Stop for a moment, be still, take inventory, reflect and become aware … happiness is a misnomer as it is fleeting from one moment to the next, merely the outcome of some favorable, external event.

Without inner peace, in other words if stressed, the mind is much too cloudy to interact with the sorrounding world appropriately, and we end up simply digging ourselves a deeper hole.

If you want your state of well-being to improve, focus on your true inner being first, build a foundation of tranquility and joy will arise naturally along with many other favorable qualities and experiences.