People who have a purpose in life tend to be more happy than those who walk around aimlessly hoping something will happen. Ask yourself what you love doing and what brings you joy and then pursue it. When you listen to your inner self and work toward becoming the person you want to be, you'll feel more fulfilled and you'll be living on purpose.
A lot of people make themselves miserable because they think there is only one way of doing things or one way to look at the world. They refuse to deviate from a certain thought or behavior and then wonder why they're stuck or have limited options.
The key to being happy in life is to embrace ambiguity because not everything is black or white; right or wrong; good or bad. There are a lot of shades of grey and nuanced ways of looking at the world. Be open to all the opportunities available to you and all the wonderful thoughts and ideas that can help you be the best you possible.
You will hear many voices in your life but the only one that matters is your own. Once you listen to yourself you'll notice that there are some voices in your head that try to help you and some that try to hold you back. Get rid of the ones that don't lead in a positive direction and keep the ones that help you follow your dreams and live authentically.
We all want attention, even when it's for something negative. Humans are social beings who like to be noticed and feel like they matter. Happy people seek attention in positive ways such as through their own accomplishments or by sharing their gifts and talents with the world. Difficulties arise when you seek attention through someone else or based on something that isn't positive. The only attention that will make you truly happy is attention based on a healthy, fulfilled you.
A lot of people have been taught that the world is a hard place that requires armor. While it's true that difficult situations and challenges are part of life, you don't have to build a shell and stay in it. One of the most amazing characteristics of human beings is that they have the potential to be soft, vulnerable and kind. When you behave based on softness and kindness you open yourself to people treating you that way and living a happy life based on positive feelings.