Learning to Be Happy with Yourself
How to Be Happy: Use Your Voice

How to Be Happy: Use Your Voice

A lot of people go through life without using their voice. They let other people talk for them or defer to what everyone else is saying and then wonder why they’re not happy. When you ignore what you have to say you gradually lose sight of who you are. Luckily you can rediscover your voice whenever you choose to do so and use it to live a much happier life.

Get to know yourself, what’s important to you and what you want to say. Share your point of view with others, jump into the conversation and let people know what you need. Always interact in a kind and caring manner but make sure your voice is heard by the people in your life. The more you practice, the easier it will be for you to tell the world who you are.

Cheers,

Guy

Looking Deep within Yourself

Looking Deep within Yourself

Deep inside you reside the answers to the questions you have about life and the key to being happy. Many people spend all their valuable time ignoring these inner thoughts but those who listen to them enjoy lives of great fulfillment. The reason that you have the answers inside you is that you’re born with certain hopes, dreams and talents that are unique to you. Nobody else in the world has these talents and only you can provide the subtle variation and specialization of these particular gifts. There are people out there right now who are ready to connect with you and admire your talents because they make sense to them.

When you look deep within yourself for the answers to life’s questions you begin to connect with who you really are and you live a life of less effort and more happiness. Following the voice inside you allows you to live comfortably because you follow a path that makes sense to you. The next time you’re looking for answers from someone else consider the following questions:

  • What does my inner voice say I should do?
  • Does this answer reflect who I really am inside?
  • Am I blocking the true answer in any way?
  • What small step can I take today to follow up on this answer?

Learn to trust your inner voice and you’ll begin the process of validating yourself. You have the answers to what you need in life inside you, it’s your choice whether you listen.

Cheers,

Guy

Happy People Are Able to Think of Others

Happy People Are Able to Think of Others

You'll be much more happy in life if you think of others before you do things that might create undue grief. This doesn't mean that you need to structure everything you do around what other people want, just that you treat them with kindness, courtesy and respect. You create positive vibes when you pause and think whether your actions will impact someone else negatively. The idea is to think and behave in ways that help you achieve your dreams and live a wonderful life while also helping others do the same. The happier and more successful the people around you are, the greater the chance that you will follow the same path. What will you do to think more about others?

Cheers,

Guy

Take a Vacation, You’ll Be Happier

Take a Vacation, You’ll Be Happier

It's easy to get sucked into a cycle of constant work without any breaks. Make sure you take a break from all the work you do once in a while to recharge and reconnect with yourself. A vacation can help you see things from a different perspective as well as helping you relax and take care of yourself. You don't have to go somewhere exotic or expensive, just make sure you take time to get away from work and enjoy the change of pace.

Perhaps you don't have any official vacation days but, even then, there are things you can do like:

  • Go for a walk in nature or a nearby park.
  • Play a sport or get out an exercise.
  • Read a book that takes you away.
  • Enjoy some music or sing some songs.
  • Set aside ten minutes each day to meditate.
  • Do an art project.
  • Play an instrument.
  • Go to a museum.
  • Go to a show of some kind.
  • Pursue a hobby.
  • Sleep in once in a while.

People often feel out of balance because they don't include enjoyable activities to offset their work lives. Even if it's impossible for you to schedule a trip, you can still do things to take care of yourself. Even the smallest action to detach from work and recharge is better than never doing anything to lessen the pressure.

Cheers,

Guy

The Importance of Self-Reflection

The Importance of Self-Reflection

One of the best ways to be happy with yourself is through self-reflection, which means looking at every aspect of who you are, including the stuff you don't want to scrutinize. Examine the things inside you that hurt or are uncomfortable and tend to them so you can heal and become stronger.

Many people think they can just ignore the difficult issues in their lives and that they'll somehow go away. In actuality, being happy requires constant and deliberate work. Self-reflection isn't difficult, you can start by doing things like:

  • Setting aside ten minutes of quiet time to write down the great things you do and the areas that need improvement.
  • Choosing one of the things that need improvement and determine what is one small thing you can do to change it so you can progress in a positive direction.

Remember not to beat yourself up when you examine who you are, self-reflection is simply about taking an honest look at who you are right now and where you want to go.

Cheers,

Guy