If you are like every other person on the face of the earth, you want to become happier. Keep reading to learn what you must do in order to become happier.
- #1: Realize that happiness is a state of the mind
It’s all within you to become happy. It’s all in your mind. If you are currently unhappy, then you need to cultivate your mind for some happiness.
And the good news is, you can become as happy as you want just by exercising your mind the right way. So become happier by working your mind to give you as much happiness as you need.
- #2: Stop looking for happiness around you
This follows from the point above. Happiness is not external, it’s internal. So, stop looking around you to become happier.
The people around you and the things around you are not responsible for making you become happier.
By letting go of the idea that the people around you must make you happy, you enable yourself to form and enjoy healthy relationships.
Read my post on a simple healthy lifestyle requires healthy relationships.
- #3: Make a choice to become happier
Becoming happier is a choice just like many other different choices you make in life.
If you are currently less happy than you should be, it’s because you’ve made that choice, whether or not you realize it.
So, consciously choose to become happier.
- #4: Renew your choice to become happier every day
Just because you chose to become happier yesterday doesn’t mean you are set for happiness for the rest of your life.
Renew your decision to become happier every day.
- #5: Be active in the word of God
You’ll remember that a simple healthy lifestyle requires spirituality.
The word of God says you have a right to become happier than you are right now. It says happiness is one of the many blessings bestowed upon each and every one of us by our Father.
Don’t skimp out on reading the word. And don’t just read it, live it. This will definitely help you become happier.
Read these 6 easy tips to help you understand your bible.
Also read these 10 easy tips to improve your prayer life.
- #6: Realize that you have everything you need in order to become happier
Remember that it’s not about the external things. You, all on your own, have everything you need in order to become happier. That’s powerful.
So, use this power you have and don’t let it go to waste.
- #7: Stop comparing yourself to others
Nothing good can come out of you comparing yourself to others because you’ll always come out feeling short.
Learn to run your own race. Be confident in who you are. Know yourself enough to not be swayed by how people around you are living their lives.
Read my post on how to stop comparing yourself to others.
Also read 9 effective tips to improve your self esteem.
You’ll also definitely want to read 6 useful tips to know yourself better.
- #8: Focus more on other people and less on yourself.
I can honestly say this has helped me become happier. I used to focus too much on myself and my needs. I thought I was happy until I started focusing on other people more.
Then I realized the true meaning of happiness. You can too if you learn to focus more on other people than you do on yourself.
- #9: Forgive and accept yourself just the way you are
You are God’s creation, so you are already perfect. Stop trying to fix whatever you think is wrong with you and start celebrating yourself.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Take them as opportunities to grow.
- #10: Forgive and accept others just the way they are
Become happier by cutting other people some slack, just as you should do for yourself.
Accept others’ mistakes and forgive them. Forgiveness is a medicine for the heart.
- #11: Give
It can be your money, time, labor, talent or any other resource. Giving is a sure way to help you become happier.
Read my post on 8 important tips to be more generous.
- #12: Take care of yourself
Just because now you are focusing more on other people than on yourself doesn’t mean you should neglect yourself.
Actually, you can’t successfully care about and love other people if you can’t do those things for yourself first.
You have to be fit in every way to take care of others. So take care of yourself if you want to become happier.
Eat right, exercise, focus on your personal development, spirituality and on nurturing and developing the traits that will enable you to become a part of healthy relationships.
- #13: Be positive
Positivity will definitely help you become happier. Always try and see the best in every person and every situation. Worry less and rejoice more.
- #14: Be grateful
Grateful people are way happier than those people who aren’t grateful. There’s plenty to be grateful for.
Stop whining about what you don’t have and start showing gratitude for what you have.
- #15: Smile and laugh
Smiling and laughing work magic if you want to become happier. On those days when I don’t feel too good, just smiling and laughing literally brighten up my mood and my day.
Please learn to do the same. Your true beauty shows when you smile and laugh.
- #16: Focus on doing the things you love
Don’t waste time on the things you don’t like if you want to become happier. Live your hobbies and your talents. Read this post on 10 important steps to nurture and develop your talent.
- #17: Make the most of every day
People who do this become happier. Knowing you are not wasting your days contributes tremendously to your happiness. Read this post on 8 effective but simple strategies to be productive.
The final word
You can become happier right at this very moment if you make a decision to do so. Happiness is available to everyone, regardless of your life circumstances.
So, don’t use your divorce, childhood trauma, disability etc as an excuse to remain unhappy. And don’t grow weary in your journey to become happier because you will definitely get where you want to go.
Judge your growing progress along the way, remembering to focus on the long term rather than the short term. The pursuit of happiness is a lifelong journey after all.
Read this post on 12 signs you are making progress in your life.
Thank you for reading this post. Are you happy? Do you want to become happier? Tell us what you think you need to do in order to become happier.
You’ll also want to read:
How to be happy: 23 ways to be happier by psychologytoday.com
10 ways to be happier by realsimple.com