How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy: Be Flexible

Challenges will come your way in life and how you react to them will make a big difference as to how happy you are. If you resist and fight everything, then you’ll expend enormous amounts of energy just to get through each day. If, on the other hand, you go with the flow, then you’ll be less stressed and have more energy for the more important things in your life.

Being flexible doesn’t mean letting people step on you, it just means that you know how to let things go and make adjustments when appropriate so you can live a calmer, more balanced life.

Future Happy Times

We sometimes get stuck feeling sad or negative in some way because we forget that we have an amazing capability to be happy. Turn your thinking around by remembering the good times you’ve had. Think about what those times felt and looked like and keep in mind that you can make it happen again starting right now and in the future as well. Also, decide today what you will do to find happiness and do something positive.

Comparing Yourself to Others

There’s no quicker path to misery than comparing yourself to others. The only person you need to be concerned about being is you:

  • Decide for yourself who you are.
  • Do the things you love to do.
  • Act the way you act.
  • Live life as the person you know you are deep inside.
  • Follow your own path.
  • Sing your own song.

Happy people understand that fulfillment and meaning comes from being themselves, not someone else. What will you do to find the real you and live life as yourself?

You’ll Be Happier If You Stop Trying to Be Perfect

One of the best ways to be happy is to stop trying to be perfect, mainly because it’s an impossible, frustrating fabrication that only complicates your existence. Focus instead on doing things that are meaningful to you and that make you feel content and fulfilled. Listen to your inner voice and work on living life as the real you rather than some idealized person who doesn’t exist. Make your life easier by enjoying your journey instead of worrying about impressing others or appearing invincible. Have fun and be happy rather than obsessing on doing things that set you up for failure.

Here are some ideas to help you stop trying to be perfect:

  • Realize that no human being is perfect. In reality there’s no such thing as perfection.
  • Understand that you don’t have to be perfect, all you have to do is just be yourself; that’s all that matters.
  • Work on making your dreams come true without worrying about doing it any certain way or having to be perfect.
  • Be happy just completing a small step each day toward making your dreams come true.
  • Be kind to yourself instead of putting all that pressure on yourself to be perfect. Take it easy and just enjoy how great you are.

There’s no way you’ll ever be perfect so now is a great time for you to give up that myth and just work on being yourself. You don’t have to live up to someone else’s expectations or some unreal concept of perfection, just be you and keep growing every day. What would you add to this list?