I used to blog with separate headings and such, but lately it's becoming more like The! It's becoming like a diary.
There's something I've been thinking about on a regular basis. I'm going to say something that sounds a bit self-help-y.
I'm talking about how it's surprisingly easy to feel happy when you're alive for a day.
Oh, these are my personal thoughts and experiences. I am neither an expert nor an expert on the subject.
I don't know...
Vaguely, we want to live happily, but there are too many realities that we don't. It's hard to feel happiness in this world.
Well, I'm happy just to be alive! But do you really think from the bottom of your heart that you are happy just to be alive? I don't think so! (I don't deny those who think so, though.)
If living was happiness, everyone would be happy, but it's not, and that's why the word "I want to be happy" is thrown around so much.
So, the word "happiness" tends to have a big presence already, doesn't it? Happiness is like the peak of super happiness! No more worries! I'm too happy! It used to be a big word in my mind, just like the word you use when you are at the peak of happiness, but I don't think that's true...? But nowadays, I think it's not...?
I'm not trying to tell you to lower the bar for happiness. It's just that what we see and feel every dayunexpectedlysmallLet's realize that it could be a happy thing! I'm talking about that.
The way you feel can change the reality a little. Seriously.
No way, is this... self-help? I don't like the word "self-help".
If you take a closer look at your daily activities and thoughts, you can pretty much do petit happy things in a day.
For example, it's a really small thing, but when you wake up in the morning and think, "What shall I eat today? You might think, "I want curry today," or "I want pasta," or "I want sushi.
And if I go to the store afterwards and buy it and eat it, I am fulfilling one of my cravings! I am fulfilling one of my desires. This is also a small happiness.
It may be a very small thing, but I think it is very important. I think it is important to accumulate this happiness.
And me, a certain computer tool that I haven't been able to do for a long time.
I was about to give up, saying "I can't do it, I can't do it, I can't do it," but when I tried it just now, I was able to do it easily and normally.
The moment I was able to do something that I thought I had not been able to do for a long time, I felt a tremendous sense of accomplishment. This is also a small happiness.
I procrastinate a lot of things - I think, "So... I can't do it! I think to myself, "So... I can't do it! In both my professional and personal life, I tend to neglect things that I think I have to do.
I'll do the urgent ones right away.
For example, if you go to bed thinking, "I couldn't do this today, so I'll definitely do it tomorrow," and then accomplish what you had planned to do the next day, that's a great sense of accomplishment. You know, that's a great feeling of accomplishment. I feel this is also a petit happiness. Because the beer afterwards is so good!
And as this sense of accomplishment builds.Confidence to say, "Hey, I can do this."And it also leads to
Do what you don't want to do! I am not saying, "Do what you don't want to do! If you don't want to do something, it is best not to do it. But if you do something that will make things easier later, you should do it.
What and how we act, how we perceive, how we accept, this also depends on the individual.
Maybe you might say, "That's not happiness! You might say, "That's not happiness! But then, what is happiness? Happiness is something that can be felt by as many people as there are people, and there are no big or small things, right? Is happiness defined as becoming a millionaire or being able to live without working? Is it such a high hurdle?
I used to set the bar so high that I couldn't say "happiness" unless I was happy in all aspects of my life. But if I applied it to that, wouldn't it make my life even more difficult compared to that happiness?
As I said here, there are plenty of happinesses lying around in our daily lives, and if we feel each one of them, our daily happiness level will increase a little.
I think people who seem happy are more likely to practice such things. Because the more you think you are happy, the more it shows, right?
Isn't quality of life what we accumulate day by day?
Oh, is this self-help after all? I don't like it.
By the way, as an aside, I don't envy when I see people calling out "I am so happy" to the masses.
Because happiness is not something that appeals to everyone, but something you feel yourself from within.
I want everyone to be happy! I'm also not good at the idea of making people happy, because I don't think people can make other people happy. Only you can feel it. I would like to talk about that later.