Bryan Dijkhuizen

Rewire Yourself #22: Why You Should Care About Your Happiness

I’m greeting you from Leeuwarden tonight,

This is Bryan Dijkhuizen from Medium, and Newsbreak. I hope you’re having a great day!

A tweet from last week that I’d like to share:

You don’t need all the attention you pursue. It’s all made up BS. People want you to believe that attention is what you need to be happy while it’s not.

You need true connections.

But also, getting a connection to yourself (again). Most people don’t have that.

A lot of people are just living their life. Doing what’s expected and nothing more than that. Deeply inside they’re miserable.

If you want to get in touch with yourself again, meditation might help. You’ll need purpose as well. In my newsletter I’m going to spend more time writing about this process and how you’ll become better at reflecting at your thoughts.

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Why You Should Care About Your Happiness

Happiness is an essential part of life. When we are happy, we tend to be more productive, healthy, and successful.

Additionally, happiness is contagious and can have a positive effect on those around us. We are more likely to be kind and compassionate when we are happy, which can help to build a positive and supportive community.

Besides its personal benefits, happiness also has important implications for society.

Happy people are more likely to be engaged and involved in their communities, which can foster a sense of belonging and connection. In short, happiness is a crucial aspect of life and has many benefits for individuals and society.

Research has shown that cultivating gratitude can have a significant positive impact on our happiness and well-being.

One reason for this is that gratitude helps us focus on the positive aspects of our lives, rather than dwelling on negative experiences or things we lack.

This shift in perspective can lead to an overall sense of contentment and fulfillment.

Gratitude also helps us feel more connected to others, as it allows us to appreciate the contributions and support of others in our lives. This sense of connection can increase feelings of social support and belonging, which are important factors in happiness.

By regularly writing down things we are grateful for, we can train ourselves to focus on the positive aspects of our lives and cultivate a sense of appreciation.

This simple habit can lead to an overall improvement in mood and well-being.


One reason self-care is important for happiness is that it helps us manage stress and maintain a healthy balance in our lives.

When we don’t take care of ourselves, we can become overwhelmed and burnt out, leading to negative emotions and decreased well-being.

By engaging in self-care activities such as exercise, relaxation, and healthy eating, we can better cope with the demands of daily life and maintain a sense of balance and control.

Self-care can also improve our relationships with ourselves and others. By taking the time to attend to our own needs and desires, we can feel more fulfilled and satisfied with our lives. This can lead to greater self-confidence and self-esteem, which can in turn improve our relationships with others.

In addition, self-care can help us feel more connected to ourselves and our values, which can give us a sense of purpose and direction. This can lead to increased happiness and well-being.

Mindfulness can increase happiness because it helps us become more aware of and appreciate the present moment.

When we are mindful, we are able to focus on what is happening right now, rather than getting lost in regrets about the past or worries about the future.

This shift in focus can help us feel more present and engaged in our lives, leading to increased happiness and satisfaction.

– Bryan Dijkhuizen

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