Being joyful is a choice

If you are not joyful, then that is a choice you make. You have to take control of your life and the decisions you make. The bible tells to “rejoice always” in 1 Thessalonians 5: 16. Some people think money is happiness, yet they may be miserable with what they do daily to make their money. You might look at people who have everything and strive to be like them. These may be in the form of wealth, possessions, status, or even the position you hold at work. Many people have wealth and status but are completely miserable, lonely, or divorced. Happiness comes from within and being joyful is a decision you have to make.

Happiness is subjective

There are things in life that can make you happy that are subjective. They are subjective because happiness comes differently for everyone. You might find joy and happiness seeking thrills through rides like roller coasters and bungee jumping. This thrill may be more than torture for someone with a fear of heights, who would never step foot on a roller coaster or be brave enough to jump from a bridge suspended by a bungee cord. Everyone seeks happiness in their way. What makes you happy is a natural high that you deserve to seek. There is nothing wrong with the things that you find joyful. People may call you crazy, but that is because of subjectivity.

Naturally happy

Some people are naturally happy. This is a proven genetic disposition. It doesn’t mean that you were born to be miserable if you are not naturally joyful. Your genetics influences happiness, but it is not fixed as a determining factor. If you are not naturally happy, you can change how you think and feel. The key is to change the way your brain thinks and your behavior. You can learn to do things daily to bring up your happiness level which will help you learn to smile more and be a happier person.


Getting enough sleep is an important factor if you want to be a happy person. A good night’s sleep is needed for the body to function properly. When you don’t get enough sleep you might be moody, cannot think clearly, and be very unhappy. If you get 8 hours of sleep but you think that you get enough hours of sleep. You may be oversleeping or even be sleeping the wrong way. Some people don’t get a good night’s rest with a pillow while others need a very fluffy pillow. Your mattress could play into a bad night of sleep also. Sleep is a big factor and lack of sleep can cause problems with your health also. Ensuring total well-being requires a good night’s sleep.

If you are not sleeping well and you have determined the lack of sleep plays into how miserable you are throughout the days you need to fix this. You might need to change your daily schedule so you can get to bed earlier. You also might need to encourage other people in your household to help you a little bit more if you are working too hard. Sleep can be the entire reason you are miserable. If you cannot get to sleep and you toss around all night long staring at the alarm clock this could mean many different things. Some people are very depressed and it causes them not to be able to sleep well. To ensure happiness you need to get a good night of sleep.


Exercise is very good for the body and it helps the brain put out endorphins which are responsible for making you happy. Exercise is important for total health. This doesn’t mean that you have to be on a heavy exercise routine daily. However, you should try to sweat everyday. You can get an amazing exercise but just cleaning the house and doing normal household chores. This isn’t about losing weight. It is about creating happiness.

Being joyful is a choice

Being joyful is an attitude of the heart and a decision you make to always be positive and thankful in every circumstance.

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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