Friday, May 9, 2014

Happiness

What is Happiness??

According to Wikipedia, Happiness is a mental or emotional state of Well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. However, everybody will have different interpretations of the above definition. For me happiness is that state of calm when I want nothing more from life. 

I recently read an article on stress management that said to avoid stress taking a toll on you, you should find sometime every week for yourself and do things that make you happy. Now even thought thankfully I'm fare from being stressed out due to my utter lack of interest in anything remotely serious, the article inspired me to list down all the things that make me happy. So here is my list of 5 things that bring me ultimate happiness.(these are not necessarily my top 5)

  1. Being with loved ones: It's he comfort and extra adrenalin flush to the body that keep it nourish. I love to surround myself  with my love one. 
  2. Extra Sleep in the Morning: I'm sure everybody would agree with me on this one. Who does not like that 5 minutes extra sleep after you throw away your alarm clock. I don't know about others but I literally throw away the poor phone. And when you realize that those 5 minutes can be extended to an hour, the joy is indescribable. 
  3. Chocolate/Anything sweet: A new study shows that eating dark chocolate may lower levels of stress hormones in people feeling stressed out. 
  4. Going out with friends: I have been blessed with some really good friends. yes there are a couple of jerks as well but then you need them to  add a dash of excitement in life. Having lunch with my besties, while we all crib and complaint of everything that's going wrong in life is the best possible way for me to be happy. 
  5. Shopping: Though I'm a slight miser and usually don't spend money without calculating and comparing every possible store and item, there are times when retial therapy  is the only thing that can keep me sane.

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