Why Being Happy Is Easier Than Being Miserable


March 13, 2010   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

I hate miserable people! OK, let me rephrase this last statement: I don’t hate miserable people because to hate someone we first have to love them. But let’s say I can’t stand people who constantly complain, whinge, and choose to be miserable while they DON’T do a single thing to lift themselves out of their misery.

Being miserable sucks, but we all are at times – yes, even me. I have my bad times too. I tend to stick my head under the covers for a day or so before I re-emerge into the world.

Getting into a funk isn’t planned; it just happens. Whether it’s a sting of bad luck in life or some complicated chemical setup in our brain, it doesn’t go away easily.

Depending on the day of the week, you answer here may vary, but: Is your glass half empty or half full? Is that always your answer? No? Well, it that your answer most of the time? There are two types of people on this planet: Those who are negative by default, and those who see the positive side, even in dark times. I consider myself to be the latter.

I take failure as a means to move ahead in life because I analyze my shortcomings and use what I learn to do better next time. If the Sh7$ hits the fan, I might get upset, angry or depressed, but I NEVER GIVE UP!

I’d choose happy over miserable any day. By choosing happiness we open ourselves up to experiencing great moments. By being happy we invite success, fun, opportunities and love into our lives.

Naysayers: Some people choose to be naysayers. They consistently complain, bully, whinge and find reasons to see things in a bad light. Naysayers are bitter people! Why? I don’t know because my mind doesn’t work that way.

Perhaps you can tell me.

It beats me really. Why would you want to make your existence on this wonderful planet a miserable one if you have a sound mind to choose otherwise?
Do you choose happiness? If so, why? Why do you choose happiness over misery? Is it perhaps because doors open to you that otherwise wouldn’t? Or is it because your outlook on life is generally positive like mine?

Did you know that your mind is directly responsible for your failures and successes in life? If you don’t believe me do this little experiment:

Observe what happens to you when you feel miserable the moment you get out of bed the next time it happens. How does this influence your day? Then observe how great life is when your mind is positive and open to new experiences and opportunities.

How does this influence your day now?

You should have no doubt that by choosing happiness over being miserable you hold the key to all the good things in life that are naturally yours. Are you ready to claim them?

Written on 3/13/2010 by Monika Mundell. Monika Mundell is a passionate freelance writer and pro-blogger. Her blog Freelance Writing helps new freelance writers to get started in this exciting industry. If you like to work with Monika, feel free to visit her Portfolio site. Photo Credit: St0rmz



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