Learning to Be Happy with Yourself
What Is Happiness in Life?

What Is Happiness in Life?

What is happiness in life? The definition varies from person to person but there are some things you can do to invite more of it into your life, for example:

Meditate

Meditation doesn’t have to be complicated. All you have to do is be still for a short while, close your eyes, acknowledge the thoughts that come into your mind and let go of them. Breathe calmly and deeply and simply relax for a few minutes and clear your mind. When you meditate, you refresh your brain and body and clear out a lot of the energy that can keep you from being happy. Try doing it every day, it gets easier the more you practice.

See the Possibilities

When you see the possibilities in life you have a better chance at being happy and fulfilled. Some people reach a difficult point in their lives or look at a challenging issue and think there is only one way to deal with it instead of trying to find the many other ways of addressing it. You always have a number of possibilities available and it’s up to you whether you try to find them. People who only see one option tend to get stuck but those who see many are able to live richer, more varied and meaningful lives.

Avoid Making Things More Difficult

Have you ever been around someone who seems to make everything more difficult than it has to be? This type of person is constantly trying to feel important by behaving in a controlling or dominating manner. What they may not realize is that they make their lives less happy every time they introduce another obstacle. Being happy is about building a life that takes less effort and unfolds more easily. You follow your inner voice to create a more joyful experience for yourself and others.

Make Decisions

It’s hard to be happy if you’re constantly juggling a bunch of different issues or challenges that never go away. When you have some unresolved situation in your life, whether it’s big or small, take some time to brainstorm about what you’d like to do about it. Narrow it down to one thing and then take action. You’ll feel more settled and balanced when you think carefully, make decisions and keep moving forward.

Cheers,

Guy




How to Be Happy on the Inside

How to Be Happy on the Inside

It doesn't matter if you have the perfect job, perfect clothes, perfect car or perfect appearance if you feel miserable inside. The key to being truly happy in life is to discover and celebrate the real you. Here are some ideas to help you be happy on the inside:

  • Heal your hurts.
  • Take small actions each day to make your dreams come true.
  • Forgive yourself and others.
  • Celebrate the things you do well.
  • Work on the things that need improvement.
  • Look deep inside and figure out who you are.
  • Live the life you want to live.
  • Listen to your inner voice.
  • Get in touch with your emotions.
  • Keep learning and growing each day.

Only you can know if you're authentically happy but, if you're not, make sure to take care of yourself by paying attention to what's inside you before worrying about all the superficial stuff.

Cheers,

Guy

True Happiness Comes from Within

True Happiness Comes from Within

You've probably heard people say that true happiness comes from within, but what does that mean? I've found that it means that you have to actually do things that make you happy inside, such as:

Realizing You Always Have Options

Even in the most difficult of circumstances, you always have options. There is always that new person you can talk with, an additional idea you can consider or a different way of looking at things that can open up new doors. The key to being happy is to look at difficult challenges as opportunities to learn new things and try different approaches. You’ll feel less stuck in life if you always look for options instead of giving up.

Managing Your Own Behavior

Perhaps you’ve met someone who goes through life getting angry or hurt at people and constantly feeling miserable. The key to being happy is to manage your own behavior. If you normally get angry at someone, practice being calm. If you get sad about certain things, try being happy instead. Nobody on the outside can control your behavior unless you let them. Think of the behaviors you practice that don’t lead to positive results and replace them with ones that help you live a joyful, fulfilled life.

Keeping the Various Parts of Your Mind in Balance

People are sometimes happy in one area of their lives but miserable in others because they only focus on one aspect of their minds. Authentic happiness is about keeping the different parts of your mind (instincts, emotions and thinking) in balance so that you won’t go off in one direction like a runaway train. You’ll enjoy life more and feel more settled when you use instinct, emotions and thinking at the same level instead of letting one dominate.

Letting Go of the Need to Control

A lot of people feel out of balance inside so they try to control others to make up for it. When you try to control other people you’re not only denying them the ability to be themselves, you’re also forgetting to just be yourself. To be authentically happy, it’s important to figure out how to control your own thoughts, actions and destiny, not someone else’s.

Spreading Happiness

A great way to be happy is to spread happiness to the people around you through your demeanor and actions. This doesn’t mean being fake happy or overly enthusiastic but, rather, living in a way that treats other people with kindness, empathy and caring. Do nice things and behave kindly toward others and you’ll be creating positive waves in the world.

Cheers,

Guy

What to Do in Life to Be Happy

What to Do in Life to Be Happy

Develop Positive Habits

A great way to be happy is to develop positive habits. A lot of people do the exact opposite by hanging onto behaviors that don't lead them in a positive direction. Take some time to examine the things you do that get you great results and the ones you might want to change a bit so you can live more effectively. Having positive habits means that you think and do things that are beneficial to you and help you realize your dreams.

You Don't Have to Do It Alone

You don't have to work on being happy solely on your own. There are many resources out there that can help you on your journey and abundant information online, from people and books. As you work on living a fulfilling, joyful life, don't forget to reach out and look for outside support when you need it. It's okay to ask for help and keep learning as you go along.

Avoid Limiting Your Own Happiness

You are the only person who can limit your happiness. You get to decide what you do and don't do. It's up to you what kind of journeys you embark on and how much effort you're willing to put into them. You literally have no limit as to what you can do with your life and how happy you can be, all you have to do is be willing to take small steps toward your dreams. What will you do today to take advantage of this opportunity?

Follow Your Dreams

Do one small thing every day to move in the direction of your dreams. Make sure you focus on what you really want to do in life, not what other people or society says you should do. You get to decide what makes you genuinely happy.

What do you do to be happy in life?

How to Be Happy: Be Flexible

How to Be Happy: Be Flexible

Challenges will come your way in life and how you react to them will make a big difference as to how happy you are. If you resist and fight everything, then you'll expend enormous amounts of energy just to get through each day. If, on the other hand, you go with the flow, then you'll be less stressed and have more energy for the more important things in your life.

Being flexible doesn't mean letting people step on you, it just means that you know how to let things go and make adjustments when appropriate so you can live a calmer, more balanced life. Think of flexibility as the ability to handle any event or situation that comes your way without letting it derail your journey toward happiness.

Cheers,

Guy