There are many ways for people to be happy, but its seems that in life we tend to do things that make us unhappy instead. We go for unrealistic goals, we do things that make us happy in the short run but make us unhappy in the long run. We always look elsewhere for what we consider to make us happy instead of the beautiful God creation that we see in the mirror.
There really is no secret to happiness as we are all different, but a few tips may help you realise that happiness starts with you from the inside out.
Here’s what we’d like to share with with you, 10 timeless secrets of happy people, see what works for you and incorporate it into your own life ;]
1. Forget the past
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. You won’t be happy if you carry the burden of the past. Did you make mistakes? Did you have terrible experiences? Whatever they are, let them go. There’s nothing you can do about the past, but you can start building a better future today.
2. Take responsibility for your life
To be happy you should have freedom and the most essential freedom is the freedom to choose. No matter how bad a situation is, you can always choose how you respond to it. Freedom to choose requires the courage to take responsibility for your life. You shouldn’t blame someone else when something goes wrong. Take the responsibility, you have the power to choose.
3. Build relationships
Relationships is where we can get true happiness in life. The reason is simple: only through relationships can we love and be loved. Make relationships your top priority and you are on your way to true happiness. Sometimes a relationship ends but another starts so its never the end.
4. Develop multiple passions
Passions leads you to happiness. So not only should you discover you passions in life, you should also expand yourself to new passions. This way you will create new ways to happiness. The key to expanding to new passions is curiosity. If you are curious, you will have an endless stream of exciting things waiting for you.
Building your character is essential for happiness. When you are true to yourself and others, you will be in peace. The way to start building character is by making promises and keeping them. For example, you make promise to yourself that you won’t smoke. When you keep to it, you are building your character. Or you make promise to others to be punctual. When you keep to it, you build your character. That’s when others will notice that positive change in you.
6. Be who you are
You can only be happy if you become who you are. Don’t live other people’s life by trying to meet their expectations. People may expect you to have a certain job or certain way of living but don’t be intimidated by them. Find who you are and be yourself.
7. Work creatively
When you work creatively on something you will find happiness. There is a well-known phenomenon regarding this called flow. When you are in the state of flow, you are fully focused on the task at hand that you no longer realize the constant energy flowing from you. This state of flow allows you to achieve high productivity and being happy at the same time.
8. Count your blessings
Being happy is easy if we are grateful. Unfortunately, seeing what we don’t have is often easier than seeing what we do have. Sometimes we need to experience loss before appreciating what we have. So don’t take things for granted. Look at what you have and soon you will have plenty of reasons to be happy. You may start with these simple things.
9.Its the small things
This is very true. Often it’s not big things that makes us happy but the small things. But how easy we forget that we are breathing, healthy, have a roof over our heads, a future we can change or excel, our friendships, our family. If you think about it these are not small at all but we do forget how lucky we are and become unhappy if we do not live out our dream life.
Being happy requires you to constantly grow. In fact, the process of learning itself is essential for happiness. Have you ever felt the excitement of being enlightened about something? Have you ever felt the excitement of achieving a new level in life or turning a new page?
Remember Happiness is something that you can seek out for yourself no matter what is going on around you and a good place to start looking, is within you first. x