How to Be Happy

Enjoy the Beauty around You

A great way to be happy in life is to take the time to enjoy the beauty around you. Enjoy admiring nature: A landscape, trees, a lake, a mountain, birds, a sunset. Perhaps you enjoy looking at architecture or reading a wonderful book that fills your mind with interesting ideas. Appreciate art or music and drift to other places. The world is filled with beauty, don’t forget to invite it into your life.

A Book to Help You Be Happy

Getting Stuck in Fear

A lot of people get stuck in fear instead of learning new things or becoming healthier. Fear can hold you back in many ways, including:

  • Keeping you from doing what you really want to do in life.
  • Preventing you from living life as the real you.
  • Stopping you from making changes.
  • Keeping you from meeting new people.
  • Preventing you from trying new things.
  • Stopping you from dealing with your feelings and important issues in your life.
  • Keeping you from being genuinely happy.

You get to decide whether you let fear prevent you from being the person you know you are deep inside. When you live in fear you live a life of limitations and constraints. Take the time to slowly interrupt the patterns that make you feel afraid and replace them with more positive thoughts and behaviors. You deserve it.

Be Happy by Living Mindfully

One of the best ways to be happy in life is to pay attention to what you’re thinking and doing along the way. Living mindfully means that you don’t just let things happen to you, you consciously move your thoughts and actions in the direction of your dreams. Mindful living helps you treat yourself and others well and be part of creating a happier world.

Shift Your Thoughts

It’s easy to get caught thinking negatively about things. Happy people are able to take negative thoughts and shift them into positive ones. For example: Instead of saying, “That will never happen,” say something like, “I can take one small step today to make that happen.” Any challenge you face can be considered in a variety of ways, you get to decide whether you direct your thoughts in a positive direction or not.

Having to Be Right

A lot of people get caught in the trap of needing to be right or forcing someone to admit he or she is wrong. This tends to lead in a negative direction because, when you force someone to be wrong, they probably don’t feel great about it which, in turn, affects the quality of your relationships and life in general. You’ll be much more likely to be happy if you just try to live positively and treat people well rather than having to be right.

Lighten Up to Be Happy

Not everything in life is a matter of life or death. If you live that way, you’ll always be on heightened alert and it will take a toll on how happy you feel. Try looking at the lighter side of life as often as possible: Laugh about things, say silly stuff, smile often, hang out with fun friends or tell some jokes. You’ll be glad you did because life won’t feel as serious or heavy.

Define Your Worth

A significant part of being happy is defining your worth or value. Every interaction you have with someone else is an opportunity to present yourself and tell the other person what you’re worth. It’s up to you to decide what worth means. Perhaps it’s how much you charge for your work or how you want to be treated in a relationship. You show people how to treat you by what you’re willing to accept.