How to Be Happy

There’s More to Life than Money

You’ve probably heard people say there’s more to life than money. Sure, it’s positive to be able to cover your bills and live comfortably, but you can’t find genuine happiness in money or material things because they don’t address the important issues in life like:

  • The quality of your relationships.
  • Whether you’re living authentically.
  • How you treat yourself and others.
  • What you do with your money.
  • Whether you make the world a better place.
  • Whether you’ve healed your inner hurts.
  • Whether you’re happy with yourself.
  • Whether your life has meaning.

No amount of material wealth can help you be happy if you ignore the things that really matter in life and that make you a healthy, fulfilled person deep inside.

You Only Live Once

Because you only live once, make sure you do things like:

  • Discover who you really are.
  • Live your dreams.
  • Do what you love.
  • Find inner peace.
  • Love yourself and others.
  • Do meaningful things.
  • Take responsibility for your own happiness.
  • Look inside yourself and heal what needs healing.
  • Live mindfully.
  • Live life as yourself.
  • Take action each day to be happy.

Your Thinking Affects Your Happiness

Your thinking matters because your life will tend to move in the direction of your thoughts and affect your happiness. Consider these two examples of ways of thinking:

  1. I can’t do anything, nobody likes me, I’m a failure and I’ll never achieve my dreams.
  2. I can do anything, people appreciate me, I’m a success and I’ll be able to make my dreams come true.

One of these approaches will make you happy and the other will lead in the opposite direction. Here are some ideas to help you think in a positive way:

  • Every time you have a negative thought, acknowledge it and replace it with a positive one.
  • If the negative thought comes back, replace it with a positive one.
  • If the negative thought still comes back, replace it with a positive one.
  • Keep repeating this until you become really good at replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. It won’t be easy and it won’t happen overnight, but you will eventually become an expert at thinking positively because you’ve practiced it over and over.

Your thinking deeply affect everything you do, or don’t do, in life. Thankfully, you can get rid of the thoughts that hold you back and replace them with positive ones that will help you be happy. What tips do you have on changing your thinking?

How to Be Happy: Share

To be happier in life remember to:

  • Share your talents and gifts.
  • Share your wisdom
  • Share your life.
  • Share your perspective.
  • Share your success.
  • Share your time.

Sharing helps you build a joyful life because it creates positive waves for you and others. Every time you do something nice for someone else it increases the chance that they’ll do the same and that the people they encounter. What will you do to share more?