To live a contented and happy life, is something we all wish for. Yet for many, this state of being remains elusive. As difficult to hold on to, as capturing the mythical ‘Blue bird of happiness’. So why is it, that for so many people, no matter how hard they try, lasting happiness always seems so difficult to maintain?
It is said that true happiness must always come from within. And that the reason why so many people find it difficult to stay happy, is because their happiness is dependent on their circumstances, the people they interact with and their life experiences.
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A lot of people, these days, are under stress. This may be for a variety of reasons from unemployment to juggling childcare and work. Our lives have become busier with the advent of new technology. Some of the gadgets that were invented to make our lives easier, such as mobile phones, have actually made our lives more stressful. How many of you can actually say that you take time to switch off and relax? If you are like the majority of the population, you probably check texts and emails on your mobile phone at least once every hour.
You may not even realise that you have a problem. Perhaps you are on the treadmill of life and have become comfortable in you routine. Perhaps you pour yourself a glass of wine when you get home from work each night to relax. This is not healthy, either, and is just a substitute for the inner peace you are subconsciously trying to achieve. You won’t achieve inner peace by drinking alcohol; it may help to relax you, at first, but when it becomes a habit, it can lead to all sorts of problems. Research has shown that people with highly stressful jobs are more likely to become dependent on alcohol.
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