How to Be Happy

Make Decisions

It’s hard to be happy if you’re constantly juggling a bunch of different issues or challenges that never go away. When you have some unresolved situation in your life, whether it’s big or small, take some time to brainstorm about what you’d like to do about it. Narrow it down to one thing and then take action. You’ll feel more settled and balanced when you think carefully, make decisions and keep moving forward.

Putting Pressure on Yourself

It’s healthy to have positive goals and to take action to work on them each day but a lot of people run into problems when they put too much pressure on themselves to succeed. It’s OK to want to be successful but part of being happy is knowing when to take a break and avoiding creating extra stress in your life. If you constantly put yourself under pressure you’ll miss out on enjoying your journey because you’ll never enjoy what you’re doing right now.

How to Be Happy: Be Flexible

Challenges will come your way in life and how you react to them will make a big difference as to how happy you are. If you resist and fight everything, then you’ll expend enormous amounts of energy just to get through each day. If, on the other hand, you go with the flow, then you’ll be less stressed and have more energy for the more important things in your life.

Being flexible doesn’t mean letting people step on you, it just means that you know how to let things go and make adjustments when appropriate so you can live a calmer, more balanced life.

Future Happy Times

We sometimes get stuck feeling sad or negative in some way because we forget that we have an amazing capability to be happy. Turn your thinking around by remembering the good times you’ve had. Think about what those times felt and looked like and keep in mind that you can make it happen again starting right now and in the future as well. Also, decide today what you will do to find happiness and do something positive.

Comparing Yourself to Others

There’s no quicker path to misery than comparing yourself to others. The only person you need to be concerned about being is you:

  • Decide for yourself who you are.
  • Do the things you love to do.
  • Act the way you act.
  • Live life as the person you know you are deep inside.
  • Follow your own path.
  • Sing your own song.

Happy people understand that fulfillment and meaning comes from being themselves, not someone else. What will you do to find the real you and live life as yourself?