Genuinely Like Yourself

You’ll be much more happy in life if you genuinely like yourself. That means doing away with all the fabricated stories about who you are as well as the false or embellished personas. Be content with yourself on the deepest level by:

  • Thinking and acting as the real you.
  • Feeling your feelings.
  • Doing kind things for yourself and others.
  • Doing things that build you and others up.
  • Healing the issues in your life that need attention.
  • Letting go of negative behaviors.
  • Living consciously.
  • Behave in ways that make you happy about who you are.

When you do these sort of things you move in a positive direction and live much more happily. What will you do to genuinely like yourself?

Your Definition of Being Happy

The great thing about life is that you get to conceive your own definition of being happy. You can choose how you think, feel, and behave and your life will follow the path you’ve created. You don’t have to wait to define happiness, you can start right now by asking yourself questions like:

  • What really brings me joy in life?
  • What are the things that are meaningful to me?
  • What small action can I take today to make my dreams come true?
  • Who am I and how do I want to live my life?
  • How will I get past the things that hold me back?

When you ask yourself questions like these you begin to live with clarity and purpose rather than waiting for contentment to come your way. How will you start defining what happiness means to you?

Think of Others

You’ll be much more happy in life if you think of others before you do things that might create undue grief. This doesn’t mean that you need to structure everything you do around what other people want, just that you treat them with kindness, courtesy and respect. You create positive vibes when you pause and think whether your actions will impact someone else negatively. The idea is to think and behave in ways that help you achieve your dreams and live a wonderful life while also helping others do the same. The happier and more successful the people around you are, the greater the chance that you will follow the same path. What will you do to think more about others?

7 Habits of Happy People

Here are seven habits of happy people:

  1. They do the hard work necessary to understand themselves really well.
  2. They wake up each day and do things that are meaningful to them.
  3. They are actively working on healing their hurts.
  4. They treat themselves and others well.
  5. They build positive relationships.
  6. They’re always working on making their dreams come true.
  7. They understand that being happy is an ongoing journey.

You don’t have to do all these things at once to be happy, work on one at a time and keep building yourself up. The key to being truly joyful in life is to continuously do things that make you a healthier, more balanced person. What are your habits for being happy?

Express Your Feelings

When you express your feelings you open the door to experiencing life at its richest and fullest. Think about the quality of life you can have if you:

  • Tell people you love them.
  • Cry when you’re sad.
  • Laugh when you’re happy.
  • Admit when you’re scared.
  • Be angry in a healthy way.

When you learn how to live with all the things you feel you become a more well-rounded, balanced person. What will you do to express your feelings?

Ego Leads to Being Unhappy

Your ego can easily lead to being unhappy because it’s not an accurate reflection of who you are. When you’re living based on ego it usually means that you:

  • Worry about what others think.
  • Try to keep up appearances.
  • Try to gain power or control over others.
  • Pretend you’re perfect.
  • Think and behave based on your hurts.
  • Hide your true self.
  • Avoid being vulnerable.
  • Avoid dealing with your inner hurts.
  • Do things because others said you should.
  • Find other people to blame for your missteps.
  • Try to find happiness through material objects.

You can waste a lot of time time and energy doing these types of things and never be genuinely content with yourself. A more positive way to be happy is to take the time to get to know yourself well and live as the real you. What will you do to move past ego?

Be Willing to Change Your Mind

You’ll be much happier in life if you’re willing to change your mind, which means being flexible enough to evaluate your thinking and make changes so you can move in a positive direction. A lot of people run into major difficulties because they won’t change their minds no matter what the consequences may be. They stubbornly adhere to some idea until they go down with the ship. The key to being happy in life is to think and do things that help you be a flexible, balanced, healthy, well-rounded person. What will you do to be more willing to change your mind?