Here are three tips for being happy:
1. Look at Your Areas for Improvement
People often forget to look at the areas in their lives that could use some improvement. It's as if they think something bad will happen if they recognize they need to make adjustments. There's nothing wrong with looking at yourself and admitting that you need to strengthen certain areas in order to be happy.
Once you've identified something you'd like to improve, take small steps to make it happen. There's a big difference between saying you need to change and actually taking action.
2. Find a Sense of Purpose in Your Life
Being happy is much easier when you have a sense of purpose in life, an idea of who you are deep inside and what you really want to do. When you keep things superficial or just pass the time, you can't achieve the deeper fulfillment that comes from doing things that are important to you. Take some time to think about what gives you a sense of purpose and keep incorporating small bits of it into your life each day.
3. Keep Doing Things to Build Yourself Up
Being happy is not a quick fix, one-time event. It's a series of deliberate actions over time that, when added together, make you happy. One or two events can be enjoyable, but it's the pattern of consistently doing things to build yourself up that will make you happy in the long run. Think of it as a journey rather than a destination.