Happiness recipe

15.03.2015

I’m alone. It’s gloomy. I look at the cathedral in Cologne and think: what about this happiness?

Cologne. 15th March, 2015.

Do you think that I am happy, because I’m after a delicious breakfast in 4 star hotel and because I’m walking along the Rhine river? Do you think that I can be unhappy because of the weather? Or lack of a company? I’m really curious what you’re your thoughts. Why? Because it may inform you what you need to feel happy. But maybe happiness does not depend on anything.

 

I believe that we cannot be happy. We are happy from time to time. So this being happy from time to time depends on us. How? Generally we are creators of moments in life. I mean moments which we can describe as unforgettable, great, unique. More such moments in life, more often happy we are.

 

Milan. Long time ago…

 

I stood in front of Milan Cathedral. In the sun. The view was breathtaking, but I miss something to feel happy. So it was the important moment, but I would not call it unforgettable. Why? I had no possibility to share my emotion with anyone.

It was the lack of the main ingredient. Yes, happiness is the individual thing, but in most cases we focus too much on the weather and a wallet full of money. So what should we appreciate? Daniel Kahneman write about it:

 Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.

 

So, if you wish to feel more often happy:

  • take care about your health,
  •  have good family relations,
  •  focus on friendship

and spend your time as you like the best. As often as you can. In fact, more often!

 

Fot. Colonge.

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