The only thing standing in the way of your happiness is you.
Happiness is a state of mind.
Your state of mind is a choice that you make, consciously or unconsciously.
How you let outside factors affect you is also a choice.
If you learn nothing else while you are in the safe walls of college: learn how to consciously choose your state of mind.
You mention that studies and exams make you feel worry and stress. You can start with that.
When you start to feel stress (heart race, etc), recognize that your body is actually trying to help you learn better. The physiological effects that stress has on the body include increased mental capacity, boosts immunity, decreased fatigue, and makes you more likely to handle the same type of situation in the future.
Rather than adding “worry” to stress, try adding “grateful” instead, and pump out the studying that much faster.
The extra kick to your endorphins will make you feel good while doing it, and actually make you better at studying the next time (and make you WANT to do it.)
As for the “grass is always greener”, this is also human nature. You will always want to know the unknowable. To combat this, ask questions. A lot of them. Of everyone. Read a lot. Be genuinely interested in people’s replies. The more you know, the less inclined you will be to wander, for the learning will be the attracting, rather than the doing. And if you find that there is something else that ignites your passion more than what you are doing, you will honestly know that it is that instead of a lot of other things, and not just whimsy.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-possible-to-be-completely-happy-whilst-studying
Originally Posted On: 2015-05-31