People often think they can be happy all at once or that there’s some quick fix that will bring them joy immediately or without any effort. A more practical way to be genuinely happy is to incorporate little bits of happiness into your life by taking small steps that make you feel great about yourself. You don’t have to do everything at once or overburden yourself, just do one meaningful thing each day that helps you find balance and fulfillment. Over time you’ll establish a pattern of contentment. What will you do right now to experience a little bit of happiness?
Being happy doesn’t just happen, it takes constant and consistent practice. For example: You probably couldn’t ride a bike really well the first time you tried but, with time and practice, you got better at it. There will be times during your journey when you get frustrated or tired; remind yourself that you’re practicing so you can live a happy life and keep moving forward.
There’s a big difference between someone who has a hopeful perspective on life and someone who believes it’s just one big difficult mess. Genuinely happy people know that there are ups and downs in life but they always remain hopeful that good things are coming their way. How do you include hope in your life?
Life doesn’t have to be an exercise in pain and drudgery where every decision or action is excruciating. Take some time to laugh and enjoy, you’ll be much more happy. If you take life too seriously you’ll spend your time focusing on how difficult or high stakes everything is rather than having a good time being yourself and doing your thing. What will you do be a little less serious?
It’s not possible to be truly happy if you live your life through someone else. No matter how much they achieve or how comfortable your life is, you’ll still be living someone else’s dream. The only way to find authentic fulfillment in life is to look deep inside yourself and live based on your own talents and abilities and the success you create.