Are you happy in life? If you are not, then steer through this piece of writing to learn some simple tips to stay happy!

How To Make Yourself Happy

“If you don’t have a plan for pleasure, you will have pain.” - Anthony Robbins. We all go through stress and challenges in our day to day lives. While it is easy to cope with minor challenges like a bounced check, an argument with a friend, or a bad day at work, it is often difficult to face some serious stresses like heartbreaks, a divorce, or death of a loved one. Happiness is a state of mind and is a relative term. Different people have different perspective about happiness. While a good book, movie or even a good meal can make a person happy, some may find happiness among family and friends and by indulging in certain activities. Again, some consider wealth as the only source of happiness. If you wish to train yourself to stay happy, here are a few tips for you to consider. Read the following section to learn more about them.

How To Be Happy
  • Learn to forget and forgive even if you are cheated, betrayed, taunted, or hit by someone. Unless you can forget and forgive, grudge, anger, and frustration will envelope you, thus making you very unhappy. Rehashing old stories only reinforces the pain and misery.
  • Do not expect much from people and from life. If your expectation is not met, it will make you unhappy.
  • Never compare yourself with others. Every person has his or her own ability and limitations. Learn to appreciate things you are presently have, instead of complaining about things you don’t have.
  • Show love, care, and respect to people around you.
  • Be a social worker. Help people who are in distress. This will give you immense joy and a sense of contentment.
  • Learn to be self affirming and find ways to be good to yourself.
  • Learn to praise yourself. Pat yourself if you cooked a good meal, or if you have painted a nice picture.
  • Give some time to yourself. Do things you love to do the most. Read a good book, watch some movies, or just pamper yourself with a lavish spa treatment. This will definitely rejuvenate you and most importantly, will make you feel joyful.
  • Explore your spiritual side and learn the effect of spiritual healing.
  • Spirituality is a great source of emotional support especially during hard times. It has the ability to make you mentally strong and help you focus on life.
  • Enjoy life to the fullest. Learn to keep aside tension and anxiety and relax peacefully.
  • Close your eyes and remember all those beautiful moments that make you feel happy. Good memories will bring a smile to your face.
  • Always wear a smile and dress nicely.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Learn to stay fit and keep yourself healthy.
  • Greet people with a sweet smile.
  • Get enough rest. Avoid overworking. It is absolutely okay to mollycoddle yourself some times.
  • Treat yourself often! Go for a good show, dine in a chic restaurant, or let your shopping spree take over you. However, be sure to keep it within your ability to afford it.
  • Don’t allow negative thoughts to dwell in your mind. Forgetting unhappy events is a great way to stay happy.
  • Love people around you. Bringing a smile to the face of a loved one will make you happy too.
  • Do not slave yourself for money.

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