Are you as happy as you have always wished you could be? In life, people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be… so choose joy! Discover these 13 No-Fail Lifestyle Tricks that Lead to Happiness:
1. Fill your life with pleasant emotions
Fill your life with as many pleasant emotions as it can accommodate. Always remember the things that fill you with good energy, and try to include as many as you can in your day to day. Practice meditation, positive affirmations, mantras, yoga, contemplation, exercise, mindfulness, art, or any other techniques that uplift and energize you.
2. Heal your past
Choose to let go of the past: forgive yourself and others for everything that may have happened, and consciously bring yourself back to the present. If you want to go a step further, stat practicing gratitude for your present: every night before you go to be, say thank you for all the blessings you have in your life right now, and let that gratitude wash over you.
3. Be optimistic about the future
Have a hopeful, optimistic vision of the future by having more faith in yourself, in life, and in others. Never forget: the Universe (God, All That Is, the Source, the Higher Power, the Universal Mind, the Life Force, Source Energy…) is always guiding, protecting you, and conspiring to give you everything you’ve ever wanted.
4. Smile all the time
Teach yourself to smile constantly, especially when you don’t have much to smile about. Smiling triggers a memory of positive emotions and the situations that brought them on. Additionally, smiling is contagious: when you smile, you make others smile too, uplifting them. When you’re smiling, you seem friendlier and more approachable, and people are friendlier to you.
5. Fill your life with service
Allow yourself to care for others, for the world, for humanity. Let that feeling of profound fraternity guide you in your daily behavior. Caring and serving gives purpose to your daily actions, helping you find happiness in work, parenting, and routine activities.
6. Give yourself courage to deal with difficult situations
Motivate yourself when you find yourself in difficult situations in life. Remind yourself that we all have face difficult times, but we are strong and brave enough to handle anything that life may put in our way.
7. Try to be happier
Take responsibility for your happiness: know what makes you happy and make time for those things, and know what limits your happiness, and distance yourself from those things.
Knowing that you are actively choosing to be happier will fill you with more self-love, positive energy, and wellness than you ever dreamed of.
8. Strive to fill your life with meaning
Discover your purpose in life to fill your days with meaning. Discover your natural strengths and talents, what sets your soul alight, and build your life around those things. Remember: a meaningful life is a life with a purpose that serves something bigger than ourselves!
9. Surround yourself with happy people
In life, you start to become like the people you are around most of the time. We learn their words, expressions, behaviors, and visions of the world, and slowly start incorporating them into our own. That is why surrounding yourself with happy people increases your chance to be happy. So choose to surround yourself with happy, kind people!
Distance yourself from people who don’t add to your happiness and take away your wellness, and befriend people you admire: people who can teach you wonderful things that will transform your life, people who set an example, people who fill your life with positive energy and happiness.
10. Learn to be more optimistic
Teach yourself to look at the bright side of things instead of complaining, criticizing, and overthinking. Learn to have faith in yourself, in life, and in others. Never forget: positive attitude, positive results!
11. Stay present
Open your eyes to the present: let go of the past, and develop a hopeful attitude towards the future. Take the time to notice all the wonderful things that are happening around you all the time, instead of being inside your head.
12. Take better care of your mind, body, and soul
Take care of your body: eat healthy, exercise often, sleep better, and breathe deeper.
Take care of your mind: choose happy thoughts and don’t pay so much attention to negative thoughts. Remember: happy mind, happy life!
Take care of your soul: become more spiritual and strengthen your faith every way you can.
13. Show some love
You always get what you give, so if you want love, kindness, and support in your life, love, support, and be kind to the people in your life!
Show your love: make an effort to re-connect with friends and family and you will remind yourself of all the love you have in your life. Remember: a life lived in love is a life well-lived!
Open your heart to happiness, open your eyes to joy, open yourself to life, make up your mind to enjoy.
Remember: life may not be tied with a bow… but it’s still a gift!
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