- Memorize at least one thing everyday. This will make your brain sharp and your memory functioning. In this manner you will have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment: poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.
- Try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Individuals with heavy-set to material desires will have trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost, as in the end things begin owning you, not the other way around. When you become a person of minimal needs, you will be more content.
- Develop an endless curiosity about things you love. Become “an explorer” and view the world as your “own planet”. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events, try new things, get out of your comfort zone and experience as many different environments and sensations as possible.
There are too many things over which you have no control and the only thing you can do is to stop allowing them to make “dents” in your spirit.
Happiness is not something that others can take from you, but it is something that you would have to throw away on your own.
Of course, there will be times when things will not turn out the way you want them to. But, when they happen to the most loving, compassionate, careful and reasonable person, after the initial pain and shock, the decision whether or not to let yourself languish in despair is entirely up to you.
“If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day go fishing. If you want happiness for a year inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime help someone else.” Chinese Proverb