mind, everyone should set off a simple plan to achieve those things that make you happy. For example, if you are lonely list a few things or places where you can meet new people who share your ideas, hobbies or likes. Then go out and try to take baby steps to find new sources of happiness. If you don't try, you cannot succeed. If you don't try, you cannot change your situation. Happiness is something that is not given to you. You must go out and find it.