Learning to Be Happy with Yourself

Learning to Be Happy with Yourself

Do These 4 Things and You’ll be Happier

Do These 4 Things and You’ll be Happier

If you do these four things, you'll be happier:

Think in Terms of Long-Term Happiness

A lot of people confuse bursts of short-term excitement or elation with a long-term pattern of authentic happiness. There are many things that will make you happy for a short while but what will bring you joy in the long-term is the deeper more meaningful things in life like loving yourself, meaningful relationships or a fulfilling career; behaviors that require a lifelong commitment.

Lighten Up

Not everything in life is a matter of life or death. If you live that way, you'll always be on heightened alert and it will take a toll on how happy you feel. Try looking at the lighter side of life as often as possible: Laugh about things, say silly stuff, smile often, hang out with fun friends or tell some jokes. You'll be glad you did because life won't feel as serious or heavy.

Each Day is a New Day

No matter how yesterday went, or the previous part of your life, each new day offers the opportunity to move in any direction you wish. Wake up and take advantage of this wonderful chance to do whatever you want. You can follow your passions and start living a happy life whenever you decide you want to do it.

Live Mindfully

When you live mindfully you move from thinking and doing things unconsciously to behaving carefully and deliberately. Most people cope with the events and people in their lives by reacting the way they always have rather than by doing some planning beforehand. The key to being truly happy in life is to take that extra moment before you act to rethink what you're doing and move in a positive direction.

Cheers,

Guy

10 Secrets to Being Happy

10 Secrets to Being Happy

Here are ten secrets to being happy:

  • Be willing to take a careful look at yourself.
  • Keep what works well.
  • Get rid of what doesn't work well.
  • Be willing to change and adapt.
  • Let go of old thoughts and behaviors that don't lead in a positive direction.
  • Heal your past hurts.
  • Believe that you can be happy.
  • Follow your own path.
  • Do things that are meaningful to you.
  • Be the real you.

It takes a lot of work to be truly happy, but it's worth it because you get to be the best you possible and enjoy having a great life. Remember that you don't have to do all these things at once; work on one at a time until you get good at it and then move on to the next.

Cheers,

Guy

Material Things Don’t Make You Happy

Material Things Don’t Make You Happy

There are countless people who genuinely believe that buying things will make them happy. Time after time they realize that buying stuff really doesn't affect their long-term happiness. Sure, there is a buzz that comes from buying something you like but it doesn't resolve the underlying things that are vital to fulfillment. This doesn't mean that you can't be happy buying things, it just requires that you put some thought into why you buy stuff. If you buy objects with the hopes of feeling better about yourself, I have some basic questions you can ask yourself to help you focus on what's really going on.

  1. Do I really need this object?
  2. How am I focusing on fixing the deeper issues in my life?
  3. Do I feel less whole when I can't shop?
  4. In what ways does buying things affect my emotions?
  5. Does shopping help me postpone feeling emotions?
  6. Do I hide the fact that I buy stuff from others?
  7. Do I have to buy other stuff to keep the buzz going?
  8. In what other areas of my life could I devote more energy and thought?
  9. Could my money be used for long-term success?
  10. How am I defined by my things?

The answers to these questions will help you get some perspective on how your buying habits affect your life. There's nothing wrong or horrible with buying nice things unless it prevents you from looking at the deeper stuff in life.

Cheers,

Guy

Your Happy Future

Your Happy Future

The things you're doing right now are building the person you will be in the future. Pay close attention to what you're thinking and doing currently and ask yourself some questions such as:

  • What is working?
  • What isn't working?
  • What do I need to modify?
  • What brings me joy?
  • What do I see in my future?
  • What am I doing right now to reach my dreams?

One of the best ways to be happy is to think and behave in ways that make you successful today. By doing positive things right now, you increase your chances of success throughout your whole life.

Cheers,

Guy

How to Be Happy with Yourself

How to Be Happy with Yourself

Here are some ideas on how to be happy with yourself:

  • Avoid pretending you're happy when you're not.
  • Be vulnerable.
  • Be willing to look deep inside yourself.
  • Be willing to let go of what doesn't work.
  • Heal your hurts.
  • Be willing to change.
  • Be courageous.
  • Learn and discover.
  • Follow your true path in life.
  • Treat yourself and others with love.

Being happy with yourself means working through the issues that hold you back or keep you from moving in a positive direction. The first step is to identify the areas you want to improve and then take small steps to make the changes that will lead you to happiness.

Cheers,

Guy