Here's one of the most paradoxical but important truths about happiness:
“To be happy in the future, we need to know how to be happy now.”
Why? Because happiness (or unhappiness) is not imposed on us by the world around us. It comes from our ability to take control of our emotions by deciding how we perceive our world.
At any given time we have an unlimited number of reasons to be happy - and an equally unlimited number of reasons to be unhappy. Our level of happiness is simply a reflection of our ability to focus on the reasons to be happy and disregard the rest.
Before you start planning a brighter future, take a moment to remind yourself about all the reasons you have to be happy now. Then you’ll be well on your way to an even happier one!
Written by Younes Lattenist