Being happy doesn’t just happen, it takes constant and consistent practice. For example: You probably couldn’t ride a bike really well the first time you tried but, with time and practice, you got better at it. There will be times during your journey when you get frustrated or tired; remind yourself that you’re practicing so you can live a happy life and keep moving forward.
There’s a big difference between someone who has a hopeful perspective on life and someone who believes it’s just one big difficult mess. Genuinely happy people know that there are ups and downs in life but they always remain hopeful that good things are coming their way. How do you include hope in your life?
Life doesn’t have to be an exercise in pain and drudgery where every decision or action is excruciating. Take some time to laugh and enjoy, you’ll be much more happy. If you take life too seriously you’ll spend your time focusing on how difficult or high stakes everything is rather than having a good time being yourself and doing your thing. What will you do be a little less serious?
It’s not possible to be truly happy if you live your life through someone else. No matter how much they achieve or how comfortable your life is, you’ll still be living someone else’s dream. The only way to find authentic fulfillment in life is to look deep inside yourself and live based on your own talents and abilities and the success you create.
It doesn’t matter how happy you appear on the outside if you’re miserable or unfulfilled on the inside. True happiness comes from being in touch with yourself deep inside, understanding who you really are and what your genuine path in life is. Take the time to be happy on the inside by learning about yourself and working on the issues that hold you back.