Here is an unconventional approach to learning how to be happy with yourself. Think carefully about each idea and how you might apply it to your own life. It's the process of working through each of these concepts that will help you be happy.
The more sincere you are in life the more happy you'll be. Being sincere means that you say what you mean and mean what you say. People can count on you to tell the truth and you try hard not to have hidden agendas or tricks up your sleeve. Being sincere doesn't mean being rude or ruthless, just that you don't manipulate people and you treat them honestly and fairly.
Remember Your Strengths
You have natural strengths (your way of thinking, talents and abilities) that you were born with and can use to live a wonderful, happy life. All you have to do is take some time to discover what you're good at doing and make sure you do those things every day. Focus on the thoughts and actions that bring you joy and fulfillment and you won't have to worry as much about doing things that you're not interested in doing.
Feed Your Brain
Your brain needs regular sustenance to feel and work its best. This doesn't just apply to the healthy food you eat, it means continuing to learn and grow as you go through life. Some people decide that they're finished learning and that they can't expand their minds any more. They get comfortable with what they know and don't veer from it. You have a choice as to whether you stop growing or continue to feed your brain so that it has fresh, exciting information to help you live a great life.
Keep Your Mind Open
It's hard to experience all that life has to offer if you don't keep your mind open. When you close yourself off to new ideas, information or experiences, you've told yourself and the world that you're finished learning and growing. People sometimes choose this path because they feel overwhelmed. The key to being truly happy in life is to continue being open to all the wonderful ideas, experiences, people, events and opportunities around you.
Live as the Real You
You can't be happy in life if you don't live it as the real you. Many people live their lives based on what they think others want them to do or because they settle for whatever comes their way. The key to living a genuinely happy life is to think and behave consciously: Do things that bring you joy and that reflect who you are deep inside and be the real you.
Being happy isn't about just hoping it happens, it requires continuous and conscious effort. I'd love to hear from you about what insights you gained and how your life shifted when you tried these ideas.