Feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and well-being are all a part of mental health and should be the norm. However, we’ve got things a bit backward. Being stressed and unhappy seems to be the norm; happiness is a reward for hard work. Here’s how it should be:
Research has shown that happy people are healthier and more productive, achieving more. Achievement in a field that is important to you promotes feelings of fulfillment and satisfaction, thus creating more happiness. It’s a positive feedback loop.
If you don’t believe that you deserve happiness, then think of it this way:
A happier you can be more helpful to others and give back more to the community. You deserve to be happy because your happiness will help others.
Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit .