NEW DELHI India
Try this: Smile at everyone who comes within
ten feet of you, make eye contact and say ‘Hello’ to
everyone within five feet, writes Swami Anand Kul Bhushan.
This may seem silly but it works to make you, and others,
What are your ten happiest moments in life?
Make a list.
When you compile this list, you will realise that most of
your happiest moments are experiences as opposed to material
Now try to re-create those situations and stop hankering
after products, luxurious or basic.
Start your day by thanking existence.
Right at the top of this list is the gift of life that
Then, health, followed by the love of your family and
friend, your comfortable home, and your list gets longer and
longer as you count your blessings.
Even if you not have a job or enough money, you have your
life, the most precious gift from existence.
And your life can end any second.
So be grateful for it.
Thus, you say loudly all the blessings you really
appreciate and not take them for granted.
When you start your day by counting your blessings, you
lay the foundation of a happy day ahead.
The same goes for an entire week.
Mondays are not
depressing and Fridays are not uplifting.
Destroy this myth by telling yourself that Mondays give
you a fresh start for the week and Fridays start a relaxing
and joyous weekend.
You have 4,000 weeks in an average life span, so demolish
this myth and be happy the entire week.
Change your mindset.
It’s not about ‘getting through the week’ or ‘surviving
until my next Friday.
Instead, set your aim to ‘enjoy the week’ or ‘to inspire
Be at your best self for the first four minutes of
arriving at work or returning home.
This uplifts the entire period at work or at home.
And, it is infectious in spreading happiness.
Don’t be afraid to hug the people you know well to show
you appreciate them.
The average hug lasts 2.1 seconds, but for the endorphins
to transfer, it needs to last seven seconds or longer.
And your relationship improves.
But be very cautious with the opposite sex.
Consider the positive side of everything.
Your car did not start this morning.
Take it easy, you can get it fixed later.
But be thankful that you own a car.
You are paying too much tax.
Thank existence that you are earning so well.
Only ten per cent of your happiness depends on things
that happen to you, while 90 per cent depends on how you
react to these events.
Always make a conscious choice to be positive.
What’s the worst possible scenario when you have a
On a scale of one to ten; ten being death, where is this
If it is death, you are allowed to feel down, but
anything else, get over it.
And move on.
Your brain will immediately think that you are happy, and
you’ll feel a whole lot better.
Remember that happiness has a ripple effect and infects
people three degrees removed from you.
A Sufi mystic who had always remained happy was asked …
For seventy years people had watched him, he had never
been found sad.
One day they asked him: ‘What is the secret of your
He said: ‘There is no secret.
"Every morning when I wake up, I meditate for five
minutes and I say to myself:
'Listen, now there are two possibilities: you can be
miserable, or you can be blissful. Choose.’