When are we not in pursuit of happiness, trying to ace the best class result, getting to dance with the girl we had a crush on, giving an amazing presentation in front of our boss, etcetra and etcetra, the list goes on! Nearly 99% of our actions are in pursuit of happiness, most of the times for ourselves and rarely for others.

In both cases, happiness is relative!

Still, there are some basic underlying principles of being happy and how to have a happy life.

1. Learning Happiness

To be happy it is essential to be surrounded be happy things, things that give you joy and make you feel special. You should surround yourself with activities and people that bring a smile on your face. You should cut down and negate on people and those things that hurt you or upset you in any form.

2. Set Goals for yourself

Having goals will automatically lead you to pursue something. It will remove negative thoughts and you would not be having “a devil’s mind”! What I mean to say here, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop and you will naturally be busy and find various ways to achieve it. Having goals is always beneficial because it gives your mind some direction.

3. Have your armor on

It is essential to always have your guard on. Try and be as confident as possible. An optimistic person seems a confident person. Therefore, confidence is key. Half our battle is won if you are confident.

4. Enjoy the smaller pleasures

Life is all about the little – little pleasures. Take each day as it comes. Enjoy the little things that bring joy. Take out time to just see the birds chirping or the dog playing in the park, dance a little with your grand children or just in the rain! Have a sip of tea and make yourself cozy.

5. Energy follows thought

Positive energy leads to positive action. Last week in my own particular experience, I felt that if I believe and say something good, it always happens. So as a principle, I always say to speak only the good things. 🙂

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Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂


I am sure you are guessing, if there is some pun intended! But nope, not this time…

I strongly suggest never go out looking for happiness…. meaning do not do something thinking it might or shall give you happiness.

And Why So?

1. The primary reason is expectancy. Problems that we people have are majorly because of expectations. We believe in something and think and associate expectations. But if things do not pan out the way they are, frustration , anger and depression seeps in.

2. Also, there is reverse psychology to it. If you do something to gain happiness, what it tell about you. It means your brain is trying to tell your that you are not happy in the current state. And I am pretty sure no one wants to know that.

3. A third reason to this is your mind subconsciously attaches itself to anything close. It could be an activity, a cause, a person, a place. And things are not constant. So where there is a shift, the mind has its own battles.

4. Also, the second you go out in pursuit of happiness, you become vulnerable. Vulnerable to anything because all your emotions are out in the open.

So how do you find Happiness?

It is simple.

And there is no code for it.

There is no shortcut to it.

And there is no sure shot formula to it.

Every one has their own happy triggers, one has to understand that better and be aware of them more. In simple words, try out new things and understand what you like and what you do not enjoy. You will find your happiness.


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Love & Happiness,

Bhavana 🙂