How to Be Happy

Being Happy Requires Work

It’s hard to be genuinely happy if you do things like:

  • Pretend you’re happy.
  • Be only superficially happy.
  • Don’t do anything to resolve your inner hurts.
  • Repeat unproductive thinking or behavior patterns.
  • Rely on others for your happiness.
  • Live in fear.
  • Resist change and growth.
  • Constantly seek power or status.
  • Rely on material things to make you happy.

While it may seem obvious that these behaviors don’t lead to happiness, countless people practice them every day of their lives. The key to finding true fulfillment and happiness in life is to live consciously and meaningfully. Find out who you are deep inside and live life as the real you instead of thinking and doing things that keep you from living genuinely. You’re worth it.

Travel and See New Things

Travel is a great part of being happy. You get to see interesting things, meet different people and enjoy new perspectives. Travelling gets you physically out of your comfort zone and encourages you to look at things in a different way and come up with new ideas you can apply to your life. You never know what you’ll discover about yourself and others when you visit a different place.

Be Silly

One of the best ways to live a happy life is to be silly regularly. A lot of people think being silly makes them look dumb or weak but it’s actually a great way to be happy and balanced. Make sure to have fun in life: Tell a few jokes, enjoy doing silly things, watch comedy movies or TV shows, read funny books, act kooky, laugh often and have fun with your friends and family. Life is only serious if you make it that way.

Your Future

The things you’re doing right now are building the person you will be in the future. Pay close attention to what you’re thinking and doing currently and ask yourself some questions such as:

  • What is working?
  • What isn’t working?
  • What do I need to modify?
  • What brings me joy?
  • What do I see in my future?
  • What am I doing right now to reach my dreams?

One of the best ways to be happy is to think and behave in ways that make you successful today. By doing positive things right now, you increase your chances of success throughout your whole life.