How to Be Happy

Being content can make one happy. Being content with one’s health, being content with one’s company (friends and family), being content with the fact one has a job, being content with the fact that one has money to spend; all these can aid one in their pursuit of happiness. I need to remember of the things that I have that allow me the feeling of contentment, especially when I feel down and broken, or when I am depressed and morose and believe that nobody will ever love me.

Further Reminders for Arif.

  1. I can increase the intensity of my workout, without putting a strain on my body, like how I may have put a strain on my body due to a rigorous training which left me broken and beaten for the past 1 week and 2 days. While increasing the intensity of my workout routine, I need to be mindful of proper form, and be kind to my body. I must keep in mind the function of doing such training: to engage the muscles, and to train them, in order to increase strength. This said, I should bend my knees, lowering my whole body to be closer to the ground, instead of bending my back to pick up heavy weights. Unnecessary strain will be put on my body if I do not be mindful of proper form, in doing anything.
  2. Correct posture should be given attention, because my body needs a proper form, in doing anything. Correct posture should be given attention to ensure good mobility while increasing the strength of muscles which may not be previously engaged due to an incorrect form. Therefore, correct posture should not be done, for the superfluous ‘want’ of having a better-looking posture.
  3. I should speak less, and focus on listening instead. I should be mindful of the things I say, and instead of immediately ‘speaking my mind’, I should ruminate on it, phrase it correctly (in my head), and then proceed to saying it, should there still be an absolute necessity to do so. Focus more on listening, and do less of speaking.