There are million ways to be happy.
We all pursue happiness frenetically.
Every single day, we are confronted with happiness and success on social medias or on TV.
On the contrary in real life, we are usually surrounded by stress and anxiety, in particular at work, but also at home.
Subsequently, you will suffer a huge loss of self confidence.
With this in mind, if today you lost your confidence, your motivation, or if you fight depression, DO NOT GIVE UP.
“Happiness is like the sun hiding behind the clouds.”
After the rain comes the sunshine.
Or there are no rainbows without a little rain.
I could give a handful of practices to be more happy, but why making it difficult when you can make it so simple?
I’ll share with you today 5 VERY EASY tricks to be happy, according to science, and you can use it NOW.
By saying science, I am referring to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
You might have already heard of it, but for those who didn’t – NLP is a unique approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s.
Facts behind the Science
There is a connection between neurological processes, language and behavioral patterns learned through experience.
These can also be changed in order to achieve specific goals in life.
We start today.
3, 2, 1… ACTION!
1. To Be Happy, You Need To Think You Are Happy
>The subconscious is 90% of our mind compared to 10% only for the conscious side.
For instance, right now, you are probably already picturing yourself happy in a soon future.
This is why you are reading this post, to teach yourself how to be more happy, isn’t it?
As much as you can, and as many times as you can - imagine yourself happy.
Next time your neighbor says:
‘Hey, you think it’s going to be raining tomorrow?’
You shall answer, ‘Sun or rain, either way tomorrow I will be happy.’
“When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
– John Lennon
3. Imagination Is Stronger Than Will
If there had to be a fight between will and imagination, imagination would win it EASILY.
If you want to be happy, but you can’t imagine a future where you would be blessed with happiness, then it’s very unlikely to happen.
You might have tried this diet many times before to lose those extra pounds, but always gave up. This is exactly why.
You never imagined how you would actually look like, you never pictured it, you never made it look so real it couldn’t be any other way.
Then your will lost the fight.
This goes the same with happiness.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein
Imagination would always win any fight in your subconscious.
When will and imagination are in growth, they add up and MULTIPLY exponentially.
Yes, you read well.
Let’s take Cristiano Ronaldo as an example. Many people will find him arrogant.
Why is it?
Well, he has always imagined himself as the best footballer on earth, but he also wanted it like nobody else did (he had the will).
With about 45 trophies on his shelf, who dares saying it is not possible?
Get that will and imagination working together for a while, and happiness will be coming right your way.
5. You are the leader
Sometimes you might think your imagination is wandering without you being able to control it, but it isn’t true at all. This is just another thought you created.
What you think, tends to become real.
“Your thoughts create your reality”
– Neale Donald Walsch
There you go, you have learned five very simple steps to be more happy.
You can replace happiness by anything else you want such as success, fortune, love, family and so on.
Now, it’s time for you to go and get that imagination up and running.