Happiness is something at all of us want and strive for. Too many times we try to find it by trying to get more money, a bigger house or a special someone that will make everything better. True happiness will not be found in things or other people. True happiness will come from within. You will never be happy all of the time but you can be more fulfilled. Here are some simple things that you can do bring more happiness into your life.
The first thing that you can do to bring more happiness into your life is stop taking yourself too seriously. There is very little that you can do about things that are out of your control so why bother worrying about them? If you find yourself worrying about something, think about what you can do to improve the situation. Work on what you can and stop worrying about what is out of your control.
Smile, Laugh, Dance and Sing
Smiling will immediately change you mood. Even if you have to force a smile you will find that it will lighten your mood. Laughing is a very powerful medicine. Dance and sing as much as you can. You should never need a reason to dance and sing just put on some upbeat music that will make you want to move and sing along. Make a CD or play list of songs that make you feel happy and listen to it when you feel down.
Chose to be Happy
Do not let other people chose your attitude for you. There are far to many people that would love to drag you down and make you feel bad. If some on treats you poorly let them know that you are not going to let them drag you down.
Diversify your Life
The happiest people will often have several things going on in their lives. The might have a job, a relationship, hobbies, some place that they volunteer or maybe they take classes to learn something new. If you diversify your life if one thing goes wrong at least you have other areas of your life that are important to you, that are still going well.
Do Something Nice For Someone Else
Have you ever noticed that the happiest people are often the ones that are ready to give away their last penny? Making some one else happy can remind you of what you have and why you should be thankful.
Realize You Can Not Change The Past
What has happened in the past is done and can not be changed, so why dwell on it? Look at the bad things that have happened as a learning experience. Learn your lesson and move on. Setbacks are just ways to toughen you character. Accept that things will not always go perfectly. When you do this you will find that you days will be so much easier to get through.
Be Thankful For What You Do Have
By changing the way that you think about things can have a big impact on your mood. Instead of focusing on what you do not have or how you are not as popular as you would like to be, be thankful for what you do have and the close friends in your life. You should remind yourself everyday of the good things that you have in your life.
Be Honest With Yourself
You need to be contented with who you are. To do this you must be completely honest with yourself and not be afraid to be who you truly are.
Learn to Let Go
Do not become overcome with negative feelings. Do not live with anger, sorrow, or wrath. Be letting go of these feeling you release other people and you release yourself to live your life. Most importantly you must forgive yourself. None of us are perfect, we all make mistakes. Learn the lesson that the mistakes has to teach you and move on.