“Happiness comes from within” – we have heard this sentence a million times. Its main mantra is that if we look deep and well enough inside ourselves, we will find out who we really are, what we want and the mosaic’s tiles will find their place all on their own.
Generally we are all responsible for our own decisions, but to be truly happy we need other people.
It’s extremely important to take care of ourselves; to eat healthy, get enough rest, have a clear mind and clear goals.
Mastering the breathing technique and a warm bath are great ways to relax and can definitely help us stay on the right way, but concentrating too much on our own personal needs can take us down a completely different and plain wrong path.
We are living in a society where the “Big I” is glorified, or our personal luck is put on a pedestal instead of the society and relationships with other people.
The irony is that this concept is actually harmful for us. Countless studies show that the happiest people have very close and healthy relationships with their family and friends.
Social interaction outside your circle of close friends and family are of an utmost importance too. People that connect with other people, even random strangers on the street or the bus station, manifest better and lively mood.
Humans are social creatures and our physical and mental health depends on our social relations. We are all aware of the importance of having a “shoulder to cry on”, someone to rely on when you need it the most and be there for you when you are going through tough times.
It’s a little known fact that people are happier when helping others and there is a huge probablity that you can find someone who needs your help as soon as today! Seize the opportunity, help them and let that help you feel better and relieve the stress.
The key is to find a way to escape from the cell our mind is in and look at ourselves from a distance.
As much as looking deep within ourselves is important, it’s equally important not to neglect the need for interaction with others.