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Joy vs Happiness

Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivate gratitude wherever possible, even for the things that challenge you, as these help you to grow and build strength. Journaling can help you do that:

  • At the end of each day, write 10 things that you are grateful for that day.
  • Celebrate and recognize them.
  • Soon you will see running themes and will be able to make them happen more often.

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Joy vs Happiness

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Joy vs Happiness

Joy is more consistent and is cultivated internally. It comes when you make peace with who you are, why you are and how you are, whereas happiness tends to be externally triggered and is based on other people, things, places, thoughts and events.

Meditating For Joy

It's important to be able to tap into your heart rather than your head, your intuition rather than your thinking mind. Quietening the chatter in your mind and creating space within allows you to better see what brings you joy.

Reducing Social Media

  • Check social media sites just twice a day. Once mid-morning, so you’re not starting your day with social media, and again late afternoon.
  • Keep a maximum of two portals of instant messaging that friends and colleagues can contact you on.
  • Choose those you ‘follow’ or who appear in your feed wisely. Opt for those who inspire you, not those who bring you down.

Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivate gratitude wherever possible, even for the things that challenge you, as these help you to grow and build strength. Journaling can help you do that:

  • At the end of each day, write 10 things that you are grateful for that day.
  • Celebrate and recognize them.
  • Soon you will see running themes and will be able to make them happen more often.

Gratitude And Joy

Having an attitude of gratitude makes us more appreciative and trusting, gives us better self-esteem and helps us bounce back from stress.

Embrace the simple experiences and pleasures, otherwise, you may take them for granted and these are often what top up our feelings of joy. Also, be more present, it makes simpler things more joyful.

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It's freedom from disturbance. A state of tranquillity and harmony that can be felt collectively or individually. Peace and happiness can be entwined, but the circumstances from which they arise are different.

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Happiness Is a Destination; Joy An Attitude

The vision of the life you desire is a destination you shouldn’t ignore as it’s key to understanding your happy place.

If happiness is the destination, joy is the milestone that leads there. Joy comes and passes through without the heaviness of it being a “final destination” because joy is an attitude.

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Marcus Aurelius

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

Marcus Aurelius
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt

"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."

How to brighten your day
  • Reflect on what you appreciate and love about your partner, friends, or family members.
  • Express your appreciation to them.
  • Take the time to see how you can help someone out.
  • Slow down for 3 minutes. Let your thoughts and body also slow down while you pay attention to life around you.
  • Smile towards the people you meet.
  • Make someone else happy. Give him or her a gift of some kind.
  • Take fewer things for granted, like your food, the weather, or small gestures. It will inspire and motivate you.
  • Take action and create the day you wish to have.
  • Say yes to something new.
  • Say no to a should that isn't that important.
  • Take a 2-minute laugh-break.
  • Do what you deep down think is the right thing.
  • Stand still for a minute, close your eyes and simply enjoy the sun.