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How to Achieve Happiness by Evaluating Events

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 177

One of the most important skills to master to achieve happiness is to have the ability to find realistic and positive reframes. Reframes are events, situations, and occurrences in themselves that do not necessarily cause you happiness or unhappiness. Reframes are very important for living a happy life and the quality of your life is the quality of your reframes. Events always happen; because of events you use your brain to evaluate your personal or subjective thoughts of that particular event which causes an emotional reaction. If you evaluate, or reframe that event as neutral then you won't develop any emotional reactions, but if you evaluate the event or reframe it in a negative fashion you will trigger an emotional reaction which will make you feel sadness, unhappiness, annoyance, anger, frustration, and all other types of negative reactions. However, the same is also true if you evaluate or reframe an event into something positive. When you evaluate something as positive you will have an emotional reaction which triggers your happiness, joy, contentment, serenity, relief, or pleasure, it is your own way of thinking or evaluating an event that causes or creates your emotional reaction.

That is one tip to help you achieve happiness. But, even if people evaluate something as positive, you may evaluate it as negative, or vice versa, that is why it is all up to you to decide how you will evaluate an event. A person is constantly evaluating things either consciously or unconsciously, we do so because it is our initial reaction to things. If you think of something negatively you should try to think of a way to evaluate it into something positive. It will help you develop your trait of happiness and will make you feel better knowing you were happy with that event. Someone who masters their ability to evaluate events into a positive light will life a happy life. This type of person will always look for ways to evaluate things in a positive manner, and will always appreciate the events he or she experiences. Even if it is hard to find a way to evaluate an event in a positive way, instead of thinking "I can't wait until this is over." you should think "I am grateful my life is usually better than this." Instantly, you will feel happier knowing that this event is positive for you.

Evaluate events in a positive manner and you will be able to achieve happiness a lot sooner than you think. But, if you are going to be negative you won't be able to find that happiness in your life. It is time to start living a happy life!

This article was written by professional speaker and motivational author Eli Attias from his website. His website provides many informational and inspiring posts and articles on what it means to be happy and touches upon many topics such as Anger, Self-Control, Patience, Relationship Advice, and much more. You can visit his website at http://www.HappinessDirect.com/

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