If you’ve done something that has hurt someone or led in a negative direction, it’s entirely appropriate to apologize. The act of apologizing shows that you have the capability to evaluate your past behavior and make corrections instead of continuing to do the same thing over and over. Being aware of your mistakes demonstrates that you’re able to learn from past mistakes and move toward more positive behaviors. If you have any people in your life that you’ve hurt, consider apologizing to them so you both can live a happy life.
There will be times in your journey toward being happy when others don't see your talents or abilities. That doesn't mean that you're not a wonderful person with something valuable to offer, it just provides an opportunity to reevaluate what you're doing and make adjustments. Take a look at what's worked and keep an open mind to new ways of doing things. Eventually, you'll find your own path. Rejection isn't the end of the road, it's just a brief bump along the way; here are some tips to help you deal with it:
- Realize that the situation isn't about you, it's just not quite a fit.
- Try not to take things personally, think in terms of there being other opportunities out there.
- Take some time to be alone and heal yourself.
- Go to therapy if you need additional support.
- Do things you love doing and that reflect who you are deep inside.
- Keep being yourself.
- Remember that even the most difficult rejections eventually fade if you work hard to move past them.
- Keep learning and growing.
- Look in the mirror and remind yourself of how wonderful you are.
Rejection is hard but you can move past it by actively doing things that celebrate the great person you are.
There's a difference between saying you're happy and actually being happy deep inside. When you're deeply happy, the different parts of your life are in balance the majority of the time. That means that you have your emotions, thoughts and actions in balance to where they all form part of a distinctly joyful pattern.
Deep happiness means that you've healed the painful issues in your life and that you live in a state of peace, kindness and compassion toward yourself and others. The only way to achieve deep happiness is to do the work necessary to go below the surface, find out who you really are, become psychologically healthy, and consciously move your life in a kind, compassionate, positive, happy direction.
How do we stay happy? Be taking action every day to keep moving in a positive direction. A lot of people think being happy just happens, but it requires thought and dedication. Here are some ideas to help you stay happy:
Nothing happens in life unless you work on it continuously. It may seem difficult at times, but anything worthwhile in life requires conscious and deliberate attention and perseverance. Keep working and you'll be happy when you start seeing the results of your actions.
Make Your Own Decisions
You can't follow your true path in life if you give up all your power and decision-making ability to some outside person or entity. You are the only person who gets to decide what you do in life. You call the shots and your effort gets you the results that will either make you happy or not. As soon as you give up your power to some external influence, you're no longer making the decisions.
Keep Your Eyes Open
People get trapped in all kinds of difficult situations because they make decisions based on their emotions rather than observable evidence. For example: You stay in a relationship where the person treats you poorly because your emotions tell you that things will get better rather than going on what you actually observe in the relationship. To be truly happy in life, it's important to pay attention to how people behave, not just what they say or how they make you feel.
Believe in Yourself
A lot of people think that happiness comes from some external source when it's inside them the whole time. You have the answers as to what is meaningful to you and who you are at the deepest level. No outside influence can tell you what your heart has inside it. You're the only one who can make it happen by believing in yourself.
Do things like these and you'll be able to stay happy. Being happy takes time and effort, but you're worth it.
How do you feel happy? You just work at it. There's no other way to be happy in life but to look deep inside yourself and take action every day to move in a positive direction. Here are some things you can do to help you feel happier:
If you're afraid of change you'll find yourself missing out on exciting opportunities and resisting new ideas and experiences that can make your life more enjoyable. People who are happy realize that change is a constant and that they can use it to learn, grow and become stronger.
A bamboo plant bends in in high winds whereas a mighty oak tries to stay firm and gets knocked down. You get to decide whether you resist the events that come your way or go with the flow and be more happy. By resisting less, you'll be more flexible and able to deal with the challenges you'll face in life. Being flexible doesn't mean giving up your dreams or way of being, it just means that you choose to not struggle with everything.
Every day is an opportunity to give or to keep everything for yourself. You can choose to give of your time, knowledge, money or resources or you can keep everything for yourself. There is one path that will help you feel deeply happy: Giving on a regular basis to people and organizations that don't benefit you directly. This approach will help you think and behave with generosity in all parts of your life because you are giving just for the sake of giving rather than because you have an interest at stake.
It's nearly impossible to be happy if you don't trust yourself or other people. Trust means that you believe in yourself and others enough to do the things necessary to live a fulfilling life. A great way to build your ability to trust is to pick one area of your life, something you currently do where you don't feel comfortable letting go, and decide to work on it anyway regardless of the outcome. Keep practicing and building yourself up little by little, work on yourself first and then help others achieve success like you.
A lot of people think they'll be happy if they can just control everything others do. The irony is that this type of behavior is practiced by individuals who feel out of control deep inside. The key to finding balance and happiness in life is to work on the issues that make you want to control other people and find ways to control yourself instead. Heal yourself first and be genuinely happy and you won't have the need to run other people's lives.
Let Go of What Doesn't Work
A major element of being happy is recognizing that not everything you do leads to positive results. A lot of people hang on to behaviors that don't yield beneficial results just because they don't know what else to do. The key to helping yourself succeed is to let go of what doesn't work and keep what does.
Try doing things like these and, over time, you'll be much happier.