Nothing prevents happiness than not making decisions for yourself. When you try to create change in your life but it doesn’t come from inside you, it will have no meaning and you’re not very likely to keep following through. A positive way to create change is to make your own decisions and take action based on what you want to do.
Creativity is a vital element of happiness because it can take you to places you never knew existed. When you’re creative, you open your mind up to doing things differently. Rules don’t matter and you focus instead on the amazing possibilities present at any time. How can you think more creatively? Dare to look at things from a different point of view and be open to the opportunities that come your way. When you do something new or create something that wasn’t there, you’re being creative.
A lot of people who are trying to be happy spend a lot of time on the small tasks in life rather than the important ones. Take some time to prioritize your day so that you’re doing the most vital things first. List everything you need to do in order of which is the most critical to follow-through on. Focus on completing each task in order of importance and make sure to finish one before moving on to the next. Evaluate as you move forward and make a new list as things change.
Building self-esteem is a major part of being happy but a lot of people make it more difficult than it has to be. The key is to do things that really speak to you such as:
- Deciding who the real you is and what love doing.
- Writing down a list of tasks that will help do the things you love.
- Doing one small thing each day.
The act of doing things that mean something to you will help you build your self-esteem over time.
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.
A lot of people who are working on being happy get caught up in evaluating what they’ve done in the past or are currently doing in terms of good or bad, right or wrong, acceptable or non-acceptable. These types of black and white evaluations often paint people into a corner because they don’t allow for all the different shades of grey that exist in anyone’s life and in the world in general. When you see the world in polarities it’s too easy to slip into thinking or feeling that you’re being “bad” or doing something “wrong.” Try thinking in terms of thinking and behaving in ways that lead to positive results and let go of the need to label something good or bad.
One of the reasons that people want change is to live a meaningful, fulfilling life after they’ve put up with everything else for years and years. They want to be happy. The key in life is to actively make your dreams come true and live from that place inside you that knows who you really are. The more authentic your life, the more opportunities will come your way that feel like a good fit. You won’t have to settle because you’ll be listening to your inner voice.