Have you ever thought what it would be like to have a happy life? Somebody suggest the key to happiness is to have a loving partner, others to travel the world or to be successful in their career.
According to lifestyle expert and coach Sarah Jones, there’s five golden questions that everyone needs to ask themselves to prove if their life really is complete.
Here, she has shared those questions with FEMAIL – and says if you can come up with an answer for all five, life is good.
What are you passionate about?
To truly know yourself is to know your passions and purpose, and then, hopefully, to use said passion and purpose towards doing good work in the world.
Part of living a mindful life is living a life of self-discovery and purpose.
Are you happy?
Probably one of the most difficult questions. When you achieve true happiness you should feel that everything is exactly in its place and moves in the right direction. Also, by being happy, we have the potential to change many other lives just by being ourselves.
How often do you smile?
Smiling is such a key ingredient for establishing a healthy lifestyle. Thoughts create emotions and happy thoughts create happy emotions. It’s super simple but it’s so true – think about the things you love to do that make you happy. Just visualising doing something that makes you happy is bound to make you feel happier in return. Make sure you smile everyday. Mother Teresa used to say: “Peace begins with a smile…”
Are you pessimist?
Trying to keep a positive attitude will not only make you more enjoyable to be around, it can also help your health. Having feelings of optimism and high self-esteem means you’re less likely to get sick compared to those who have negative emotions.
Do you cry regularly?
Many people claim to feel better after a good cry. Whether it’s to mourn the end of a close relationship or because of the sheer frustration of a bad day at work, once you come to wipe the tears away, the world can seem like it’s been put back together again.
Now research has suggested that tears could actually be a way of flushing negative chemicals out of the body and doing you a world of good.