Happiness is not just a feeling or an emotion but it is also a choice. I have been to various orphanages and the smiles on the orphansâ€™ faces taught me that it was their choice to remain happy without having parents and a proper family.
There are a lot of ways one can stay happy and I know many people who have their own ways to remain happy. But I am choosing only two of these techniques to write in this article so that my point remains simple and the readers find it easy to focus.
Technique # 1 â€“ Look at people who have lesser than you
â€œLook at those below you (less fortunate than you), and donâ€™t look at those above you, for this is better.â€ (Muslim)
When you will compare your life with those who have lesser than you, it will make you feel grateful for all that you have. Observing othersâ€™ hardships will make you realize that everyone is suffering from one thing or the other.
Technique # 2 â€“ Imagine your life without the blessings you already have
Think of your life without a home to come back to, a bed to sleep on, a room to live without. Think of your life without certain beautiful relations in life. Think of your life without food in the kitchen or your wardrobe without clothes.
It will help you feel that all that you already have is enough. You have already been blessed by Allah more than you deserve and Insha Allah these thoughts will make you happy.
Remember that happiness doesnâ€™t always come from your external environment. It is an emotion that you choose to feel when things are going right in your life. So why not choose happiness over sadness even in times of despair because Allah is your protector.
Comment below with some of your techniques that help you to stay happy.