How to Be Happy

The Value of Creativity

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.

How to Build Your Self-Esteem

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.

Good or Bad

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.

Don’t Settle

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.

How to Be Happy: You Can’t Hide Pain

If you’ve ever seen someone cry at what seems to be an inappropriate time or in an unusual context then you know what it’s like to bottle up pain. A big part ofbeing happy is healing the things inside you that cause you pain. These can be things you’ve done in the past or that people have done to you that have hurt you in some way. The discomfort comes from people not treating you with kindness or you not being able to do it for yourself.

The hurt simply means that you have something deep inside that needs attention. It keeps hurting unless you reconnect with who you really are and live a genuine, fulfilling life that comes from deep inside you. It’s the split from your true self that causes the pain and you can never hide it because it comes out when you least expect it. There are many things you can do to heal including going to therapy, meditation and living a life that is deeply meaningful to you. What will you do to start the healing?