Learning to Be Happy with Yourself
Beauty Leads to Happiness

Beauty Leads to Happiness


Beauty leads to happiness, but not in the way most people think. I'm not referring to physical appearance leading to contentment, I'm talking about all the wonderful things around you that can make your life deeply joyful. Many people spend their entire lives living without any beauty (kindness, wonder, laughter, softness) around them but there is always the opportunity available to appreciate what's going on inside you and in your environment.

Take time each day to admire all the beauty around you. Enjoy beauty through nature, art, literature, architecture, music, humor, people watching or simply contemplate the beautiful things in your life or in the world in general. Celebrate how beautiful you are inside and all the wonderful things you do. There is so much beauty around you, you can tap into it at any moment to feel great about yourself and the world you live in, and none of it has to do with physical looks.

Cheers,

Guy

Being Open-Minded Leads to Happiness

Being Open-Minded Leads to Happiness

Being open-minded can make you happier because it allows you to enjoy a wider range of experiences instead of living based on safety, avoidance, or fear. It's easy to become complacent and comfortable, especially if things are going somewhat well for you, but it can very quickly lead to stagnation and closed-mindedness. Here are some things you might invite into your life to broaden your horizons:

  • New ideas.
  • New beliefs.
  • New friends.
  • A new career path.
  • A new way of looking at yourself.
  • New music or books.
  • Going back to school.
  • Thinking and acting in new ways.
  • Moving beyond the stuff that used to hold you back.
  • Being more open to new experiences.

Being happy means welcoming new thoughts and experiences into your life and growing along the way. Otherwise, you might miss out on the chance to live a wonderfully fulfilling, joyful, authentic, rich, multicolored life.

Cheers,

Guy

What Is Happiness?

What Is Happiness?

People define happiness in countless different ways but there are certain things that generally lead toward a joyful life experience. Here are some examples of what happiness is:

  • Knowing yourself well.
  • Being as healthy as possible inside and out.
  • Treating yourself and others with kindness and compassion.
  • Making the world a better place for yourself and as many other people as possible.
  • Seeing the possibilities.
  • Being willing to change and adapt.
  • Living life as the real you rather than trying to be someone else.
  • Following your own path in life.
  • Healing your hurts.
  • Realizing that happiness is a journey rather than a destination.
  • Letting go of what doesn't work.
  • Thinking, feeling and behaving positively.

Happiness is whatever you define it to be. You'll know you're experiencing it when you feel a general sense of balance and fulfillment because you're living life as yourself and taking action each day to make your dreams come true.

Cheers,

Guy

Do Things That Lead to Happiness

Do Things That Lead to Happiness

I've coached many people who genuinely want to be happy and then do things like:

  • Be rude to people.
  • Work out their personal stuff on others.
  • Don't pursue their dreams.
  • Live in fear rather than with courage.

The key to living a joyful, fulfilling, meaningful life is to do things that lead to happiness, for example:

  • Being kind to yourself and others.
  • Healing your own personal stuff.
  • Working actively to make your dreams come true.
  • Having the courage to live as the real you.

You get to choose your path in life, make sure you're doing things that help you be happy.

Cheers,

Guy

Be OK with Uncertainty

Be OK with Uncertainty

You'll be much happier in life if you're OK with uncertainty. Many of the biggest questions in life have no clear answers:

  • Why am I here?
  • Why will I die?
  • What's my purpose?
  • What is the meaning of life?

It's fine not to know the answers to these questions because what really matters is how you decide to live your life. Get to know yourself well, live according to your own inner compass, follow your dreams, treat yourself and others well, keep learning and growing and you'll be a happy person whether you have all the answers or not. What will you do to be OK with uncertainty?

Cheers,

Guy