How to Be Happy

Learn How to Be Alone

Many people never spend time alone, they’re always surrounded by family, friends or significant others, in person, texting, online or on the phone. If you don’t give yourself the opportunity to be alone with yourself and your thoughts, you’ll miss out on finding out who you genuinely are, what your inner voice is telling you and what you really want to do in life. Being alone once in a while gives you the chance to listen to yourself and decide where you want to go.

You Can’t Force Happiness

If you’ve ever met someone who acts overly happy, to the point where they seem to be putting on a show, then you know what it looks like to force happiness. Being genuinely happy doesn’t come from acting superficially peppy, it arises from being deeply satisfied with who you are as a person; how you think and behave. When you live genuinely, you won’t have to force any feeling, it will just happen.

You Make the Decisions

It’s easy to get caught up in instincts, emotions or thought processes that lead in a negative direction. The key to being happy in life is to remember that your instincts, emotions and thoughts are only part of who you are because you have an additional layer of consciousness can override all those parts of your mind. This part of your mind, let’s call it your higher brain, is the one that has the final decision as to which direction you follow. You can turn it on anytime to guide yourself through even the most difficult situations. Whenever you feel like you’re doing things unconsciously, take a moment to use your higher brain to lead you in a positive direction.