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From the point of view of Stoicism, one feels joy when something concrete brings satisfaction. For example, having fulfilled his duty. Have tried to give your best. Being with family and friends, enjoying it. Appreciate so many little things that many take for granted. A surprise, a special moment. You can be happy knowing that there are days when we will be happy and others, not so much. The ending is a state of balance and internal contrast that marks our course in life.

In all of this, gratitude, love, curiosity, resilience and cognitive flexibility are a source of emotional stability, joy and happiness.

Happy people surround themselves with optimistic and healthy friends, they take care of them and know how to choose allies. As in John Donne's poem, "No man is an entire island of himself. Each man is a piece of the continent, a part of the whole. Being generous, positive and not believing ourselves to be the center of the universe is a magnet for this type of relationship. In this sense Diogenes states, the person with the fewest needs is the freest and happiest. Happiness has to do with having a life plan. Love, emotional balance, goals, culture, inner peace and friendship

Albert Einstein said that brilliant is he who dares to correctly direct his ideas at a given moment. Nothing is as extraordinary and vital in the human being as our ability to readjust behaviors and thoughts with love to survive successfully and move forward with greater boldness to take better advantage of the complexity of each scenario to obtain maximum benefit.

Einstein left other phrases that allow us to glimpse what the scientist meant by a happy life. Those papers have been baptized as the theory or formula of happiness. In one of them he says: "A humble and quiet life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success and the constant restlessness that it implies."

Cognitive flexibility directed with love is understanding and empathy, knowing how to intuit why things are the way they are at a given moment, it is knowing why people act, it is seeking the possible causes of those daily problems that we have with those around us.

Only a flexible mind commanded by the wealth of the soul will be able to face difficulties to survive and achieve happiness. Not being able to see the multiple perspectives of our reality is like putting locks on our happiness. In this direction we have great allies and goals such as self-esteem and self-sufficiency, great weapons to overcome fear and distance ourselves from the society of toxic people and corruption presided over by psychopaths who only seek the power-money binomial.

First of all the great power of the mind. To generate a positive change in our mental attitude and its relationship with bodily health, it is necessary to "reprogram our mind", or in other words, discover the path so that it generates attitudes, symptoms, evolution, thoughts and sensations of well-being. This is possible through psychological therapy, with cognitive restructuring techniques among others, where the person discovers the erroneous programming in their subconscious mind, which generates discomfort and illness.

Negative thought patterns are the source of tremendous emotional suffering and misery. In fact, they are the key factors of both depression and anxiety. Cognitive flexibility is directly related to many advanced mental abilities, such as:

1) Plan for the future

2) Metacognition

3) Self-control

4) Be able to consider multiple aspects of the same situation.

5) See things from a new, creative and innovative perspective.

In the links, cognitive restructuring, its benefits and practical examples.

https://nickwignall.com/cognitive-restructuring/ (2020).-----

https://www.choosingtherapy.com/cognitive-restructuring/ (2022).---


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