How to Be Happy

Positive Relationships

One of the best ways to be happy in life is to build positive relationships. Here are some characteristics of relationships that are going well:

  • You feel important but not at the expense of the other person.
  • You feel validated and you validate the other person.
  • Communication is open, honest, and frequent.
  • The other person builds you up and you do the same for them.
  • You behave kindly and compassionately and so does the other person.
  • There are no hidden agendas or ulterior motives.
  • Both people win.
  • Your life feels happier and more meaningful.

If you already experience these things in your relationships, you know how great it feels to interact well with someone. What will you do to cultivate positive relationships?

Be OK with Uncertainty

You’ll be much happier in life if you’re OK with uncertainty. Many of the biggest questions in life have no clear answers:

  • Why am I here?
  • Why will I die?
  • What’s my purpose?
  • What is the meaning of life?

It’s fine not to know the answers to these questions because what really matters is how you decide to live your life. Get to know yourself well, live according to your own inner compass, follow your dreams, treat yourself and others well, keep learning and growing and you’ll be a happy person whether you have all the answers or not. What will you do to be OK with uncertainty?


Be a Kid

It’s easy to forget that life can actually be enjoyable. One of the best ways to be happy is to see things with the wonder and excitement a child does. Explore, play, think, question, have fun and look at the world as one big place to discover. There are always opportunities out there that will help you refocus and be happier, thinking like a kid can help you access them.

Welcome to How to Be Happy

Welcome to How to Be Happy. I love helping creative, open-minded individuals live joyful and meaningful lives. It’s truly wonderful when people let go of the things that don’t work and discover that there’s another way to do things that will make them much happier. It may not always be an easy journey, but it’s worth it. Please feel free to share your wisdom and insights on how to be happy.

I look forward to hearing from you,


When Life Seems Difficult

There are times when life doesn’t seem to be cooperating or helping you be happy. You may run into people or experience events that make things challenging in ways you might not have even imagined. The key to being happy in life is to make things easier by managing your thoughts and behaviors. Any situation can be less difficult if you consciously decide to focus on what you can do rather than the things that are out of your control. Think and behave in positive ways and your life will seem less difficult.

How to Be Happy: Take an Honest Look at Yourself

A lot of people say they want to be happy but refuse to take an honest look at how they think and behave. Looking at yourself honestly means acknowledging that you’re not perfect. Some people get stuck on the idea that, if they admit they don’t do something perfectly, they’ll look bad. Taking an honest look at yourself isn’t about being right or wrong, it’s about identifying what you need to adjust and learning about yourself so you can be happier.