Written by: Carmen Benton, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
I don’t know you, but I find it very depressing to tune into the news lately. There is one sad, frustrating, uncontrollable topic that everyone is talking about, even to the point of exploiting our human condition and humanity to profit by only giving us one side of the story. This situation that we are all living together is so sad and the news act like a vacuum, sucking all your hope, happiness and light just to leave sorrow, frustration and fear in their place.
So where to find happiness despite of the news in today’s world and with the viral we are experiencing? The answer is actually very simple, yet difficult to listen to: The only place where you can find happiness now, tomorrow or in any other time in your life is within.
I’m sorry I don’t have a magic pill that you can take and wake up a happier person tomorrow, but it’s true. However, the good news is that all you need to be happy is contained inside you.
Awaking your senses to find what makes you sparkle, however, is one of the hardest parts of the process, and that’s why I want to give you here some steps to do exactly that, especially during these times:
"Remember that the happiness you are so desperately seeking is within you right now."
Take advantage of the quarantine. Learn to love the fact that you have the opportunity for the first time in forever to be with yourself. Alone. Without distractions and pressures. No place to be. No reason to rush. Relearn how to love yourself, rediscover what makes your tickle, re appreciate your own company. I know it can be scary, but it’s worth millions and more.
Meditate like it’s going out of style. I know you have heard of meditation before, and I can’t simply convey to you the benefits of it in a fair matter, until you give it a try. Contemplate your breathing, contemplate the emptiness of a quiet space. Appreciate it and enjoy it. This is one of those times when the more the better. I’d recommend you meditate at least 20 minutes a day, but if you can go for hours, definitely go for it.
Be grateful for everything you already got. I know you want more, trust me, I want more too! But, have you stop to appreciate and to be grateful for what you already got, especially in these times. Do you have a job? Do you have a roof? Are your love ones safe? So much to be grateful for. This is not by any means a comprehensive guide on how to find happiness, but it’s for sure a start, and if you are not doing these three things already, it’s pointless to go to the next step.
Remember that the happiness you are so desperately seeking is within you right now.
Carmen Benton, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Carmen Benton is an International Life Strategist, dedicated to help women over 40 to find happiness and live with purpose. Why? Because everything you desire in life you want because you believe that by having it, you will be happier… and so how wonderful life would be if you can be happy right now, right here, with the life you already got. Carmen is a Mechanical Industrial Engineer with an MBA from a branch for Harvard Business School, and although she’s been very successful in her professional life after going through a divorced twice, she’s learned a thing or two about not looking for others to fulfill your desire of happiness, but instead to look within and to Live with Purpose and Passion.