A Way of Life

Finding Happiness Is a Daily Choice

Janice Eastman
4 min readApr 5


The sun rises over an open field.
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Happiness is a desired state and choice we make every day.

According to Mayo Clinic, happiness does not occur magically.

And it is not even something that happens to you; it’s something you can work towards developing.

Lasting happiness is the one thing that everyone in the world wants. Yet, it is difficult to find. As a result, it’s not surprising that people go to great lengths to try and find happiness.

Many people believe that lasting happiness can only be achieved by attaining wealth, power, or fame.

This is not true: lasting happiness can be found by using the human attributes of self-control, Mindfulness, Compassion, integrity, and wisdom.

  • Self-control is when you can control your emotions. Meaning you can manage your desire for self-indulgent pleasures, such as food or drink.
  • Mindfulness is when you can focus on the current moment. Instead of letting your mind wander.
  • Compassion is when you can show kindness and empathy to others. This means you can treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  • Integrity is when you can remain honest and moral in your dealings with others. This means you do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

The best way to create a happier you…

The best way to create a happier you is to focus on your mind.

There are two ways to do this: altering your life and changing how you think.

Making changes to your life can be difficult, but it can also be gratifying. To live happily, you must first find happiness within yourself. And while there are many ways to accomplish this, you can also do many things to make yourself more unhappy than you already are.

A lot of people make bad choices that make them unhappy. They don’t know how to live a happy life — and it’s not entirely their fault.

Many of us aren’t taught how to live a happy life; we are prepared to live a successful life — something entirely different.



Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.