How to Be Happy: Karma

Karma is the result of your actions. When you do kind things you create a certain type of energy and when you’re negative it moves in a different direction. Every day you wake up is a new opportunity to create positive waves in your life. Every positive action you take will positively affect the universe and help you be more happy.

How to Be Happy: Read

One way to be happy is to read things you love. Reading nourishes your mind and helps you see things from many different perspectives. Make sure you read many different things so that you have a wide range of ideas to draw upon and you become  a more well-rounded person. Read material that challenges you to grow and helps you use your imagination.

How to Be Happy: Be Kind

Remember to be kind to yourself and others along your journey. One of the best ways to be happy is to let go of the need to compete with others and shift to helping people. This doesn’t mean you should let people step on you, it’s always appropriate to let them know what your boundaries are in a kind manner.

Who Are You?

Try this happiness building exercise: Get  a piece of paper and write down, “Who am I?” Take exactly one minute to answer the question and write down as many ideas as you can. Stop after one minute and see what you have. Ask yourself if what you wrote genuinely reflects your dreams and passions. Practice this exercise every day until you feel like you’ve identified who you really are.

The Past and the Future

A lot of people feel unbalanced because they’re always focusing on things that happened in the past or that have not yet happened. The key to being happy is to focus on what you can do right now. You can’t change the past or the future but you can consciously decide what actions you take in the present.