How to Be Happy

The Secret to Happiness

Look Inside

When you look inside and really get to know yourself you have access to all the amazing talents and abilities that are part of the real you. People spend a lot of time and energy looking for happiness on the outside when it’s already in them. Understand how you think, how you behave, what your strengths are, what areas you need to improve and where you want to go in life. Being a happy person is about living a life that reflects who you are deep inside.

Heal Your Unresolved Issues

If you have unresolved issues in your life you will never be able to ignore them and they will always be there as a reminder of something you need to do. The only way to be truly happy in life and enjoy peace of mind is to work hard to resolve the difficult issues in your life. Face these challenges directly and you’ll be much happier in the long run.

Manage Your Anger

A lot of people spend their lives angry at family, friends, events in the past, their lot in life or other circumstances. You get to choose whether you live in anger or not but, if you do, it will have a tendency to consume much of your energy and leave less room for positive feelings. Take the time to identify what you’re angry about and work on healing the underlying issues, you’ll feel much more happy and balanced.


You can’t feel fully happy if you don’t take care of your body. This doesn’t mean that you have to be an Olympic athlete, just do things that you enjoy and get your body moving. It’s also a great way to clear your mind.

Be Yourself

The key to being happy in life is to be yourself. Take the time to get to know who you really are and then take action each day to live the life you really want. Pay less attention to what other people want you to do and follow your own path.

What’s your secret to happiness?

It’s Hard to Be Happy When You Ignore the Evidence

It’s hard to be happy when you ignore the evidence about how your life really is. There are many well-meaning people who genuinely believe they are a certain way even when faced with mountains of evidence to the contrary. For example: They say they’re balanced but their lives are in chaos; they assure everyone they’ve got it together but they’re secretly nervous and anxious; they insist they’re kind and caring but they do all kinds of things that hurt others.

When you ignore the facts and evidence that describe who you are and how you live your life, you miss valuable opportunities to improve yourself and be much happier. When you acknowledge how your thoughts and behaviors affect your life you’re immediately able to move in a much more positive direction.

Take some time to think about the areas of your life where the evidence shows you might benefit from a change of direction. Try something different and examine the results. You’ll know you’re on the right path when you no longer have to ignore the evidence.



Why Make Things Difficult?

Have you ever been around someone who seems to make everything more difficult than it has to be? This type of person is constantly trying to feel important by behaving in a controlling or dominating manner. What they may not realize is that they make their lives less happy every time they introduce another obstacle.

Being happy is about building a life that takes less effort and unfolds more easily. You follow your inner voice to create a more joyful experience for yourself and others. What will you do to make things easier for yourself and others?

Having to Be Right

A lot of people get caught in the trap of needing to be right or forcing someone to admit he or she is wrong. This tends to lead in a negative direction because, when you force someone to be wrong, they probably don’t feel great about it which, in turn, affects the quality of your relationships and life in general. You’ll be much more likely to be happy if you just try to live positively and treat people well rather than having to be right.