Happiness is a subjective emotional state of joy, contentment, and fulfilment. It is often associated with positive experiences, relationships, achievements, and a sense of purpose or meaning in life.
Happiness can vary from person to person and can be influenced by various factors such as personal values, cultural norms, individual circumstances, and overall well-being. It is a complex concept studied extensively in psychology and philosophy.
Because it is a subjective emotional state and everything is in your mind, if you train your mind to create virtual universes, you can alter reality and create happiness from what causes you sadness.
The movie “Life is Beautiful” is an excellent example of this concept.
“Endorphins bring an energy you won’t have in a sedentary life. Psychological factors also affect your happiness and energy levels. If you’re not happy and you’re thinking negative thoughts, you can bring yourself down just as if you had a debilitating illness.“
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Is_Beautiful – Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella, Italian: [la ˈviːta ˈɛ bˈbɛlla]) is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film with Vincenzo Cerami. During World War II, in 1944 when Northern Italy is occupied by Nazi Germany, Guido, his uncle Eliseo, and Giosuè are seized on Giosuè’s birthday.
“In the camp, Guido hides the true situation from his son. Guido tells Giosuè that the camp is a complicated game in which he must perform the tasks Guido gives him. Each of the tasks will earn them points and whoever gets to one thousand points first will win a tank. He tells him that if he cries, complains that he wants his mother, or says that he is hungry, he will lose points, while quiet boys who hide from the camp guards earn extra points. Giosuè is at times reluctant to go along with the game, but Guido convinces him each time to continue.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CTjcVr9Iao – Life Is Beautiful | Official Trailer (HD)
Other than tricking the mind, when difficulties arise, it looks like there are also rules that tend to be objective rather than subjective, like the relationship between happiness with cleanliness and physical activity.
“The study reveals that simply by being in a clean space, 80 percent of people are more relaxed; 60 percent are less stressed; and 72 percent are more productive. Additionally, 72 percent of people sleep better in a clean home and 77 percent can focus better. So treat yo’ cleanly self — grab that Swiffer and go to town”
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8719442/ – Regular physical activity was found to be associated with higher levels of happiness, self-esteem, and satisfaction with life
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7678192/ – The reciprocal effects of physical activity and happiness in adolescents