What is the true meaning and how to achieve it

Health, according to the World Health Organization, is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”.[1] A variety of definitions have been used for different purposes over time. Health can be promoted by encouraging healthful activities, such as regular physical exercise and adequate sleep,[2] and by reducing or avoiding unhealthful activities or situations, such as smoking or excessive stress. Some factors affecting health are due to individual choices, such as whether to engage in a high-risk behavior, while others are due to structural causes, such as whether the society is arranged in a way that makes it easier or harder for people to get necessary healthcare services. Still other factors are beyond both individual and group choices, such as genetic disorders.

Now Read Carefully details

Have you been constantly running after happiness? Well, chances are that may be the leading cause of your misery. Come, find out more.

What is happiness? Well, if you read the Wikipedia definition, the term is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. But again, what is happiness, really?

Often, we attach happiness with the accomplishment of our goals. But chasing that emotion can sometimes also be one of the major reasons behind our misery in life.

The thing with our generation is that we expect to be happy all the time, when in reality, happiness is to be found within.

What makes you miserable in chasing happiness?

Our happiness is directly linked to competing with people, achieving our set of goals and plans, setting benchmarks on social media, so on and so forth.

Dr Kriti Anand, Associate Consultant, Psychiatry, Paras Hospitals, Panchkula, says, “Happiness has a different meaning now. The joy of satisfaction is lost somewhere. We all are in a hurry. Hurry to earn more, so that we can buy a bigger car, a bigger house. In this hurry, we often forget what we already have!”

We often relate our misery with the unfulfilled desires and accomplishments wherein we forget to count on the things we already achieved in our life’s.

Your happiness is inside you, stop finding it in external factors. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Anand explains,”These days, happiness is measured directly with the wealth one has got. More the wealth, the more happiness. We are running day and night to earn that last penny so that we are a step closer to our dream. But at what expense? The more we run in the pursuit of happiness the more we put ourselves through the misery of being dissatisfied.”

Why are happiness and misery two sides of the same coin:

According to the expert, when people stress too much about wanting to be happy, they are more likely to experience their negative thoughts and failures. This becomes a leading cause of misery!

“Feeling anxious, sad, depressed are all basic human emotions. Feeling deprived of happiness during a crisis will add more to your misery and will definitely push you away from happiness,” Anand says.

Also, finding happiness in people and attaching yourself to goals and accomplishments, is the biggest cause of misery in a human’s life. Anand explains, “ Attaching yourself to the outcome is what causes us misery. Happiness is an internal thing.”

Happiness through materialistic pursuits is a problem.

Anand tells HealthShots,”We are seeing marriages fail, families being broken. We have all the time to earn money but we don’t have time for our loved ones. What’s the use of such materialistic happiness?” Trying to find happiness in materialistic worldly things and not investing in relations is also why the young generation is dealing with more misery than happiness.


Start your day with gratitude | There is no better way to ingrain joy and content in your life than giving thanks for what you have. When you focus on the things you are grateful for, you attract positivity and create avenues for happiness. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

How to overcome the practice of chasing happiness?

1. Practice gratitude
2. Learn to appreciate little things in your life, suggests Anand. Go out with your family. Eat that roadside ice cream with your kid. Take your mother to her favourite saree shop. In that moment, you’ll know the meaning of real happiness.
3. Stop chasing happiness, find it within yourself.
4. Clear your mindset from negative things. Learn to accept that it is human tendency to feel anxious and sad on some days.
5. Learn to accept the ups and downs of life. Accepting the outcome in advance will give you time to clear your mind.

Cheer up ladies, you don’t need external things to be happy!

Disclaimer Of

It must be agreed that the use of website shall be at the user’s sole risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law,, its directors, employees, and agents will make no representations about the exactness of the website’s content or the content of any sites linked to the website of. assumes:

no liability or responsibility for any errors, or inaccuracies,
 personal injury or any damage to property resulting from the user’s access to and use of the website,
any interruption or cessation of transmission in relation to our website,
any bugs, Trojan horses, or viruses, which may be transmitted through the website or by any third party
any omissions or errors in content by way of content posted, transmitted, or emailed. does not guarantee, endorse, or assume responsibility for any product or service offered by a third party through the website or any hyperlinked website or other advertising, and will not be in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between the user and the third-party providers of services or products. The user should use his/her best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.’s website may include hyperlinks to other websites owned or operated by parties other than us. will not be held responsible for the exactness or availability of such other websites. Any inclusion of the hyperlink does not refer to any endorsement or recommendation of the content on such third-party websites.

It is reiterated that not all treatments that appear here at website have been proven on a scientific basis. The information available on this site should in no way replace the advice of a doctor. does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided here.

Please check with a professional or doctor before using any of the suggestions mentioned. respects the intellectual property of others, and we request our users to do the same. bears no responsibility for the content on other websites that the user may find while using products or services.

Thanks All

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button