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.
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.
You can’t be happy if you constantly think about everything that’s going wrong or that you can’t do or that has brought you down in the past. Your life tends to move in the direction of your thoughts: If you think positively, you’ll be more likely to be happy. Try replacing negative thoughts with a positive ones and continue moving forward optimistically.
You will hear many voices in your life but the only one that matters is your own. Once you listen to yourself you’ll notice that there are some voices in your head that try to help you and some that try to hold you back. Get rid of the ones that don’t lead in a positive direction and keep the ones that help you follow your dreams and live authentically.
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.