Imagine yourself in a specific situation during one of your daily routines. What was your expression then? Were you contented, or simply trying to get through the task at hand? If you were enjoying a bellyful of laughs then, give yourself a pat on the back. That probably means you encounter more positivity than the average urbanite in Malaysia.
Too many channels of communications have opened up for us in this age, so much so that many of us become entirely absorbed in multiple digital devices at a time in order to exact any feeling of fulfilment. What can change that, you ask? Get physical! In the very wise and catchy lyrics sung by Oliver Newton-John, we are needful of the physical touch - human company and a carefree moment or two that satiates our desires. Here are some suggestions from my collective memories and those of friends over the years that have served to tickle our funny bones.
These aren't rules for a happier self or me absurdly suggesting that it is necessary to always surround yourself with pals or shiny items to make yourself happy. It is simply the reenactment of familiar, cheerful scenarios or the anticipation of something new that prompts the feeling of cheer. From that, your mind and body learn to recognise contentment, and regulate the endorphins that spring forth in these periods of your life when you were more carefree. We all have some idea or other that we could learn from one another. Have you tried anything out of the ordinary lately that made you happy? I’d love to hear all about it.