How to Be Happy

Your Relationships

Your relationships are a clear indicator of how happy you really are. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, help you grow and interact with you on a deeper level then you’ll live a joyful, fulfilling life. If you’ve established a pattern of broken, unhealthy, superficial, unsatisfying relationships it means you have some areas you might want to examine.

When you’re healthy and whole you attract people who feel the same way. Take the time necessary to love yourself and others and that energy will come back to you.

How You Treat Others

There will be many occasions in your life where you will be faced with a choice between treating others with kindness and compassion or in some other way that doesn’t lead in a healthy direction. The key to being happy in life is to behave in ways that create positive waves. Treat others with care and you not only benefit them, but also yourself and the world.

Living from Your Heart

A big reason people aren’t happy is because they’re living based on what their brains (or heads) are telling them instead of listening to their hearts. When you live from the heart you honor who you are at the deepest level and follow your own true path. Anything that comes your way you deal with as yourself. Live from your heart by being who you are at your very core.

Emotional Intelligence and Being Happy

Emotional intelligence is the ability to be in touch with your deepest, and sometimes most uncomfortable, feelings so that they don’t affect your life negatively. When you understand that emotions are a normal part of a happy life then you can deal with anything that comes your way instead of trying to ignore or avoid what’s going on inside you. Being happy depends on being able to feel all your emotions without trying to suppress them. Once you master your own emotions you can also welcome other people’s.

Interrupt Negative Patterns

One of the best ways to be happy in life is to take a close look at your behavior patterns and interrupt the ones that aren’t working for you. Examine carefully what exactly you do that doesn’t lead in a positive direction and consciously substitute a new behavior for the old one. Remember that the new behavior doesn’t have to be perfect and that you can always try another approach in the future.