People are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Happiness is an inside job, which is why we decide how happy we are, just like Lincoln suggests. So today, choose happiness!

My only goal in life right now is to be happy. Genuinely, intensely and consistently happy, regardless of what that looks like to others.

Unknown Author

Being happy means something else to everyone and that’a perfectly fine. You don’t have to live a life that others understand. Instead, live a happy life on your terms.

The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.

Leo Babauta

You get to create your happiness every single day based on the attitude that you have towards your life and the circumstance you live in. You can choose to see everything with gratitude and appreciation, which will make you a happier person. It will also support you in being your best self, as happy people are more free to be their beautiful and authentic selves.

Stringing together a bunch of small beautiful pleasures is where you’ll find happiness.

Unknown Author

Happiness is found in the small every day things that often enough pass by without us realizing. But if you just slow down and allow yourself to be in the moment you will realize just how precious those little experiences are.

An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born.

Jes Allen

Once you have figured out for yourself what a happy life means to you, what brings you joy while doing it, you are far ahead of many other people out there, as more people in our western world are unhappy and seem to have not found their personal holy grail of happiness. But just think what it would feel like to be yourself, to not have to plan vacations or wait for the weekend to be happy, if you knew what your happy feeling was you you’d be able to implement that into everyday life!

Why don’t you take action today? Pick one of the quotes that most resonated with you and based on that formulate an action that you can execute on during the next week. Let me know your thoughts, especially, if some of those quotes resonate in a different way for you. I’d love to hear about it!

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Posted by:Nina Vossschulte