by Vishnu Subramaniam April 21, 2016
You don’t have to travel around the world or spend years in a monastery to find happiness. Happiness is all around us—within us. That means it isn’t some far-off, unimaginable destination. It’s something you can cultivate through small, consistent actions.
These nine small adjustments will help you tap into happiness more and more with every passing day.
“Happiness is not ready-made.
It comes from your own actions.”
—The Dalai Lama
1. Choose to appreciate rather than to complain.
You can complain until you’re blue in the face. You can complain that you’re reading this article, that it’s too cold outside, that life isn’t fair. But it’s a surefire way to feel lousy about yourself and everything around you.
When you have the option of complaining—don’t. Instead, ask yourself, “What can I appreciate about the circumstances in front of me? What is good about…
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