How to Be Happy

Winning and Losing

Being truly happy isn’t about winning or losing as much as how you choose to live your life. If you win and lose with kindness and integrity then you’ll live a healthier, more balanced life. Many people get stuck obsessing about defeating others or being better than someone else instead of just living joyfully.

Be Nice Be Happy

If you’ve ever been around someone who behaves unkindly you also know that their lives don’t tend to be very happy. Even if they’re wildly successful financially or have a lot of stuff, they can’t enjoy it as much because they’ve been mean to others. No matter how hard they try to cover it up, behaving meanly takes a toll on them.

Being nice is important because it creates balance and well-being in your life. When you’re nice you don’t have to worry about the repercussions that come from hurting people. You don’t have to make room in your brain for all the negative energy that is created when you’re mean to someone.

Being nice makes you happy because, no matter what anyone else does, you can be secure in the knowledge that you behaved positively. Being nice simply means that you consciously decide to behave kindly. You’ll wake up each day looking forward to building happiness in the world for yourself and others.

How to Be Happy: Avoidance

Many people will do anything to avoid looking at their difficult issues in their life and, in the process, miss the opportunity to be truly happy in life. When you don’t heal the hurts in your life you’re always burdened by them. The key to authentic happiness is to continue working on becoming healthier and more balanced throughout your journey.

Change Is Difficult

People don’t like to change. It hurts, it requires hard work and it’s not fun. The only difficulty with this point of view is that it keeps people stuck doing the same things over and over, even when it brings them negative results.

The key to being happy in life is to learn about yourself, keep what works and strengthen the areas that need attention. The end result is that you live a happier life because you know that change is difficult but worth it.

How to Be Happy: Dream

Perhaps you’ve met someone who has given up on life and has no hope or ambition. What’s often missing in people like this is the ability to dream, to see things in some new and exciting light. When you allow yourself to dream, you open yourself up to all kinds of opportunities and possibilities. Instead of getting stuck in one pattern you make yourself available to explore many different paths. When you dream, you get to envision yourself as you truly are and live expansively and authentically. Take the time to open your mind and use your dreams to build a happy life.

Are You Committed to Being Happy?

Nothing changes in life unless you are fully committed to taking action to make things happen. This means that you will do whatever is necessary to achieve your goals, even the stuff you don’t want to do. The good news is that, even when you’re doing difficult tasks and undergoing challenges, you’re still working on living an authentic life and being happy. Full commitment doesn’t mean being perfect, just being willing to keep moving forward.