How to Be Happy

What’s Your Purpose in Life?

People who have a purpose in life tend to be more happy than those who walk around aimlessly hoping something will happen. Ask yourself what you love doing and what brings you joy and then pursue it. When you listen to your inner self and work toward becoming the person you want to be, you’ll feel more fulfilled and you’ll be living on purpose.

How to Be Happy: Ambiguity

A lot of people make themselves miserable because they think there is only one way of doing things or one way to look at the world. They refuse to deviate from a certain thought or behavior and then wonder why they’re stuck or have limited options.

The key to being happy in life is to embrace ambiguity because not everything is black or white; right or wrong; good or bad. There are a lot of shades of grey and nuanced ways of looking at the world. Be open to all the opportunities available to you and all the wonderful thoughts and ideas that can help you be the best you possible.

Signs You’re Not Happy

No matter how much you might try to pretend you’re happy, it can’t cover up your real thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Eventually the truth comes out. Here are some of the signs of unhappiness:

  • Behaving negatively toward others.
  • Hurting yourself.
  • You try to control others.
  • People tell you that you seem unhappy.
  • People stay away from you.
  • Difficulty building positive relationships.
  • You haven’t dealt with your psychological issues.
  • Your happiness is only temporary.
  • You know deep inside that you’re not happy.