Learning to Be Happy with Yourself
When Life Is Difficult and You’re Not Happy

When Life Is Difficult and You’re Not Happy

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 like, for example:

  • Thinking about positive things even when things get difficult.
  • Having confidence in your ability to solve problems.
  • Looking for solutions rather than worrying about obstacles.
  • Believing in yourself.
  • Treating yourself well.
  • Learning new things and using them to become stronger.
  • Learning how to manage your feelings and emotions in a positive way instead of trying to run away from them.
  • Learning how to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

It's true that life can be difficult and throw a lot of challenges your way but the one thing you can control is how you react to what's going on. If you throw up your hands and fall apart, you probably won't be happy with the results; if you decide to think positively and work on what you can do about the situation, you'll find that you'll be much happier. What do you do when life gets difficult?