How to Be Happy

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?

Vulnerability and Happiness

In order to be happy in life it’s vital to be vulnerable. Not in the sense that you let people attack you or put you down but by letting the world see who you really are. A lot of people spend their lives pretending to be someone they’re not. When you show the world the authentic you, you expose yourself to judgment and criticism as well as their positive responses.

It takes courage to be vulnerable and let people see the genuine you. It can be difficult but the alternative is living a life that’s not yours. Remember that being vulnerable isn’t being weak, it’s just sharing who you are deep inside.

A Balanced Approach

A lot of people swing wildly from one side of the spectrum to the other in life, which leads leads to feeling unsettled and unsatisfied. A great way to be happier is to try a balanced approach to how you think and do things. Focus on being neither too upset nor too complacent; find the middle road where you feel comfortable and competent. Happy people understand that going to extremes is not a healthy way to live, and that’s why they look for a middle road. What will you do to practice a balanced approach to life?

Genuine Happiness

Many people spend their whole lives trying to convince themselves and others that they’re happy when, deep down inside, they know they’re not. It’s very difficult to admit that you’re not actually happy because you’re suddenly left with a void where all your former thoughts and behaviors used to be. As painful as it might be, it’s always more beneficial to live life authentically rather than doing things that don’t reflect who you really are. Here are some signs that you’re genuinely happy:

  • You think and act like the real you.
  • Your thoughts and actions lead in a positive direction.
  • You’re living your dreams.
  • You live life as the real you.
  • You live a life of deep meaning and fulfillment.
  • You treat yourself and others well.
  • You’re healing your hurts.
  • You know deep inside that you’re on your true path.

Genuine happiness is when you live life based on the person you are deep inside. If you do this already, you know how wonderful it feels. If you don’t, you can always start.