5 Simple Ways to Be Happy

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Create a Healthy Environment:
imagesSurround yourself with people who are positive and/or who love and care for you.

Rid your life of toxic people; people who make you feel bad about yourself, or who make you feel sad often, people who stress you out, people who take but do not give back, etc.

Do what you Love:
,j.jpgFind one thing (at least) that you love doing and are passionate about, and start doing it again regularly; baking, reading, a sport, fishing, playing cards, journaling, dancing, etc.

You don’t have to be good at it, just love doing it and do it often.

 

Try to find the Humor in things:
977660_10151562647694504_679891605_oLaugh at your mistakes, be silly, watch good old fashioned comedy (try watching I Love Lucy,) and don’t take yourself too seriously.

Do  whatever you can to get yourself to smile and hopefully even laugh now and then, so you don’t forget what it feels like.

 

Talk it Out:
Kakao_Talk_Cafe_002Find someone you can talk to, who is a good listener; a Therapist, a Mentor, a trusted love one, etc.

Meet with them regularly to talk, whether it is professionally or a weekly coffee date.

 


Impact Someone else’s Life for the Better:

Pay-It-Forward-NewVolunteer at a shelter, teach Sunday school, become a big brother/sister (or something similar, e.g. fostering) to a child or a mentor (officially or unofficially,) rescue an animal, pay it forward, etc.

You’ll be surprised at how much it impacts and helps you as well.

It doesn’t have to be huge, just find something you can do to make a difference.

Hopefully these things will momentarily make you happier,
and over time help you to become a more joy-filled person.

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What are some tips and tricks you use to stay positive and joy filled?

Assurance

goldstars31Assurance:
1.) Confidence or certainty in one’s own abilities

Why are we ashamed or nervous to feel (and especially express) esteem for something we have accomplished? Is it because we don’t support our peers enough these days? Why is it that it takes “courage” and/or “confidence” in order to say “hey. I’m doing this thing, it makes me happy, and you know what I’m kinda good at it too.” If we all did it, I think we would support each other more, because we wouldn’t feel like we were in competition with one another. I think as a community we need to let someone know that they are good at something, encourage them when they tell us about their accomplishments, and feel joy in the fruit of our own labor and talents! Appreciation of self and others is not automatically feeding pridefulness and/or arrogance. I’ll tell you what it going to fuel; productivity, self assurance, and more creativity.
I think we can all agree there is nothing wrong with those things!

~AbbieLu